Happy birthday, Lene! Enjoy your banana cake with peanutbutter frosting!

As already mentioned, I’ve recently moved to Berlin. This is really amazing, because for the first time in ages, I get to live in an apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and an oven (!). For the last, I believe, 7 years or so, I always managed to move into places without an oven. For someone who really likes to tinker in the kitchen, it’s something I’d call an ugly misfortune.

Another reason why I consider living here so pleasurable is because I finally get to live with other people again. My flat mates Lene and Bodo are real sweethearts and I am really happy things worked out the way they did. The greatest challenge stays the cooking: There are many things one or the other in our apartment cannot eat – due to choice, allergies, and intolerance-, so you’ll get to read lots of challenging recipes in the future.

Now you’ve gotten a really long introduction to what the topic of today’s blogpost is: It’s Lene’s birthday. As the girl is vegan and also a real sucker for peanut butter (can anyone blame her?!) her boyfriend and I made her a vegan banana cake with peanutbutter frosting, which she’ll get as soon as she gets home tonight!

Are you also a sucker for this most delicious of all butters? Here is the recipe! Enjoy!

Banana cake with peanutbutter frosting

Ingredients for the cake

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup barley flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • ¼ cup soy yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

Instructions

Hands on 20 mins, hands off 35 mins

Whisk and sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and set the dry mixture aside. Take a second bowl and mash the bananas first. Then add sugar, soy yogurt and apple sauce and mix it either by hand or carefully with a blender. Slowly add the dry mixture and stir until you get a smooth dough. Pre-oil your baking dish and spread in your dough until it’s beautifully smooth. Bake in an pre-heated oven at 200° for around 30 minutes. Check regularly.

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Ingredients for the frosting

  • 1/3 cup silken tofu
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tblsp maple syrup
  • 2 tblsp soy milk

Instructions

Hands on 10 mins

Beat all the ingredients together until you get a light and fluffy creme. Spread on the cooled down cake.

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Enjoy and once again, happy birthday, Lene!

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