Delicious Vegan African Cuisine

Spicy Peanut Cake (Vegan) – The Canadian African

This spicy peanut cake tastes like Reese’s pieces, but for has rich flavor Aroma of peanut butter, heat of pepper, warmth of spice.This recipe vegan friendly, egg free, Dairy Free It tastes just like regular cake.

My current food inspiration is taking familiar flavors and snacks that grew up in Ghana and turning them into treats we all know.this recipe is for you song of taste buds and your tongue licking A plate after all the cake was gone.

What is Adakwa?

Adaakwa, also known as Dzowoe, are spicy peanut balls sold as a snack throughout Ghana. It will have different names depending on where you are. Traditionally, the balls are made with peanut butter, spices (chili pepper, ginger, cloves), and roasted cornmeal (the same cornmeal used for Aprapranza). I also know some people use Thom Browne flour, which is a nut and legume flour porridge that contains roasted wheat flour, sorghum and soybeans. It’s like They’re incredibly filling and packed with flavor and healthy fats.

Things necessary

  • Plant-based milk: You can use any plant-based milk of your choice. I prefer soy milk for its high fat and protein composition which makes it easy to make vegan buttermilk.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Helps curdle milk
  • cake flour: Soft flour is soft flour.It’s basically an all-purpose flour with cornstarch
  • Spices and salt: A blend of cayenne pepper, gourd nutmeg, cloves and ginger adds depth of flavor.
    • peanut butter: I want to use 100% natural peanuts that do not use any sugar or oil.
  • Vegetable oil: This will add fat and moisture to the cake.
  • baking powder: Acts as a swelling agent
  • Applesauce: egg substitute
  • Sugar (granulated sugar, powder)
  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate: Any vegan-friendly chocolate bar will work here.

how to make cake

  1. make buttermilk
  2. mix dry ingredients
  3. Mix remaining wet ingredients
  4. combine ingredients
  5. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes
  6. While the cake is cooling, make the frosting
  7. build and enjoy

Frequently Asked Questions + Substitutions

  • Can you make this cake peanut free? You can use any nut or seed butter of your choice.However, it will no longer be a peanut cake
  • Can I make this cake without pepper? yes of course!
  • Can I substitute gourd nutmeg? Thank you very much. Contrary to its name, substituting it with regular cloves will not work as the flavor profile is completely different.
  • Can I use another egg replacer? Yes, I can! Flax eggs work well here! Applesauce tends to be an easy egg substitute that is more allergy friendly.

Check out my other African-inspired baked goods

Spicy peanut cake with chocolate frosting

This vegan-friendly peanut cake has all the flavor notes of Reece’s creations, but with more flavor and deliciousness.

preparation time20 minutes

cooking time30 minutes

total time50 minutes

course: dessert

cooking: fusion, ghana

keyword: cake, chocolate cake, peanut butter

Serving: 8 slice

cake batter

  • 1 1/3 cup of soy milk
  • 2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free applesauce
  • 100 g of neutral vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter Make sure it mixes well with the oil and has the consistency of a pancake batter
  • 375 g cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon gourd nutmeg
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 50 g vegan butter at room temperature
  • 70 g icing sugar
  • Ten g cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

extra decoration

  • vegan friendly dark chocolate
  • Preheat oven to 350°F

  • Mix apple cider and soy milk and let it solidify for about 10 minutes.

  • Now that the milk has curdled, mix in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, spices)

  • After 10 minutes, mix the rest of the ingredients (oil, applesauce, vanilla extract, peanut butter) into the milk.

  • Mix wet and dry ingredients

  • Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick is dry

  • let the cake cool

  • Once the cake has cooled, start whipping the butter until light and fluffy.

  • Slowly sift powdered sugar, cocoa powder and clove spice

  • Spread an even layer over the cake

  • Add dark chocolate shavings to the cake for additional decoration.

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