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Peanut Butter Chocolate Skillet Cake {Flourless}

Flourless Chocolate & Peanut Butter Skillet Cake

Romantic, teen-puppy-love-type, movies are really not my cup of tea, but, seeing my sports-loving-daughter happens to be going through a phase with them (am hoping this phase runs it’s course soon), I figure I would sacrifice my sanity and indulge her. An added bonus of my “sacrifice” happens to be some extra time with my kiddo and some animated discussions about choices after; like when we watched “Endless Love” awhile back.

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This past weekend, she talked me into watching “If I Stay”. I had seen the trailers – and, to me, it looked like a gal -who was comatose after a horrible accident; who had lost the rest of her family; and, who was almost at deaths door herself; who comes back for – a boy! I was mentally prepared for a discussion, similar to the one we had after “Twilight”, about girls making choices when they are all googly eyed about some boy. And, since, mental discussions of this sort dictate the need for fuel (for me at least), I made this one-skillet, totally flourless, Peanut Butter and Chocolate cake to sustain us for the hours ahead – or, so I thought.


I used Peanut Butter and Co.‘s Dark Chocolate Dreams together with semi sweet chocolate chips, coconut oil, vanilla and eggs to make this not-overly-sweet, but oh-so-chocolatey, brain-food – in a skillet! No other bowls or pans to wash! And, if you happen to have a teen or tween around, they might just help you “clean” the skillet so well – washing would be totally optional!  😉 

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Now, in case you haven’t seen the movie and are planning on doing so – I won’t reveal any of the actual ending (other than my assumptions earlier), but I was so moved by the grandfather and the parents – specially the dad. Somewhere in the middle of the movie, we find out that the dad gave up his career as a drummer in a successful band, the first time he heard his daughter play her cello passionately. He cuts his hair and gets a job teaching.

Then, one day, when his daughter is going through his bands old records, she asks him if he missed being in his band and was happy now and his answer began with “sometimes we make choices and sometimes our choices make us“…I know this line isn’t anything new – it’s been said many times, in many different ways – but those words sat heavy in my heart. My daughter and I have had discussions where she has felt she was holding me back and this post – those words in particular – are dedicated to her. Everyday, the time I choose to spend with her, makes me a better me. Everyday. Every Minute. Every Second. 

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Skillet Cake {Flourless}

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Skillet Cake {Flourless}

A flourless, deliciously chocolatey, fudgey cake - almost like a brownie, but not quite!


  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, for a sweeter cake, can substitute milk chocolate chips
  • 2 heaped tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter, from Peanut Butter & Co.
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a skillet and place skillet over a very low flame
  3. Whisk till coconut oil and chocolate chips are melted
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs - 1 at a time.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter till well incorporated
  6. Mix in 2 teaspoons vanilla
  7. And bake in oven for 35-38 minutes till edges are puffed and center is slightly raised
  8. Two ways to eat it: Hot with ice cream or cool with chocolate sauce

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Disclosure: This Flourless Peanut Butter And Chocolate Skillet Cake was made possible by the samples I received from Peanut Butter & Co. As always, all opinions and stories are my own. 

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Tuesday 24th of February 2015

What a sweet post to dedicate to your daughter! I love it that you two sit and watch movies together and then talk about them. I can only imagine the conversation after Twilight. :) Your chocolate cake is freakin fabulous! In addition to it not having flour, I love that it also doesn't have any dairy. I'll be making this for sure!! Maybe I'll make it when the hubby and I sit and watch a movie. :)


Monday 23rd of February 2015

Size of skillet? Thank You! Making with my college-age daughter tonight. Love mother/daughter time.


Monday 23rd of February 2015

Hi Christina - I used an 8 inch skillet - hope your daughter and you enjoy this - would love to know how it turns out. By the way - it is a low sugar dessert. Thank you!

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Sunday 22nd of February 2015

You are a genius for coming up with this recipe. This looks amazing... I love that this skillet cake isn't totally unhealthy.. peanut butter is good for you, coconut oil is alright. It's been so long since I've visited your blog, I'm back to blogging, will visit more often. Bookmarking this recipe.