The Most Indulgent Vegan Chocolate And Peanut Butter Cake

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One of the most common misconceptions about going vegan is that the dietary choice means you have to say a woeful farewell to indulgent treats. If there is anything that will disprove that sad theory, it’s this mouth-watering cake recipe. Be prepared to be surprised and delighted by this fudgey, rich and vegan-friendly Chocolate and Peanut Butter cake.

Cake Ingredients:
2 cups cake flour
2 cups sugar
¾ cup unsweetened high-quality cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ cup melted vegan-friendly butter (this can be found at any specialty health store)
2 tbs ground flax seed
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup instant black coffee

Frosting:
1 Cup peanut butter
1 Cup softened vegan-friendly butter
⅛ Cup agave or maple syrup

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix together the almond milk (you can use another dairy alternative, like soy milk, if you like) and apple cider vinegar and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the melted butter, vanilla, coffee, and flax and mix.
  4. In another large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa.
  5. Add sugar to dry ingredients and combine.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Pour into an 9-inch cake pan or a springform pan. You could also divide evenly between 2 pie pans for 2 layers. Bonus tip: gently tap the pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick placed in center comes out clean.
  9. While the cake cools, it’s time to make your frosting! Use a handheld or counter-top mixer to whip the peanut butter, vegan butter, and syrup until smooth.
  10. Place in fridge until ready to use.
  11. When the cake has cooled, spread half the frosting on the first layer. Frost the top of the cake if you chose to only bake one layer.
  12. Add the second layer and slater on the remaining frosting.
  13. Optional: Top with roasted nuts, dark chocolate shavings or peanut butter chips!

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