I finally combined apples and peanut butter with my other favorite fruit: chocolate. So I came up with this chocolate apple cake with peanut butter drizzle and it’s gluten-free and really really good!
I am sitting on a mountain of apples and an apple tree growing out of my belly but that’s obviously metaphorical…
But if you think an apple a day keeps the doctor away, I am good for the next few years. Love apple season and if you ever picked your own you know how extra juicy, fresh, and sweet they are! This year I am hooked on apples with peanut butter and I cover all four meals with them. So the next big step forward could only be this chocolate apple cake with peanut butter drizzle.
chocolate apple cake with peanut butter drizzle
I used oat flour and almond flour (check recipe notes) both add a nutty flavor to the chocolate cake. The apples are thinly sliced and sprinkled with sugar and after baking, they are chewy and slightly caramelized. And on top, the peanut butter drizzle is the maybe the best part of the cake.
- 120 g / 1 cup almond flour
- 100 g / 1 cup oat flour
- 40 g / ¼ cup cornstarch
- 25 g / 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 large eggs
- 120 ml / ½ cup olive oil
- 150 g / ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 120 ml / ½ cup milk (whole, 2% or nut milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 medium apples
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar for sprinkling
- 60 g / ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 175C / 350°F. Butter an 8-by-8-inch or similar baking pan and set aside.
- Combine almond flour, oat flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
- In your bigger bowl or stand mixer with a paddle attachment add eggs, olive oil, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt and mix well. Add flour mixture and stir shortly just until combined. Transfer the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly.
- Peel the apples, cut into quarters, remove cores and slice them very thin. This works best using a box grater, mandoline, or food processor with slicer attachment.
- Distribute the apple slices evenly on top of the batter, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack
- In a small bowl, stir the powdered sugar and milk. Start with 1 tablespoon milk and add more only if necessary. Add the peanut butter, stir until smooth and drizzle over the chocolate apple cake.