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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

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Ooh – today I am super psyched (not psycho) to have been invited by Becca from It’s Yummi to a party with 26 fellow bloggers!
Now – this isn’t just any party; this party, hosted by Carla from Chocolate Moosey and Miriam from Overtime Cook, is over flowing with some special eats and treats!

Flourless Chocolate Cake Layers

Eats and treats that are chock full of…CHOCOLATE…AND…PEANUT BUTTER!!!  😯 
Both – in one – (yesssss…I am giddy) as today, we are celebrating Chocolate Peanut Butter Day 2.0! We even have a hashtag: #ChocPBDay

Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Now, IMO, chocolate + peanut butter = a marriage made in heaven – kinda like Alice and Dale Rockey’s. 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!

Chocolate-PeanutButter-Layer-Cake

As my daughter and I have a nasty sweet tooth – I try to come up with some somewhat better-for-us treats.
Somewhere along the line, I came across a flour-less chocolate cake, and while I don’t remember where I first saw it, or, for that matter, what the recipe exactly was, I have immensely enjoyed eating my experiments!

Flourless Peanut-Butter & Chocolate Cake

This cake isn’t 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!

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Just a Bite

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

A totally flour-less chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and a decadent chocolate "ganache" - made even better with raspberries and bananas!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 oz semi sweet or dark chocolate melted, 30 second intervals in the microwave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • FOR THE ICING:
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted by microwaving for 20 seconds
  • FOR THE GANACHE:
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup dark or semi sweet chocolate
  • TOPPING- raspberries, bananas, peanut butter chips

Instructions

  1. FOR THE CAKE:
  2. Preheat oven to 350
  3. Line 2 8 or 9 inch round trays with parchment paper
  4. Using a electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar
  5. Add the eggs - one at a time, mixing after each one
  6. Fold in the cocoa powder and melted chocolate and vanilla and salt
  7. Bake for 35 minutes
  8. And let cool
  9. FOR THE ICING:
  10. Using an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, confectioners sugar and coconut oil till well blended
  11. FOR THE GANACHE:
  12. In a saucepan, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips, stirring frequently
  13. TO ASSEMBLE
  14. Place a thin layer of icing on one chocolate cake
  15. Top with the other one
  16. Then spread the remaining icing all over the cake
  17. Pour the ganache on top of the cake
  18. And decorate with raspberries, bananas, chocolate orpeanut butter chips

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If you happen to be just as psyched as I am about chocolate + peanut butter; please check out these other fabulous chocolate and peanut butter recipes by fellow bloggers! Don’t worry, I won’t think you are psycho to make them and eat them all – unless, you don’t invite me over!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites by Carla from Chocolate Moosey

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies by Miriam from Overtime Cook

Chocolate Peanut Butter Twix Cake by Susan from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

{Healthy} Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bars by Kayle from The Cooking Actress

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Tiger Paws by Renee from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dip by Becca from It’s Yummi

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake by Erin from The Spiffy Cookie

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie by Lisa from Snappy Gourmet

Espresso Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and a Rum Drizzle by Barb from Creative Culinary

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tandy Cake by Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Chocolate-Glazed Peanut Butter-Stuffed Doughnuts by Coleen from The Redhead Baker

4 Ingredient Chocolate & Peanut Butter Candy by Colleen from Souffle Bombay

Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars by Karen from The Food Charlatan

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes by Taylor from Food Faith Fitness

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing by Shashi from Runnin Srilankan

Chocolate Filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups by Stacy from Food Lust People Love

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Lava Cakes by Anita from Hungry Couple

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Renee from Magnolia Days

Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites by Lauren from Healthy Delicious

Tagalong Dip by Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Nancy from gotta get baked

Small Batch Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts by Sarah from What Smells So Good?

Funky Monkey Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls by Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by Diane from Created by Diane

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Roasted Banana Shake by Jennie from The Messy Baker

Chocolate Peanut Butter Magic Bars by Jen from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Chocolate Doughnuts with Peanut Butter Glaze by Lauren from Lauren Kelly Nutrition

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Saturday 4th of April 2015

This literally looks like heaven on a plate for me! Oh MY!!!!

Khushboo

Monday 30th of March 2015

What are you talking about, Shashi- this cake looks BEAUTIFUL...so decadent! If only someone would invent a technology to enable us to eat through screens...maybe it's a good thing no one has actually. Lord knows I would have no self-control ;)! Seriously though- is there anything better than the PB & chic combo...in the form of a perfectly moist, fluffy cake? I DIE!

Ash-foodfashionparty

Monday 30th of March 2015

Girl, I would seriously stuff my face with that goodness. Looks ridiculously good. Such a nice thing to get together to make this deliciousness. You definitely need to make me this when we meet, I promise I'll share a slice;))