Chocolate Chip Cake in a Bowl with Optional Peanut Butter

Chocolate Chip Cake in a Bowl with Optional Peanut Butter

This chocolate chip cake is the ultimate treat for any cake lover, with a moist texture and rich flavor that can be enhanced with the addition of peanut butter. The simplicity of using just one bowl makes this recipe not only delicious but also convenient. Whether you're a fan of peanut butter or prefer your solo to chocolate, this cake is customizable to suit your taste buds.


Why you will love this recipe

This loaf cake requires minimal clean-up and is made with easily accessible vegan ingredients, ensuring a moist and flavorful result every time. Adding sour cream or vegan yogurt adds a delicious richness, while the optional peanut butter introduces a creamy, savory element that pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the chocolate.

Perfect opportunity

Ideal for a casual afternoon tea, a morning treat with coffee or as a comforting dessert after a family meal. This bread is also perfect for bake sales or as a thoughtful homemade gift, wrapped in parchment and tied with a ribbon.

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Decorating Tips

For a nice finish, sprinkle the top with a chocolate chip mixture and a light dusting of powdered sugar before baking. After baking, a drizzle of peanut butter mixed with a little plant-based milk can create a lovely glaze that not only looks great, but adds an extra layer of flavor.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan sour cream (or vegan yogurt as a substitute)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (optional, but recommended for peanut butter lovers)
  • 1 1/4 cup plant-based milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (or substitute another favorite oil)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Butter a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, vegan sour cream (or yogurt), peanut butter (if using), non-dairy milk, and melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined; avoid overmixing to keep the cake tender.
  4. Add the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips for added sweetness and texture.
  6. Bake for about 55 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy this deliciously moist and simple chocolate chip cake, perfect for any occasion or just because you deserve a sweet treat!

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