Friday, April 19, 2013

Chocolate Loaf Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

This loaf cake is a mini cake of heaven.  It is a loaf cake and of course made in a loaf pan and it is yummo!  It is not overly sweet as it might sound it is very subtle and great for that sweet tooth that will not go away!

1 cup flour
 1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk of choice
1/3 cup canola oil
1.5 tsp vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Glaze:
peanut butter glaze:
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
a splash of vanilla extract
3-5 tbsp milk of your choice

preheat the oven to 350 degrees. grease {and/or line with parchment paper} a loaf pan. set aside.
in a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients, making sure to break up any lumps of cocoa powder.
in a separate bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients until smooth.
add the wet ingredients to the dry. gently mix everything together with a spatula until smooth & just combined. pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. remove from the oven and cool completely.
to make the glaze: combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. whisk together until there are small "crumbs" of powder sugar/peanut butter {there will likely be some loose powder sugar in the bowl--that's fine!}. add the milk of your choice, and whisk a bit to get things going. i found it helpful to microwave the glaze for about 30 seconds at this point, just to warm it up and make it easier to get the lumps out. whisk until a smooth glaze is achieved. it should make ribbons that last in the bowl when you lift the whisk.
spread/pour the icing over the cake

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