Vegan Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache
This gluten-free vegan peanut butter cake is for you if you love peanut butter and chocolate! It's deliciously moist and not overly sweet.
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By Nikita | Nourishing Niki

Nikita Messina is a passionate, self-taught baker on a mission to prove that being healthy doesn’t have to be boring! In this article, Nikita shares a recipe for a peanut butter cake that is both vegan and gluten-free. Enjoy!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This peanut butter cake is for you if you love peanut butter and chocolate! It’s deliciously moist and not overly sweet. It’s easy to make and it’s good for your soul and your body. It’s also naturally gluten-free, as well as vegan, refined sugar-free and oil-free!
 

What You’ll Need

For the peanut butter sponge

  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce or Banana
  • Nondairy Yoghurt
  • Liquid Sweetener
  • Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Oat Flour
  • Almond Meal
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

For the chocolate ganache frosting

  • Cocoa or Cacao Powder
  • Liquid Sweetener of choice (vegan)
  • Nondairy Milk or Water
Vegan Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache

How to Make this Vegan Peanut Butter Cake

Step one: preheat the oven

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C / 350°F / 160°C fan and prepare your baking tin with baking parchment paper.

Step two: mix the liquid ingredients

Add your apple sauce, yoghurt, liquid sweetener and peanut butter to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

Step three: add the dry ingredients and mix

Add in your oat flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt and mix until combined.

Step four: bake the cake

Transfer the cake batter into your baking tin, spread it out evenly and bake for 20 minutes. Once baked, place the baking tin onto a wire rack to cool.

Step five: make the chocolate ganache and decorate the cake

Add your cocoa powder, liquid sweetener and milk to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth then spread it over your cake. Add a few dollops of peanut butter on top and use a knife to create a swirl effect.

Step six: let the cake set in the fridge, then serve and enjoy

Place the cake into the fridge for at least 30 minutes then remove it from the tin and slice with a hot, wet knife.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Vegan Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache

5 from 3 votes
This gluten-free vegan peanut butter cake is for you if you love peanut butter and chocolate! It's deliciously moist and not overly sweet.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Nikita Messina
Servings: 1 cake (12 servings)

Ingredients

  • for the peanut butter sponge
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce or Ripe Mashed Banana 250g
  • ½ cup Nondairy Yoghurt 125g
  • ¼ cup Liquid Sweetener
  • ½ cup Smooth Peanut Butter 130g
  • 1 + ⅓ Oat Flour 120g
  • 1 cup Almond Meal 80g
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • chocolate ganache frosting
  • ¼ cup Cocoa or Cacao Powder 30g
  • 2-3 tbsp Liquid Sweetener
  • ¼ cup Nondairy Milk or Water

Instructions

  •  Pre-heat your oven to 180°C / 350°F / 160°C fan and prepare your baking tin with baking parchment paper.
  • Add your apple sauce, yoghurt, liquid sweetener and peanut butter to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Add in your oat flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt and mix until combined.
  • Transfer the cake batter into your baking tin, spread it out evenly and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Once baked, place the baking tin onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Add your cocoa powder, liquid sweetener and milk to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth then spread it over your cake.
  • Add a few dollops of peanut butter on top and use a knife to create a swirl effect.
  • Place the cake into the fridge for at least 30 minutes then remove it from the tin and slice with a hot, wet knife.
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