Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Cake
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Serves: 12
  • 300ml dairy-free milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 150g non-dairy margarine (I used Vitalite Dairy Free Spread )
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 275g plain self raising flour
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • *For the frosting*
  • 150g dairy free margarine
  • 250g powdered icing sugar
  • ½ jar of smooth peanut butter (organic is preferable as more natural ingredients )
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • almond milk
  • *Decoration*
  • Icing sugar
  • cold water
  • plastic spiders
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C/160° C fan
  2. Lightly grease 2 x 8inch round baking tins.
  3. Stir the orange juice into the milk and leave to one side.
  4. In a pan over a medium heat, melt the dairy free margarine, maple syrup and peanut butter together. Put to one side to cool slightly.
  5. Put the flour, cocoa, sugar and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir together.
  6. Now add the milk and melted margarine liquid and pour it over the flour mixture and beat well until it becomes a smooth batter (I used my stand alone mixer for this )
  7. Divide the cake batter between the two prepared tins and bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked right through
  8. Let the cakes to cool in the tins before turning them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once completely cold, cut each one into two to give your 4 thin sponges
  10. *Frosting*
  11. Beat together all of the ingredients, except for the almond and milk, until smooth. Add a little almond milk if you need to make the frosting looser and easier to spread on the cake.
  12. When the cakes are completely cold, sandwich together with half of the frosting .
  13. Spread the remaining frosting over the top of the cake.
  14. Now chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  15. *Decoration*
  16. Mix the icing sugar with a little cold water to make a thick taste and spoon into a piping bag
  17. Now pipe a cobweb design onto your cake. Then add some plastic spiders.
Recipe by Mummy Mishaps at