Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flourless Chocolate and Banana Cakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

I am back with another recipe review:) and this time is from most amazing blogger Carolyn host of "All day I dream about food". Ever since I read one her recipes called "Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache (low carb, gluten free)" I just could not stop thinking or dreaming as Carolyn's blog name would say about these amazing little cakes!:) And what a easy and delicious cake it was!
As my daughter is feeling much better today I let her help me with preparing these sweet treats.
However she suggested if we could add one mashed banana, and I agreed since we love banana taste in chocolate...sorry Carolyn because I did not stick to the recipe completely, I just could not resist her beautiful brown puppy eyes!:))
Here what I used:
4 tbsp butter
1 cup of unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 tablespoons Natural Stevia Sweetener
1/2 cup peanut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 eggs
1/2 cup almond milk (or whole milk or cream)
1 banana, mashed
pinch of salt
1/3 of cup canola oil
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache:
1 tablespoon of butter
1 cup of peanut butter chips
1 1/2 cups  of dark chocolate chip
*In original recipe was not baking soda*
check original masterpiece here
Preheat oven on 350F.
In a saucepan melt chocolate with butter, add stevia sweetener. 
On the other side mix all dry ingredients, add almond milk and one by one egg. 
Combine melted chocolate and fold in, until you get smooth batter.
Take a muffin/cupcake pan and butter it well. 
I found it easier to take a ice-cream scoop and put the batter in the muffin pan, but 
you can use regular spoon. 
Bake the cake for 20 minutes, or until you punch a tooth pick in and it comes out clean.
(old fashion tip, and it works every time:D)
Once the cakes are done, take it out of the oven and cover the whole pan with a dry cotton towel.
This will help these cakes to not stick, and also to be in one piece when you pull them out!
 For the Ganache or Glaze you will just need to add butter to the saucepan, when it start to melt, add chocolate and peanut butter chips.
It will become, glossy, smooth and delicious glaze.
I took the spoon and just drop spoonful on these cakes. 
Confection:
I had half of the bag of peanuts,  and while I was baking my youngest one took the bag and ate them all:)) So I had to use few almonds with combination of peanut butter chips on top of the cake glaze.
Also this was my first time working and baking with peanut flour, and I really liked the taste and nice kick that gave to these cakes.
This was wonderful baking with my daughter, I just love this recipe, it is not a big cake, it's not a cupcake, it's not a muffin..they are defiantly different and awesomely delicious!
Also they are so incredibly easy and I will make them over and over again!
I am blown away!
Enjoy!

I would like to thank Carolyn for sharing this recipe
If you already didn't check her amazing blog at 
You will find there really dreamy food, and picture perfect photos!


35 comments :

  1. yummm! am totally drooling here !!

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  2. WOW!!! Just perfect!! And lovely photos also!

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  3. Adorable cakes :)they look very cute. I would like few now with tea..

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  4. Ooh! These sound like they would be perfect for my sweet tooth! Can't go wrong with chocolate, peanut butter, and banana!

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  5. Sandra, these cakes look amazing. Isn't chocolate and banana a wonderful flavor combination? Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe, and thank you for your kind words on my blog. They mean so much to me!

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  6. Carolyn will be very pleased you've used her recipe for this post. I'm going to tell her about this because she's such a great inspiration to many other bloggers! Btw, I love the addition of bananas, good choice!

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  7. Stai preparando ricette davvero invitanti , una delizia♥

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  8. I'm glad to hear your daughter is feeling better. Don't you just love when your kids make a suggestion and want to help in the kitchen? :) Your pictures are enough for me to reach through the screen. Beautiful!!

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  9. Thank you Girls so much for the comments..if you follow Carolyn you already know that she is amazing in food department :)) and it is hard to do exactly as she makes it..I tried my best on these..however she wrote it so well that it was so easy to follow her recipe...even though I change it little bit, she is still big inspiration!

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  10. Sandra, you did an awesome job with these and I love the idea of adding banana! For me, that would add to many carbs, but if you aren't diabetic, I think it's wonderful addition. Your cakes look gorgeous...they look spongier than mine, which might be the banana and/or the brand of peanut flour. Either way, I am so thrilled you made them and liked them!

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  11. Thank you Carolyn, they look spongier because I use banana and baking soda so it made them fluffy! either way I enjoyed making and eating them:)..and no I am not diabetic, so it is easier for me to add ingr.!
    Thank you for stopping by!:)

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  12. Draga Sandra,fantasticno,da si mi blize...

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  13. Thank you Irena and Maja for visiting!:))

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  14. this cakes looks so cute and delicious:) thanks for sharing with us. have a great day:)

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  15. Great job! I thought that was an amazing recipe too! The banana sounds like a great addition!

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  16. I had chocolate flourless cake once and fell in love. I NEED to make this! Thanks!

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  17. Perfect for breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Midday Snack. Before bed Snack........

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  18. They look so delicious. Got to try this too.

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  19. Such a pretty dessert! Your pictures are mouthwatering. I'm passing this along to my son's girlfriend. She's an incredible dessert maker and baker.

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  20. Sandra,
    You did a wonderful job with Carolyn's cakes. I like your addition of the banana. Can't beat p-butter, banana, and chocolate.

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  21. Lele these look amazing, Sandra! Oh I wouldn't be able to stop eating them!

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  22. Those little cuties make me happy just to look at them. This is from someone who love peanut butter and banana sandwiches and of course I adore chocolate.

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  23. Zvuci fantasticno, a isto tako i izgleda :)

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  24. There's not much else to be said, because what ever I write is already up there! Picture perfect, mouth watering, delicious, and above it's chocolaty!!!!!

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  25. Lookin' fabulous! I love 'tiny' sized treats--they're so elegant and enticing.

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  26. Bananas, chocolate, peanut butter... Oh my!

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  27. These are such scrumptious little cakes! Wow, i love the combination of bananas, pb & chocolate!

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  28. Besides being 3 of my favorite yummies combined together, I love the healthier take on this! It looks amazing!

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  29. Wow, what a combination! My husband LOVES flourless chocolate cakes...and banana...and PB... so I'm thinking I might need to bake some of these for him! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I've seen the mini cakes on Carolyn's blog when she posted them and there were on mind since. After seeing yours I know I have to make them soon, real soon.
    Love the addition of banana, it goes well with chocolate.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this wonderful recipe.
    Hope you're having a wonderful day,

    Roxana

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  31. Oh my gosh. Flourless chocolate cake is always decadent in and of itself, but you've just taken it to a whole new level. This dessert rocks!

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  32. these are on my list to make this weekend! my flourless chocolate goods always look so much flatter!!! these look amazing.

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