Vegan Choco Peanut-Butter Mini-Cake (Whole Wheat)


This is the first eggless cake I have ever baked that is successful! It is moist, soft and fluffy, simply amazing! The best part is..it is vegan and fat-free! Applesauce is used to replace butter and oil, thus this is so guilt-free to eat. I put my 12-cavity brownie pan to use again to bake this cake, this is so good and require no cutting of the cake after baking, perfect size, beautiful! Alternatively, you can use a 8-inch round or square cake pan if you double/triple the size of this recipe, or you might even wanna explore using a muffin pan instead?! Anything thing is possible in baking, don't be afraid to explore, you have nothing to lose! Update me if you do, LOL!

Perfect size & shape using 12-cavity brownie pan!

Dietary: Vegetarian, Vegan.Make About 8

 1 cup or 130g whole wheat pastry flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 1/3 cup granulated sugar
 1/2 tsp salt
 1/2 cup applesauce
 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (soy, rice, almond etc)
 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
 160g or 1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or choco chips)
 1/3 cup almonds, chopped (optional)

1. Sift dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

2. Preheat oven to 195.

3. In another bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients together until smooth. Pour the wet into the dry ingredients bowl and mix well with a spatula. Lastly, gently fold in the chocolate chips and almonds (if using) until well combined.
4. Pour the batter into a prepared individual brownie pan, maximum 3/4 filled (or round/square cake pan), sprinkle some chopped almonds on top, if desired.
5. Using a oven thermometer, ensure it is at the right temperature 195℃. Pop it into the oven for about 25-28 minutes or till the top looks cooked. Begin testing doneness shortly after 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the centre, if it comes out clean with chocolate but no batter, it's done!
6. Remove individual cake from pan and let rest on wire. Serve with hot coffee or tea, perfect tea break!

This is how the batter looks like.

In the brownie pan, before popping into the oven.

☼ If you are using the 8 inch pan, you will need to bake a longer time like 30-35 minutes.  When the top looks brown, insert a toothpick into the centre of the brownies, if it comes out clean, it is done!