chocolate peanut butter brownie cake. teeth melting guaranteed.

Man oh man is there a lot of sugar in this. This is only to be made in extreme emergencies, break-ups, break-downs and break-dancing conventions. Ok? Don't eat it every day (even though you'd like to). But know this first, how to really tell if a girl likes you (look out for these signs).

It's a dense little brownie cake with a big fat layer of peanut butter creamy frosting, then a runny chocolate ganache over the top. I had to make it runny, can you imagine a solid choco-ganache on top of all of that already ridiculously rich stuff? wowza. I chucked some macadamias on top too because I love them but did I really need to put the worlds richest nut on top of the worlds richest cake? Good job this site isn't called the non-sugar-healthy-eating-vegan isn't it?

Enough asking myself questions! Let's make this bad boy!

For the brownie you'll need:
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/3 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup soy milk
1 tbsp agave (I KNOW, I KNOW there's sugar in it already. Leave this out if you want but the one I did that was agave-less wasn't quite as nice. Up to you)

For the dreamycreamy frosting:
5 tbsp vegan margarine
1 1/2 cups icing/confectioners sugar
1 cup of your choice of crunchy or smooth peanut butter (I go crunchy, that's how I roll)
1 tbsp soy milk

Runny chocolate ganache is:
1/2 cup soymilk
1/4 cup vegan margarine
about 200g dark chocolate broken up, 8-9oz ish

Cake first! Combine all the ingredients from the flour to the baking powder in a bowl. Add the soy milk and agave and mix thoroughly. It'll be super runny! Line a baking pan and pour in the mix, then cook at about gas mark 5/190C/375F for about 35-40 minutes.

While it's cooking, make the frosting.

Put the peanut butter and the margarine into a bowl and mix until combined. Add the icing sugar, a half cup at a time until it's all mixed in.

It'll be a bit stiff now so add a tbsp of soy milk to smooth it out.

Once the time's up, take the cake out of the oven and leave it to cool. Then flip it over onto a plate so it's smooth side up.

Now I'll share a little trick with you! Grab a sheet of greaseproof paper and put the used cake tin over it so you know roughly how big the cake is. Now spread the frosting over the paper in the shape of the cake so you've got a big circle of frosting. Put your hand underneath it, and quickly flip it over onto the cake. Deep breath!

When you peel off the paper you should have a really decent flat surface!

Way to go! Next step, ganache! Put the soy milk and margarine in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, then stir, then microwave again until the marge is melted. It'll be pretty hot now so add the chocolate a bit at a time and stir it in. It doesn't matter if there are little unmelted bits, that gives a pretty nice texture! It'll be runny though, if you did want to make a stiffer one, halve the milk and margarine.

Here comes the fun bit...pour that ganache all over that little beauty.

Cover it, cover the plate! Let it all drip down everywhere until it's all gone!

Leave it to set for at least 2 hours in the fridge, even better overnight. Serve with a warning from your local doctor.

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kmouse said...

Oh my god this looks fantastic!

zakurotodokuro said...

Holy. Mom.

Afsoon said...

My speciality is making anything with chocolate and peanut butter and you , my dear, have created something mouthwatering!

Rebecca said...

I'm in awe of your recipes :D I didn't know it was possible to make such yummy vegan treats! Thanks for the continual inspiration. When people say to me, "So you're vegan. Do you just eat vegetables?", I'll point them to your site!

Naomi Rose said...

thanks kmouse!

zakuro. Holy. Dad.

Afsoon, I forgot how much I love pb! I've definitely remembered now.

Rebecca you're the SWEETEST!!

The Intolerant Gourmet said...

Wow, this looks amazing. Chocolate and Peanut wrong, and yet so right.

The Intolerant Gourmet said...

Wow, this looks amazing. Chocolate and Peanut wrong, and yet so right.

aDeLiNe said...

Oooooo this is not making my choice for the perfect birthday cake any easier...

"The non-sugar-healthy-eating-vegan" hahaha! :)

Naomi Rose said...

the intolerant gourmet, thanks! I was just drooling over your lentil salad!

Adeline, I think you're going to have to have a birthday cake WEEK. One a day!

Maija Haavisto said...

I don't like peanut butter that much, but I bet it would be out of this world with cashew or almond butter. :->

(Looking at photos of dripping chocolate ganache while hungry doesn't seem to be such a great idea, somehow...)

Naomi Rose said...

I bet almond butter would be flipping delicious in this! I'm eating a slice right now with a movie, my poor teeth!

Jackie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. *drools*

Liz² said...

that's massive gorgeous fudgewodgy PB lust right there. *.*

prideandvegudice said...


Vanny said...

holyyy heck that looks delectable! <3

T said...

You are such a baking diva! This looks incredible.

Naomi Rose said...

Haha Jackie, glad you think it's droolworthy!

Liz it's so good, but SO bad.


thanks Vanny!

T you're so adorable!

Claryn said...

So awesome. Vegan Treats bakery (near where I live in Pennsylvania) also makes brownies with a scoop of peanut butter frosting, topped with chocolate ganache. It is so ridiculous and I am completely obsessed with it!

Rebecca said...

Man oh man, I think I'll plan a break-dancing convention for TONIGHT and invite this cake!! :)

Tasha said...

Peanut butter and cake, the two best things in life. I am so going to make this ASAP :D

olive juice photography said...

omg this looks delicious!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh man, that sounds insanely good!

i-zilla said...

peanut butter...and brownie! oh my! who needs boys when you have this!

lady brains said...

since none of my friends will bake a vegan birthday dessert for me, I will do it myself! mm mmm this recipe sounds amazing

Patty said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing this dangerous treat. :)

The Voracious Vegan said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is my VERY favorite combination, I will definitely be making this. You've outdone yourself this time! (Wait, I think I say that with every one of your recipes!)

chat noir said...

This looks like an amazing recipe, the other day i made the ginger choco mousse pie it was out of this world and had lots of groans of delite from all who had some.But for me anything with peanut butter is the absolute best.

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I would love to eat this, cause it seems to be so delicious as images, I think that it would be very good as a dessert.

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This looks amazing!!

Busy in the Kitchen said...

eh. wasn't so good. the brownie was dry and entirely took much icing for the amount of brownie.

Anonymous said...

If you didn't like this recipe, try This recipe instead. I've never had a problem with it turning out dry. It doesn't look as pretty as the cake, but I think the brownie rendition is just more moist.