No-Bake Peanut Butter Cake, Healthy And Almost Raw!
I love raw peanut butter cake, peanut butter, chocolate and banana. The recipe below is my favourite combination! I also love potlucks because you get to sample lots of different food, and often find new recipes to try. I first tried this cake at a potluck at Pacific Gardens Co-Housing. I asked for the recipe, did a few tweaks, and here is the recipe for you to enjoy!
If you use peanut butter make sure you use 100% peanut butter. Which means that the only ingredient is peanuts. Even better, use organic! I mention almost raw because peanut butter is not raw. Writing this post I discovered that peanut butter is a highly processed food. To make peanut butter, the nuts are harvested, de-shelled, roasted, skinned, sorted, and then pulverized into a paste. Often they are mixed with extra oil, salt and sugar. A food that has gone through this much activity after harvest is no longer considered “living” or raw. It might be a good idea to replace the peanut butter with any of your favorite nut butter, such as almond butter.
Crust (base layer): Put everything in the food processor:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or unpasteurized honey
- 1 cup raw almond
- 1/4 cup almond milk
Once everything is well processed, put the mixture into a cake pan, and firmly press it down evenly into the pan. You can use your hands to do this.
Filling (middle layer): Put everything in the food processor:
- 2 cups organic smooth peanut butter
- 3 large ripe bananas
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or unpasteurized honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Once everything is fully processed, put the mixture into a cake pan, and press down evenly with a spatula.
Topping (top layer):
- 1 cup of dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in a pan, and pour on top of the filling.
Freeze the pie for 4 to 6 hours. Once it is ready to eat, bring it out of the freezer to thaw for at least 15 minutes (as it is easier to slice). Make sure to freeze the leftovers again.
Recipe adapted from here.