A totally flourless, dense cake with peanut butter icing and a decadent chocolate ganache – made even better with raspberries and bananas.
By Shashi Charles
Though chocolate and peanut butter have been enjoyed here in the States for more years than the Rockeys have been married, my love affair with it started about 5 years ago.
Growing up, I never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich; in fact, I don’t recall ever having a peanut butter and chocolate cup back then, either. When I came to Atlanta to attend college, I was always puzzled by the jars of peanut butter my roommates worked their spoons through. But, a few years ago, I finally gave into curiosity and grabbed a jar of peanut butter to add to my oatmeal. As fate would have it, a few chocolate chips fell off of a chocolate oatmeal muffin I had made for my daughter, and, landed in my oatmeal…and…while I don’t believe in love at first sight…this was love at first bite!
This cake may not be the prettiest (I think I am gonna need to sign up for some cake decorating classes soon). What this cake is is a simple flour-less chocolate cake – no oat flour, no rice flour, no flour – period. Just eggs, cocoa, brown sugar, melted dark chocolate and butter (and some vanilla and salt – which are optional). I have substituted coconut oil for butter in some versions – with the result being a less dense, though – still tasty, cake.
The icing on this is simply a peanut butter, confectioners sugar, and coconut oil concoction – topped with some decadent chocolate and coconut oil “ganache”. My daughter suggested topping this with some fruit, to make it seem that this would be truly “better-for-us”, but, those bananas and raspberries certainly upped the taste actor of this cake!Print
I am a healthy food lover - and tricking my loved ones into eating their veggies disguised as treats is my specialty! I am also a graphic designer by day and blogger by night and a mom 24/7!