Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes Vegan


peanut butter melting out

Puddings have always been a surprisingly good week for me. Especially because they are the one type of baking and dessert that I tend not to do. Pudding week several years ago was when Paul Hollywood tweeted that my sticky toffee puddings looked perfect  “very neat. Impressive!” were his exact words. That’s the highlight of my career as a baker. 

This week was a sort-of no brainer for me. I don’t like steamed puddings *shudders* and Sam and I don’t have a freezer which pretty much ruled out making trifles. (In fact, we only have a tiny student dorm sized refrigerator – life is hard sometimes #firstworldproblems).

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cakes

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cakes
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cake
  1. 200 g vegan butter (plus a little extra for greasing the cake tin)
  2. 200 g white sugar
  3. 200 g plain flour
  4. 80 g cocoa powder (plus a little extra for dusting the cake tin)
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 3 tbsp almond/soy/oat milk
  9. 1 can chickpeas (reserve the water - the aquafaba only)
  10. 8 teaspoons of peanut butter
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Generously grease all your ramekins or pudding tins with vegan butter and then dust them with cocoa powder.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Then sieve the flour and cocoa powder into the bowl, then add the salt and baking powder.
  3. Next, strain the chickpeas and capture the aquafaba (chickpea water) in a separate bowl. Then add the aquafaba, milk and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl, and mix with the other cake ingredients until well combined.
  4. Spoon chocolate batter evenly into each prepared ramekin. Then add a dollop of peanut butter and top with a tiny bit more chocolate batter. Do not fill more than 2/3rds full.
  5. Place your ramekins/pudding cups onto a baking sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes until the sides appear solid and firm. The top may still look slightly soft. Allow to cool for 1 minute, then cover each with an inverted plate and turn over. Use an oven mitt because they will be super hot!
  1. They are best served warm and gooey!
Rhyme & Ribbons
adding in peanut butte
just out of the oven
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Harold was over the moon with this week’s bake. Obviously dogs can’t have chocolate, but you always want what you can’t have, right? So he judged it 5 out of 5 licks! 

I’m super excited to see what you’ve created, so link up your bakes below: 

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  • These look delicious! Oh the magic of aquafaba xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

  • NatalieLeanne

    I always wait for the Harold picture at the bottom of the post, he is the most important judge! They look delicious, really enjoying seeing what you make after watching Bake Off! xx

  • This sounds like my ideal pudding, anything involving peanut butter is always a winner. Very pleased to hear Harold’s verdict…now I’ll have to make them! xx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • Cate in the Kitchen

    They look brilliant! I had literally the WORST week I think I’ve ever had hahaha.

  • They look incredible Amanda! I love making fondants! The ones I’ve made in the past also freeze v well and then you can bake from frozen with GREAT success!
    Love these!
    Holly xxx ///

    • I miss have a freezer so much for things like that! When Sam and I finally stop renting a freezer is one of my number 1 kitchen priorities! x

      • I don’t even use a freezer for much but definitely love having one. Everywhere I rented in the past always had a freezer? Don’t they provide one in yours?

        • They didn’t but only because our kitchen is really narrow so we just have an under-the-counter refrigerator and it doesn’t even have the teeny tiny freezer section that some small units do. I miss having frozen pizzas, veggies, breads this past year, but we’ve learned to accommodate the lack! x

  • I love the success you’ve had with vegan cooking – literally anything seems possible and they all look delicious! Alice xxx

    • It’s really opened my eyes to a lot of the things I previously assumed about plant-based eating! x

  • These look absolutely delicious! I am yet to bake puddings like these, so I’ll have to give them a go at some point. Your baking photos are so beautiful! 🙂 x

    Kayleigh |

  • Oooh yes! These looks so gooey and delicious and I don’t even like peanut butter (sorry)! xx

  • This looks really good!! I’d say they look perfect to me.

  • These just look too delicious!

  • They look great! Harold is realllllly into these ones ;). I’ve heard dogs love peanut butter!

  • That looks so good! I tried to join last week, but they were such failures, I couldn’t haha