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Oat and Peanut Butter Cake

Author: SallyK / Date: 2018-02-14 @ 04:29 pm / Print Me! /
Tags: Peanuts / Oats /

Oat and Peanut Butter Cake

Makes a 13 x 9 x 2 inch cake.

Cake Batter:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 c coconut milk
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 3/4 c honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Oil and flour a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
  2. Stir oats in the boiling water; let stand 15 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat on low until smooth: coconut milk, vegetable oil, honey, vanilla and peanut butter.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Add the oatmeal with its soaking water to the creamy mixture.
  6. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Gradually add it to the wet mixture until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  7. Bake about 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 15 minutes in the pan before evenly spreading on with the topping below.

Topping

Ingredients:

  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp honey, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 c quick oats (raw)
  • 1 1/2 c flaked desiccated coconut, unsweetened

Directions:

  1. Cream the peanut butter, coconut milk and honey.
  2. Blend in the oats and coconut.
  3. Spread topping on the slightly cooled cake. If desired, sprinkle the topping with more oats. Serve at room temperature or chilled.