Upside Down Apple Cake

I normally bake a WFPB cake around Christmas every year. And, I must admit, it has always turned out extremely well. The credit must go to Hari, who always gets it perfect the first time. This year, I wanted to bake a plum cake – except that I had no plums at home! And they are not in season too. The Indian season for plums is April to June. I therefore decided to substitute plums with apples, which are plentifully available just now. The inspiration for the recipe came from ElaVegan ( But it did take some effort to make the recipe free of all processed and refined ingredients. The end-product was a super success!

Upside Down Apple Cake

Dry Ingredients
1 1/2 cups oats flour
3/4 cup nuts of choice, ground (I used almonds, walnuts, cashews)
1 1/2 cups date paste
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
A pinch of salt
Wet Ingredients
2/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup applesauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
3-4 apples, sliced
3 tsp date syrup
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C
Line the cake tray with parchment paper
Wash and de-seed the apples
Slice them and arrange at the bottom of the cake tray
Drizzle 3 tbsp of date syrup on them
Set aside
To make the cake batter, combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl
Stir until there are no lumps
In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients
Stir/ whisk well
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients
Stir/whisk well
Evenly spread the batter, a little at a time, into the baking tray
Bake for 35 minutes or till it passes the toothpick test
Remove from oven and allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes
Invert on a platter and gently peel off the parchment paper
Cool for 10 minutes more before slicing the cake
Serve the cake as is or with vegan whipped cream/ice-cream

3 Comments Add yours

  1. The cake looks delicious but would just recommend you to make the batter of a thinner consistency that will make the cake fluffier.Since this cake consists date paste and nut paste I think that has restricted the cake from fluffing up!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anuradha says:

    i want to try this but what is apple sauce can we make it at home


    1. Just put sweet apples into a blender and grind to sauce consistency.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s