Upside Down Banana Cake Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Gluten free and dairy free upside down banana cake with a tender crumb and sweet brown sugar glaze. This recipe is perfect for a weekend baking project or late night snack!

The best gluten free upside down banana cake.

What you need to make this upside down banana cake

This is my third cake post in a row and honestly I’m super proud of that because cakes are not the simplest of desserts to make. Luckily, this upside down banana cake is one of the easier ones to whip up and it takes under an hour from start to devour!

Get your bananas ready because this cake is




So here’s what you need to make this gluten free cake…

  • bananas
  • dairy free butter
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • all purpose gluten free baking flour (I recently discovered a new brand I’m obsessed with: Outrageous Baking)
  • cane sugar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • eggs
  • coconut oil
  • almond milk
  • vanilla extract
  • white vinegar

That’s all folks!

The best gluten free upside down banana cake.

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Gluten Free and Dairy Free Banana Upside Down Cake

The softest and most tender gluten free and dairy free banana upside down cake.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, dairy free, gluten free
Keyword: banana, upside down cake
Servings: 12
Author: Ciarra Siller


  • 3-4 medium sized bananas sliced length wise
  • 4 tbsp dairy free butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose gluten free flour (Outrageous Baking)
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a 7×11 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and then set it aside.
  • Place the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon into a small pot over medium heat. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes and the butter has completely melted and then pour the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange the banana slices in the dish (cut side down) and then set it aside.
  • Prepare your cake by stirring together flour, sugar, baking soda and sea salt in a mixing bowl then set it aside. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla and vinegar until combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Pour the batter evenly over the bananas. Bake for 28-32 minutes and toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before serving warm or let it cool completely and serve the cake at room temperature.


Store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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4 years ago

I love the colours and the pictures… Just perfect and amazing!! You are a great cook and incredible food photographer.
Big hug
Bea @lachicabites

Beth Monahan
Beth Monahan
4 years ago

halved the recipe and baked in a 4.5x6in baking dish and it came out wonderfully! beautiful caramelized bananas on top and perfect cake texture. I just cooled for 10min in baking dish before flipping out onto a plate.

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3 years ago

[…] for more ways to use up your overly ripe bananas? Look no further because this Upside Down Banana Cake is tender, delicious with a caramelized […]

1 year ago

Hi there- delicious cake!! Made it with bananas and everyone loved it! I was wondering if you thought this would also work with peaches?

1 year ago

The peach version was also delicious- thank you!

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