Ok, just a warning, what you are about to encounter is pretty much the most amazing chocolate peanut butter cake you’ll ever be able to make in the universe. Pretty much this is THE chocolate peanut butter cake I’ve always dreamt of making, creating, and eating. After some inspiration, (and how can you go wrong? Chocolate and peanut butter does do a body good, and it won the #1 spot on Peanut Butter Boy’s ‘The Great Peanut Butter Exhibition’ just recently…) I just had to follow and make my own masterpiece. The past few days I’ve toyed around with the idea of doubling the cupcake recipes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, knowing that I wanted to make a double 9-inch cake and one batch of 12 cupcakes makes only one 9-inch cake. Therefore, I doubled the entire thing and it worked out perfectly! I love VCTOTW not only because everything is vegan and super yummy, but because of how simple the ingredients are and how quick and easy everything is to make! They’re not intimidating or time consuming. It allows you to spend a suitable amount of time baking in the kitchen without going crazy and having to do anything too challenging or out of the ordinary. From now on, anytime I want to make a cake, I’m going to just double any number of the cupcake recipes and make a super duper incredibly delicious vegan extravaganza. Just stay tuned… oh! And not to mention the peanut butter frosting came out PERFECTLY after I tried making this one twice. At first the consistency came out way too sugary and unspreadable… super disappointing. I wasted an entire jar of peanut butter (it probably had something to do with that too… it wasn’t mixing very well with the oil and was giving me a hell of a time) and decided to give the one from VCTOTW another try. The first time I made that one I incorporated the molasses and hated the flavor and texture. The second time I made it I forgot the shortening. This time I made it, I don’t know how or why (maybe it was the greatest organic peanut butter on earth that I love from Trader Joe’s), it came out the best. Which is a relief. Because I’ve been looking for the peanut butter frosting and this is it. No more searching.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Makes a double 9″ cake