Naughty or Nice: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Last Saturday’s Weekend magazine in The Irish Independent saw myself and Aoife B in a battle of the baking. While she offered delightfully light and totally vegan Lemon Spelt and Coconut Cookies, I went in for the kill with a decadently rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (inspired by these brownies).

We also mentioned the fabulous Waterford Food Festival happening from the 12th to the 15th of April and our foodies to follow were @ACheeseBoard and @TieDyeFiles.

Head over here for a look at the rest of the Weekend’s food section, which includes some delicious recipes from baking legend Mary Berry and a review of Il Secreto by Paolo Tullio.

What you need for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Butter for greasing

280g of light muscovado sugar

225g of crunchy peanut butter

200g bar of dark chocolate with hazelnuts

3 free-range eggs

100g self-raising flour

Cream or Ice-cream to serve

Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas Mark 4 and grease a 23cm spring-form cake tin with some butter.

In a saucepan, gently melt the soft light brown sugar, crunchy peanut butter and the dark chocolate, stirring so that nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.

Once everything has melted, take it off the heat and beat in the three eggs one by one.

Stir in 100g of self-raising flour and pour into the greased cake tin.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the cake has a lovely crispy crust.

Let it cool in the tin before cutting into slices and devouring with generous helpings of whipped cream.

Categories: Baking


  1. The cake gets my vote.
    No contest!

    • Thanks Conor :) I have to say though, Aoife B’s spelt cookies were really super. And they felt quite healthy which meant we got to eat like ten of them each. Heh heh!

  2. oh this looks so good! love the idea of the salty peanut butter and chocolate.