As many of you know, I love my peanut butter cookies, and pretty much anything with peanut butter in it. I needed to make a peanut butter cake and I needed to make it healthier. And vegan. And gluten-free. The topping is thinner than a frosting and I just drizzled it on top. Check it out…
No one will ever suspect how healthy this cake is. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and made with all wholesome, healthy ingredients. It’ll be our secret.
- ¾ cup almond meal
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup ground flax
- 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¾ cup unrefined sugar
- ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup organic creamy natural peanut butter
- 1¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 5 tablespoons almond milk
- dairy-free chocolate chips for topping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cake pan and set aside. (I used a bunt pan)
- In a large bowl, mix together the almond meal, coconut flour, flax, cinnamon and baking soda.
- In another small bowl, mix together coconut oil, sugar, applesauce, peanut butter and almond milk until combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and when a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing and placing on a plate. Allow cake to completely before adding the drizzle.
- Prepare peanut butter drizzle while cake is cooling by mixing all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Drizzle cake with peanut butter glaze, top with chocolate chips if desired and serve immediately.
I am fortunate that Frontier Natural Products sent me some samples of their amazing products, one of them being Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon. It smells out of this world and made a wonderful addition to this cake. We all love it on our oatmeal and I can’t wait to bake with it some more!
Serving Size 85 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.3g 33%
Saturated Fat 9.1g 46%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23.2g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7.9g 32%
*Nutrition Information provided by calorie count.com and not 100% guaranteed accurate
Oh and of course I added chocolate chips to top the cake. I mean, you need chocolate with peanut butter, right? This is a perfect example of a desert that taste delicious without all the extra junk. I promise to share many more cake recipes on my blog. And this was an awesome one to start with. ENJOY!