Anyone up for a vegan banana cake with chocolate peanut butter frosting and berries as a topping?!?
Found a recipe on Pinterest and ended up following half of it and for the rest I experimented with some alternative ingredients ??♀️??
But that’s what cooking/baking is, right?! Finding your own suiting ways ?
Ingredients for cake (OG: @domestic_gothess )
285 g plain flour (I used whole spelt flour) sifted
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
330 g (3 medium) very ripe mashed bananas
200 g (1 cup + 1 Tbsp) light brown soft sugar (I only used 100g)
135 ml (1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp) sunflower oil (I used rapeseed oil)
90 ml (1/4 + 1/8 cup) unsweetened plant milk (I used almond)
1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar (I used Apple cider vinegar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
Grease one 30cm round cake tin.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt on a low speed until well combined.
Whisk together the mashed banana, light brown soft sugar, plant oil, plant milk, vinegar and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix on a low speed until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix or the cake can become tough.
Pour the mixture into the greased tin and bake for 25-30min
Leave the cake to cool in its tin for 10min then carefully turn it out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
Ingredients chocolate peanut butter frosting:
50g very dark choc
Aquafaba/ water from a can worth 350g of chickpeas
30g sweetener (I mixed maple syrup and coconut sugar)
75g coconut oil
75g peanut butter
Whisk the aquafaba until fluffy and then add a mixture of the peanut butter and the coconut oil add the sweetener, give it a good mix until everything is well combined. Store this in the fridge overnight or for about 2-3 hours so it can become a mousse texture.
Ingredients cake filling:
10g cacao powder
Splash of plant milk if needed
350g Chickpeas from before
Soak the dates into warm/ hot water until they get soft. Then blend all of these to create a sweet hummus as a filling to later put into the cake.