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Vegan Banana Cake

Best vegan banana cake recipe. A super easy to make, moist, soft, fluffy & insanely delicious banana cake recipe that is egg free & dairy free. This one bowl cake can be whipped in under 60 minutes from scratch and makes for a perfect breakfast or snack.
Made with mashed bananas, plain flour, light olive oil & cashew yogurt, this cake has bits of dark chocolate & crunchy walnuts all through it, a simple yet super exotic treat 🙂 We love it plain, thick and hearty still warm slices but you can totally frost this cake too. Cream cheese frosting will be delicious here.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan banana cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Harini


Dry Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate

Wet ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed banana 3 medium overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup vegan yogurt
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or extract


  • Preheat the oven at 180 C or 350 F. Grease and dust a 7 or 8 inch round cake tin or 9 X 5 loaf pan or 8 inch square cake tin.
    greased cake tin
  • Peel and roughly chop the bananas and place them in a large mixing bow
    chopped overripe bananas in a mixing bowl
  • Chop walnuts and dark chocolate.
    chopped walnut and chocolate
  • Mash the chopped bananas well.
  • To the mashed banana, add 1/2 cup oil to it.
  • Next add 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract.
  • Add 1/3 cup sugar.
  • Finally add 1/4 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup almond milk.
  • Whisk everything well until the mixture turns light and pale. Place a sieve over the bowl. Add 1.5 cups flour, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and salt.
  • Mix and sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix the flour mixture well yet gently. Do not over mix the batter. A few streaks of flour is ok.
  • Now add the chopped chocolate and walnuts.
  • Mix gently. Pour the banana cake batter evenly into the prepared tin. Tap gently.
  • Place the halved walnuts all over.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes. The cake is done when the top is evenly browned and a tester or toothpick inserted comes out clean from the center.
  • Let the cool cake in the pan for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove the cake to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Slice into squares and serve vegan banana cake warm.
    closeup shot of vegan banana cake


Use fresh and good quality ingredients for best tasting cake. Make sure the flour you use is fresh and not rancid. Also check for the freshness of walnuts before adding.
Do not over mix the batter- The key to make super soft, fluffy banana cake is to not overmix the batter. After sifting the dry ingredients over wet ingredients, do not mix the ingredients together vigorously with a whisk. Cut and fold the flour mixture gently into the wet ingredients, incorporating air as you do.
Instead of plain flour you can use cake flour or even whole wheat flour.


Serving: 12servings | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg