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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!

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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!


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!

Just a Bite


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

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

4.25 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 14
Author: Shashi
A totally flour-less chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and a decadent chocolate "ganache" – made even better with raspberries and bananas!



  • 1 stick butter softened 1/2 cup
  • 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


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted by microwaving for 20 seconds


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup dark or semi sweet chocolate
  • TOPPING- raspberries bananas, peanut butter chips



  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line 2 8 or 9 inch round trays with parchment paper
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar
  • Add the eggs – one at a time, mixing after each one
  • Fold in the cocoa powder and melted chocolate and vanilla and salt
  • Bake for 35 minutes
  • And let cool


  • Using an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, confectioners sugar, and coconut oil till well blended


  • In a saucepan, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips, stirring frequently
  • Place a thin layer of icing on one chocolate cake
  • Top with the other one
  • Then spread the remaining icing all over the cake
  • Pour the ganache on top of the cake
  • And decorate with raspberries, bananas, chocolate or peanut butter chips


Serving: 1g | Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 199mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 46g
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  1. […] would mean we would not have any leftovers for the next day and so we opted to grab a slice of this flourless chocolate cake […]

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

  3. Khushboo says:

    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!

  4. 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;))

  5. Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) says:

    This would be my absolute “bucket list” birthday cake! Looks divine!

  6. I just want to climb up a ladder and dive into this cake! It’s that good!

  7. kudoskitchen says:

    From the outside, this cake is a real stunner. Then you see the inside and that glorious, dense texture and I’m in chocolate and peanut butter heaven. What a beautiful cake, in all ways!

  8. Is there a worldwide chocolate peanut butter day? I feel that there should be! And this should be the centrepiece along with the other glorious creations! 😀

  9. I love peanut butter with cheese! I will have to try peanut butter on my oats next time we have them for breakfast 🙂

  10. One word. Gorgeous! Really, no more needs to be said.

  11. Shashi, this cake is seriously gorgeous! I’m in love with every element: that dense dark flourless cake, the incredible PB filling, that rich ‘n creamy chocolate ganache and the beautiful way you decorated the top. I wish I had a few slices right in front of me now!

  12. chrisscheuer says:

    This would be extremely dangerous to have around the house! It looks amazing!

  13. Gorgeous cake and love how moist it is. Super tempted by the cake clicks 😀

  14. Chelsey Amer says:

    I think your cake is beautiful! Love the fruit added!

  15. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    This cake is GORGEOUS- I’m so impressed Shashi! Hands-down, this has to be the best virtual foodie party ever- so many amazing sounding links. I can’t wait to start checking them out!

  16. OMG! chcolate,peanut butter and lot of fruits on it!Cant resist!

  17. Ooh, I actually think this looks perfectly pretty, Shashi! … especially that final photo …. mmm, you’ve got me salivating!
    Glad you finally ‘saw the light’ with the pb and chocolate combo! 🙂

  18. Looks ridiculously good. I love a flourless cake and peanut butter ganache on top seals the deal. Incredible.

  19. cottercrunch says:

    now this is a party! i’ll be there soon! haha. and you don’t need cake decor classes, you got skillz!!!!

  20. Oh, sweet girlyfriend, I am SO glad you joined me on this delicious adventure! Umm, NOT pretty? I think you’ve been drinking goofy juice, because this cake is GORGEOUS!

    • Shashi says:

      You are way way too kind! I sent yaan email – thank you so much Becca for letting me in on this! This was so much fun! Remind me to pay you in cake when we meet one day! xx

  21. hotlyspiced says:

    IMO, chocolate and peanut butter is absolutely a match made in heaven. And I have a mouthful of sweet teeth. I absolutely love the look of your cake. It’s gorgeous. And I love how it’s flourless – the best cakes always are! Your presentation is beautiful xx

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – I love your reference of a “mouthful of sweet teeth” – love that so much, I just might have to borrow it!
      Thanks so much Charlie!

  22. Mira says:

    What a great party and gorgeous cake! Love chocolate and peanut butter! I also have a terrible sweet tooth!

  23. What do you mean that cake isn’t pretty??? Come over here to Australia and look at it from our angle and you’ll see that it’s really lovely. 🙂

    Looking forward to the sweet collaboration!

  24. What a gorgeous cake! I could eat that frosting with a spoon…

  25. Kelsey says:

    HOLY MOLY! I thought, “did she seriously just make this right now” you are making me drool. This is award-winning!

  26. Ashley says:

    Chocolate + peanut butter is just the best combo! What a great party theme! This looks absolutely fantastic Shashi – I have zero desserts in the house right now (grocery shopping tomorrow) and it is killing me! haha This is not helping 🙂

  27. This is glorious!! I just want it all!! Love the chocolate peanut butter combo!

  28. Farrah says:

    I love all the strawberries on there–this cake looks so delicious! <3 And what do you mean not pretty?!? o_o If that's not pretty and you need cake decorating classes, I would probably flunk said classes and have to do remedial work. :O!

  29. Bouesso says:

    Very good cake!

  30. Liz says:

    I’ve never liked pb sandwiches, but pb and chocolate treats are a whole other story! Your flourless cake with that thick layer of ganache is irresistible!!!

  31. thenutritiouskitchen says:

    Oh my goodness this is absolutely stunning. I am honestly at a loss for words right now! Pinning and will most likely be making for Easter dessert! 🙂

  32. Kim says:

    YUM!! And, so excited to check out all of the peanut butter chocolate recipes!!!

  33. Yayyy–welcome to the side of being OBSESSED with pb & chocolate. You totally made the right choice with this cake–flourless chocolate cakes are always decadence personified and that pb icing is to diiiie for

  34. Oh my GOSH, Shashi–I’m so glad you got to try and become addicted to the chocolate and PB combo! Seriously though, right? It’s a sweet tooth’s MUST. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw your cake, by the way. That icing and moist cake!! You seriously need to sign me up for this, because otherwise I might just sign myself up and show up uninvited 😉 love love love your blog! Cheers!

    • Shashi says:

      Oh my – you are so right!!! PB + Chocolate is a sweet tooth’s must!!! Haha – come on over lady – there’s plenty for you too 😉
      By the way – thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  35. kitchenriffs says:

    Who doesn’t love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter? One of my favorites. Your cake looks spectacular. And wouldn’t be safe if I was around. 😉 Really good — thanks.

  36. What a fantastic cake my friend. Can you send a slice over here asap please?

  37. Wow! There’s really no flour in this? I would have never guessed! It is gorgeous and I’m betting it tastes just as good as it looks!

  38. I love that you topped yours with fruit! I so rarely add fruit to my peanut butter creations but it sounds great and would make it seem less sinful haha.

  39. I love flourless chocolate cake! What a great idea to use peanut butter icing with it!

  40. Choc and PB is the BEST combo! Love this and all of these fabulous recipes!

  41. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    A very beautiful and tempting cake! Who could ever resist the combo of chocolate and peanut butter? I surely can’t.

  42. Kelly says:

    I think you decorated this cake beautifully, Shashi! It looks beyond incredible! Totally agree, chocolate and peanut butter is the ultimate combo and I love the bananas and raspberries you added on top! The flourless cake makes this even more irresistible! <3 it!

  43. Because flourless chocolate cakes are such a big thing at Passover, I’m well familiar with them. But adding peanut butter is just brilliant. Brilliant I tell you! I’ll be doing that from now on!

  44. whiskandshout says:

    This looks amazing! I love all of your pictures, the cake looks so moist and the frostings are lovely 🙂 definitely checking out a ton of those recipes… I have like 50 tabs open now 🙂

  45. Tara says:

    OMG I’m going to spend the next hour going through all those recipes. Your cake looks amazing!!! And, like you, it wasn’t until I moved out of Australia that I discovered the wonders of peanut butter and chocolate. PB is a rare foodie love in Australia!

    • Shashi says:

      When I was in Sri lanka – I don’t ever remember hearing about it either! None of my friends even brought a PB&J sandwich for lunch – ever! Funny eh?!
      By the way – thanks so much Tara!

  46. Not the prettiest?! You crazy! I think it looks gorgeous, and ohhhhhhh so good. But I’d have to replace the PB with AB 😛 And I never had a nut butter and jelly sandwich growing up either. In fact, I don’t think I had my first taste of almond butter until I was around 24 or 25… I thought I was allergic to ALL nuts when I was growing up, so I’m kind of over the moon that that wasn’t the case! #pinned

    • Shashi says:

      Aww shucks – thanks so much Amanda!
      Hey – are you allergic to pistachios? I saw another blogger make pistachio butter earlier this week – and I remember having a pistachio cake once in NYC where they had used pistachio paste – this cake was phenomenal!

  47. spicedblog says:

    Shashi! This is seriously one of the best looking cakes I’ve seen in a long time. Cake decorating classes? No way! Save the money on those and just send me a slice of this cake instead. And lil Shashi’s idea of topping this with fresh fruit is golden…we’ll make a food blogger out of her yet! 🙂

    P.S. I love peanut butter sandwiches…but no jelly. I don’t like jelly mixing in there with my peanut butter. Go figure.

    • Shashi says:

      Oh David – you are way too kind! Thank you my friend! But I’m thinking that lemon coconut cake you made was on the top of the list of best looking cakes I’ve seen!
      Dude – you don’t like jelly on your PB’s??? How about bananas and honey and PB on bread that is then put on the stove top or grill – oooh ooey gooey pb and honey and nananers…please tell me you are a fan….

  48. Now, here is the chocolate and peanut butter Shashi I know! Loving your healthy-ish twist with coconut oil in this flourless chocolate cake–a favorite at our house. Cannot wait to try your recipe, girl. Thank you for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – Oh Stacy! Thank you!!! You know me too well!!! On those days I don’t post PB & Chocolate recipes, just know that I eat PB & chocolate oatmeal 5 mornings a week! 🙂
      Hope you have a wonderful week too, sweet friend! xx

  49. So pumped to be celebrating the tastiest day of the year with you lady! Now how about you send over about 10 slices of this cake, and no one gets hurt? 😀 Pinned!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – I was so psyched to get in on this party!!!! By the way – send me your pancakes and we have a deal!!! – cool???
      Oh and – I saw your reply about Chopped!!!! Oh my goodness!!!! I am so so so happy for you!!! So when will you know???? When are the tryouts???? OOOH – I sure hope you get selected!!! I cannot wait….please please do let us know so we can watch!!!

  50. I’m totally pysched about chocolate and peanut butter. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it!

    This looks amazing Shashi! Love that you were able to make it without flour. I’ve gotta try.

    Have a blessed and beautiful Wednesday!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Melanie! I gotta stalk out your Pinterest boards to see your PB & Chocolate collection – you know, I could never have enough of these two! 🙂
      I hope you have a wonderful and blessed rest of the week too!

  51. Joanne says:

    Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite flavor combination of ALL TIME. This cake is heavenly!

  52. Renee Dobbs says:

    That looks so rich and fudgy and incredible!

  53. Allie says:

    Oh my this looks heavenly. I love all things peanut butter and chocolate

  54. Beautiful cake, Shashi! I love the fruit on there. Delicious!