Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cake


Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cake

Raw chocolate peanut butter brownie cake anyone? This may be a bit of a mouthful to say, but even these six words can’t convey the deliciousness of this show stopping cake.

This gooey, rich number will impress health enthusiasts and unenthusiastists alike.

Made with decadent cacao, this is a great treat to keep you on the straight and narrow if you are looking to avoid those nasty white refined sugars. A slice of this cake, will give you that mood boosting chocolate fix without spiking your blood sugar levels- leaving you feeling energised and not sluggish.

Each bite is so incredibly moreish, thanks to the addition of peanut butter which stops this dish being too sickly sweet. Organic natural peanut butter does not need to be avoided when eating clean, in fact it is a great source of fibre, potassium and healthy fats which makes it a great post workout snack!

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Place all the ingredients into the food processor and blitz until fully combined.

Scrape into a cake tin and place in the freezer for 1 hour then into the fridge until set.

Slice up and enjoy with some fresh raspberries and yogurt. It will last for 2 weeks in the fridge. Enjoy!

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Images:  Holly Clark Photography


  • Dar Harper Williams

    Having bought both your books, I’m really enjoying your recipes so thank you so much! A quick question: you use hazelnuts in a lot of things but it is the only nut I’m allergic too. Can I leave it out in this recipe? In other recipes, what is a good substitution for hazelnuts?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hello lovely, you can replace hazelnuts with any other nut you prefer. I love walnuts, almonds and cashews! You can also use seeds if you prefer xx

  • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

    mmmm sounds lovely! Glad the children like it xx

  • Emma Porter

    This is yummy, similar to my usual ball recipe. Glad I didn’t add the salt tho. My whole earth pb is already way too salty. I was out of my fav meridian. I don’t think my IBS likes dates so I used a mix of figs, raisins & apricots & it worked well.

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Sounds delicious Emma, find what works for you xx

  • Laura

    Just wondering has anyone made this using a Nutri Ninja? I’ve just purchased one and was saddened when I realised I cannot make the raw chocolate balls in it! Unfortunately it cannot handle nuts on it’s own so hoping the mix of these ingredients could work! Many thanks x

  • http://www.glamourcoastalliving.blogspot.com/ Glamour Coastal Living

    Oh yum! Looks delish

  • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

    That sounds so delicious and at least borderline healthy. A winner in my books.

    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      thanks, glad you like it x

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  • jaana

    I have made this a couple times now, and have had no issues with mixing ingredients. Chopping the dates smaller and adding these into the processor last helps it mix properly. Love it! Thanks so much for the recipe Madeleine. I Rolled the mix into little balls and dusted with cacao. The result…gorgeous truffles. Yum!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      sounds delicious, so glad you loved them! x

  • Laura Mayne

    Just made this but had to add an extra spoonful of honey in order for the ingredients to mix properly. Next time I would probably used chopped hazelnuts rather than whole ones too. Think its going to taste good though!

  • dstaveley

    Hi, the recipe says to use raw cacao, is that powder or the bar form? Thanks :)

  • Guest

    Help! I’m trying this recipe out, but my food processor doesn’t seem to have enough power to blend all the ingredients. Can I add water to help it along? Or will this stop it setting?

  • Amtsm

    I never leave comments but I made this for a dinner party tonight and it was a hit! It was amazing. My boyfriend who is against me making these healthy desserts can’t stop praising it. Such a winner, this recipe is amazing!!! I modified it a bit putting a bit more cocoa to make it chocolatier, and also making a simple glaze for on top (2tbsp maple syrup, coconut oil and pb, and 1tbsp cocoa melted together) to make it look pretty.

    • Emma Porter

      Sounds delish

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Ir really is!! Let me know if you try it xxx

  • heather1989

    Hi Madeleine, this looks delicious! i’m allergic to nuts (but not peanuts) sadly :( is there anything i could subsitute for the hazelnuts?

    • heather1989

      i was wondering whether i could use oats or buckwheat flour perhaps? xx

    • Madeleine

      Yes x

    • Madeleine

      Just swap the hazelnuts for more peanuts, it will be delicious x

  • yasmink2

    This recipe is delish! As are the other recipes that contain cacao on your site. However, I have read in quite a few places that raw cacao in fact isn’t that good for you, is this true? I hope not :/

    • Madeleine

      I think the good outweighs the bad, however nothing is good in excess

      If you go to the recipe section and go by ingredient you can search for all raw cacao recipes x

  • Dee Keane

    Should you melt the coconut oil before blitzing? Thanks.

    • Madeleine

      No its fine to blitz from cold x

  • Stephanie Mcgee

    Can I make this with almond butter? X

    • Madeleine

      Yes it would be delicious x

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