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That Peanut Butter Cake

I’m really bad at remembering things. I have to write myself notes if I ever hope to do anything useful, and if it’s not written down, I just won’t do it. I try really hard to be organized, but unless I it’s in my calendar, it might as well not exist.

So. I made this cake last week. And then I completely forgot that I made this cake, until just now, when I read that post about my new kitchen, and it references the cake and a recipe. That I didn’t post.


Peanut Butter Cake

3/4 cup non-dairy milk

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Teddy’s creamy, you can use whatever you want!)

1/3 cup oil

1/3 + 1 tbsp sugar

2 1/2 tbsp molasses

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp flaxseed meal

1/2 cup rice flour

1/2 cup quinoa/soy flour

2 tbsp almond flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp xanthan gum

1/2tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

This recipe is adapted from the peanut butter cupcake recipe in Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s “Vegan Cupcakes…” book. Just so you know!

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter a round cake pan- eight or nine inches work well. You could also make bars! In a small bowl, mix the milk and vinegar. It will curdle. That’s what it’s supposed to do. In a large bowl, cream up the peanut butter, molasses, sugar, oil, vanilla, and flax. Once that’s all together, add in the milk.

Sift together all of your dry ingredients, just like you did with the cupcakes. Sift, sift, sift. I love sifting. Everything’s better when it’s sifted. Add the dry to the wet in two batches, and mix it together until everything has touched and become friends. Scrape the sides, and put everything into the cake pan. Bake it up! Your entire house will smell like peanuts. It’s going to be great. Invite friends. Bake for about 25 minutes, but poke the middle after 20 just to make sure. It might not need the whole amount. Depends on your oven.

Make some frosting. Eat this cake.

  1. linda
    06/14/2010 at 6:07 pm

    really enjoying your blog, jj. gifted writer and baker extraordinaire!

  2. Elizabeth
    07/22/2010 at 11:31 pm

    Looks delicious! I’m going to make it this weekend. Quick question on the sugar: is it 1/3 tbsp + 1 tbsp? Or is it 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp? Just want to be sure I make it right. 🙂

    • 07/23/2010 at 7:52 am

      It’s 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. Good luck! I hope it’s delicious for you. (:

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