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. 
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!

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!