This is definitely one of my better creations I think. Well, I mean, what is better than a cake with chocolate and peanut butter? Nothing. Nothing at all. People didn’t think I could create a healthy version of this cake so I kindly accepted the challenge and it resulted in pure amazing-ness. Recipe below….
Peanutbutter & chocolate cake
•1 1/4 cup oat flour (is just blended up 1 1/2 oats in my blender until it turned to oat flour)
•1 1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked in hot water that just covers them
•3/4 cup cacao powder
•1 tsp baking soda
•1 tsp sea salt
•1/4 cup oil (I used olive oil)
•1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate chips (yummmmm)
•1 ripe, mashed banana
•1/4 cup coconut sugar
•2 tbsp maple syrup
•1/2 cup creamy, natural peanut butter
•3/4 coconut oil at room temperature
•1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
•2 tbsp coconut flour (only if seems to runny near the end)
•chopped, dark chocolate chips and crushed dry, roasted peanuts for garnish
for the cake…
1.)preheat oven to 350
2.)blend together dates and their water into a date paste
3.)line a 8×8 inch cake pan with parchment paper
4.)whisk oat flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt together
5.)add in oil, date paste, 1 cup of water and fold in chopped chocochips.
**I maaaay have also added a scoop of peanut butter here too….hehe.
6.)pour into cake pan & bake for 36-40 minutes until you poke it with a knife and it comes out clean.
7.)once baked, let cool on a cooling rack. To speed up the cooling process you can place in fridge until it is completely cool prior to icing the cake
while that is baking, lets’s make the icing!……
1.)with a hand blender, blend together peanut butter, salt, coconut oil, maple syrup and sugar together
2.)add in mashed banana and continue to blend to a creamy consistency
3.)now mix in the shredded coconut to thicken it
4.)refrigerate for approximately 15 minutes. This will bring it to thick icing consistency.
* if you feel it is still too runny after those steps, add a little coconut flour and that will thicken it nicely.
5.)keep refrigerated and take out 5-10 minutes prior to icing cake.
Ice the cake and garnish with the crushed peanuts and chopped chocolate.
I hope you recreate this. It is so worth the time. Everyone needs to try this! I wish I could bake this for all you little internet friends. Yuuuuum.