This vegan chocolate peanut butter skillet cake is a dream come true for those peanut butter and chocolate lover. It’s so soft and rich in chocolate and peanut butter flavour, topped with extra peanut butter sauce and vegan vanilla ice cream. Super delicious and so much healthier than store bought cakes.
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Making of this chocolate peanut butter skillet cake
Hi everyone! How are you? Hope you are doing well and healthy. It is a difficult time for everyone at the moment, so I wanted to pop in to deliver to you one of my favourite recipes! Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cake. Chocolate & peanut butter in the same sentence never fails, does it?
This recipe is delicious and decadent with vegan vanilla ice cream and peanut butter sauce. The taste is rich and just soooo dreamy in your mouth. You can make the cake in one bowl, takes less than 20mins to whip up the batter. Great new recipe to try during quarantine. And of course, it’s vegan!
As I said in my previous blog post, it was my birthday earlier this month! I thought I would bake a cake for myself but I just had so much work to do and ended up doing other things than baking a birthday cake. However, I always bake cakes so it’s like every day is a birthday to me! And this chocolate peanut butter skillet cake was born on one of those baking days.
Last year, I have a really pretty skillet I bought which is the one I used in the pictures for this recipe. But I only used this ONCE since I bought it and really wanted to try cooking something with the skillet.
So I searched ways to use skillet for cooking and turned out, it’s also great for baking too! After I discovered it I whipped up some chocolate and peanut butter to make a cake in it.
And I cannot tell you how many times I failed to make this cake… I just lost counts! It was early January when I started experimenting with the recipe. I baked and brought it over to my parents house, my aunts house and I didn’t quite get the reaction I wanted from them for the first 3 attempts!
So I tried and tried like so many times and finally, I got it right! Yaaaaaay.
Why this recipe is so good
I love the chocolate + peanut butter combination so much, I mean who doesn’t right?! I am darrrrn pretty sure you will LOVE this recipe because:
- It’s chocolate AND peanut butter (Enough you say but no it’s never enough!)
- Rich in chocolate flavour
- It’s vegan
- Soft and moist with vanilla ice cream
- Smooth with peanut butter sauce
Tips to make this recipe
Here are some tips for you to make this recipe in your kitchen.
- Size of your skillet:
The size of the skillet I used for this recipe is 19cm wide, about 7.5inches. If any smaller than this the cake is likely to overflow but if slightly bigger I don’t see any problem!
- Peanut butter:
For the best result, use natural smooth peanut butter that has no added salt or sugar. Some brands like Skippy have additives that will affect the taste of the final product. Always use peanut butter made with only peanuts!
- Baking time:
You don’t want to over-bake the cake otherwise it will be too dry, which is the mistake I made in my first attempt. The centre of the cake should be soft, so try the minimal baking time first then bake 2-5mins longer if the centre is not cooked yet. You can insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, it’s ready!
- Ice cream:
I used cocofrio vanilla sticky dates! This ice cream is made with coconut, 100% plant-based and vegan. And most importantly, it’s sooooooo delicious!
You will LOVE this chocolate peanut butter skillet cake because it’s:
– perfectly chocolaty and peanut buttery
– so much healthier than store bought cakes
– soft and moist
Want more recipes like this?
Try my other delicious cake/dessert recipes you might enjoy!
- Chocolate cupcakes with biscoff frosting
- Chocolate sheet cake
- Carrot cake
- Victoria sponge cake – gluten-free
- No bake peanut butter pie – gluten-free
Please leave a comment and rate this recipe in the comment section below if you like this vegan chocolate peanut butter skillet cake! Let me know and tag me @thechestnutbakery on Instagram too. Thank you for making my recipe friends!Print