Vegan Banana Split Cake

Vegan Banana Split Cake 

Cake Ingredients:

3/4 cup Earth Balance (softened)

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 8 oz. container vegan yogurt (vanilla, strawberry banana, or pineapple)

1/3 cup light coconut milk

2 ripe bananas (smashed)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped walnuts (lightly toasted)

1 cup drained crushed pineapple

1/2 cup pineapple juice

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cake Method:

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 2 9" round cake pans. Set aside. Sift flours, white sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Set aside. Smash bananas. Set aside. Beat Earth Balance, brown sugar, yogurt, coconut milk, pineapple, pineapple juice, vanilla extract, banana, and walnuts.

*Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients in three batches. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out completely clean. Let the cakes cool completely.

Topping/Filling Ingredients:

1 cup strawberries--sliced

1-2 bananas--sliced

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup walnuts--chopped

maraschino cherries

1 can coconut milk (cream only)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup powdered sugar

favorite vanilla icing

Assembly!:

*Put coconut milk in the fridge at least two hours ahead of time. When ready to assemble, scoop out just the cream from the coconut milk, leaving the liquid behind. Beat the coconut cream with the vanilla extract and powdered sugar until creamy. The mixture will resemble a soft whipped cream. (See this post for more details on whipping coconut cream).

*Place one cake round on cake stand. Spoon approx. 1/4 cup of whipped coconut cream on to the top of the first cake round. Add sliced strawberries and sliced bananas to the coconut cream topped cake. Reserve the remaining coconut cream. Place the second cake round on top. Frost the entire cake with vanilla icing. Top the cake with maraschino cherries. Add sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chips around the cake for garnish. Serve with additional coconut cream drizzled on top!


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