This month’s Recipe Redux theme was a combo of chocolate and something else. So naturally, I decided to make a chocolate and peanut butter cake! You can never beat that combo!
I always loved making birthday cakes ever since I knew how to turn on an oven. I’ve made all my friends cakes, my uncles, my aunts, my grandparents, my parents and my siblings. This year my mom requested a chocolate peanut butter cake, and since she is on a clean eating diet, I’d figure I would make it with all-naturak ingredients. I did, and it turned out fabulous! Its not too sweet like cake normally is, and its super duper moist! A little sliver goes a long way!
Clean-Eating Gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
- 2 cups brown rice flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. instant coffee granules
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 2 eggs, beaten (or two flax eggs for vegan option)
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- 3/4 cup coffee, cooled
- 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 oz. dark chocolate, melted (or semi-sweet)
Filling (adapted from Minimalist Baker)
- 1/3 cup coconut cream
- 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. agave nectar/honey/ maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup/agave/honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients except melted chocolate. Mix well and add to dry ingredients. Scrape sides of the bowl while mixing to ensure all ingredients are evenly mixed.
- Add melted chocolate to batter and stir well.
- Spray cooking spray in two circle layer cake pans. Add batter evenly between two pans and bake for about 45 minutes, or until done.
- For filling, use a hand mixer to beat coconut cream until smooth and fluffy. Add in peanut butter and agave and beat for another 15 minutes or until evenly mixed.
- Once cake is cooled, take out of pans carefully and spread filling on top of bottom layer and place other layer on top.
Health Benefits Peanut Butter:
- Healthy fats
- Vitamin E
- High in antioxidants
- Low in calories
Recipe as a whole:
- Clean Ingredients
- Healthy fats
- High in fiber
- Refined sugar-free
- Can be vegan