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Isobelle @ Vgan Jar stops by to bake!

I came across {and immediately fell in love with} Isobelle’s blog Vgan Jar during VeganMoFo back in October.  Her recipes are super creative, her photos are wonderfully unique, and the artist behind the blog is even more incredibly talented! I have had such an honor to get to know Isobelle and all I can say is that she one of the most lovable people out there.  {She is also the inspiration behind my decision to try out raw}. The girl is an inventive raw cook–I mean, she freaking made raw Snickers bars, people! If that’s not genius, then I have no idea what is.  So do yourself a favor: read this post and then immediately start following her blog!

Peanut Butter Raisin Cake Cup (for one)

First of all, I want to thank Cara for allowing me to post on her blog today. I don’t think she realizes how dangerous giving this amount of freedom to me could be.

I told Cara that I would have to start some gossip about her in my post today. But in all honesty, there isn’t one bad thing I can say about her. She inspires me daily with her kind words and creativity, which I think is true for many other readers, too. I feel incredibly lucky to have developed a friendship with this lovely lady.
I guess I’ll have to save the gossip for another time.

Although this recipe can’t compare to Cara’s genius, I figured this would be a sweet little dessert for those of you who are craving a treat (that you don’t have to share). I, personally, prefer desserts that I can be selfish with. But if you want to be really nice, you could make this for someone special. Since, you know, that day beginning with a V is coming up pretty soon.

I’m not a fan of peanut butter, and Cara can tell you that I usually say mean things about her love of peanut butter in the hopes that it will hear me, but I was out of almond butter and figured I would give it a shot.
I hate to admit it, but – I liked it. Loved it, even. A LOT.

I made this in a mini cup and popped it into the oven to bake, but you could just make this into a single muffin as well if you wanted.
I haven’t tried making this in a microwave (as I don’t use them), but if you want to try it that way go right ahead. Just, don’t blame me if it explodes or turns a funny colour or something.

Peanut Butter Raisin Cake Cup (GF):
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tbsp. non-dairy milk
1/8 tsp. pure vanilla
1 tbsp. oat flour (oats ground in a blender)
1 tbsp. brown rice flour
2 tsp. tapioca flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
dash of sea salt
dash of cinnamon & nutmeg
2 tbsp. raisins
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the flours, baking powder, salt, spices and raisins in a small bowl, then set aside.
In another bowl, mix together the peanut butter, vanilla and maple syrup. Gradually stir in the non-dairy milk until everything is smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture that you set aside, and stir everything together. Scoop this into a greased cup (or muffin tin), then bake for 18-20 minutes.
Eat it hot! Or not. But it tastes super yummy when it’s hot out of the oven 🙂

27 Comments Post a comment
  1. This looks amazing – I’ve seen every kind of chocolate mug cake, but I love how different this one is. I can’t wait to try it. These photos are absolutely beautiful, too!

    February 13, 2012
    • That’s what I love about Isobelle–she is so unique and creative.

      February 13, 2012
  2. I LOVE single serving anything plus I am a total sucker for PB! This looks delish and I will have to check out Vgan Jar, thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

    February 12, 2012
    • Oh goodness, you MUST check out Isobelle’s blog–YES! xo

      February 12, 2012
  3. I love this series, Cara!

    Vgan Jar was also one of my faves from Mofo, and I love single serving desserts! My husband isn’t a dessert person (WAH?) so I usually finish most things on my own. Thanks for the recipe!

    February 11, 2012
    • Excuse me??? How on earth is it even possible for one to NOT be a dessert person?! This is illegal, I’m sure. But I am kinda wishing I was like that so now I’m feeling jealous of your husband 🙂

      February 11, 2012
      • I feel the same way. There are stages. Disbelief, frustration, and ultimately jealousy.

        February 11, 2012
        • Ha! I just quickly went into the jealousy cycle 🙂

          February 11, 2012
  4. Yet another great little feature… keep ’em coming, fork 😀

    February 10, 2012
    • That’s Princess Fork 🙂 bahaha. Thanks Frugs.

      February 10, 2012
      • I quite like this Frugs business. It makes me sound like the frugal version of Suggs from Madness… But if you think I’m going to start prefixing your name with ‘Princess’, you’ll be waiting a long time 😀

        February 11, 2012
        • Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying, Frugs. Which by the way, never heard of Madness or Suggs. Explain please.

          February 11, 2012
          • Google will do that for me. They are a British band.

            February 11, 2012
            • Instantly cooler than I am *shaking my head* Damn the British and their savvy, cool ways…

              February 11, 2012
  5. the day beginning with a V is surely coming up!:) oh come on, i want some gossip.. its friday after all! i hear u abt peanut butter.. there needs to divine intervention such as this one to make me give it a try once again too:))
    i think it will do fine the microwave too.. i made some similar ones lately, and mainly so hubbs could get a hang of it and surprise me some day.. if he can keep his hands off the single serve cakes, that is.
    those raw snicker bars and the raw kit kats and so many super cool raw things are genius of course! and to think we like 30 miles away and i havent gotten any to taste yet!
    oh well.. fine isobelle , i will invite u over first.

    February 10, 2012
    • I know, I wanna hear the gossip too {even if it is about me!} 🙂

      February 10, 2012
  6. Ooohhh… Loves me some single serving desserts. And it looks like this beats the pants off 5 minute chocolate “cake.” That stuff is vile.

    February 10, 2012
    • That bad huh? Is that the stuff you get at the store?

      February 10, 2012
  7. How amazing is she; and those snickers bars!

    I love mini one person desserts, this is perfect; for the record I would not be sharing this with anyone, they can make their own 🙂

    Thank you for giving your readers a chance to see all the other amazing talent out there , it is so much fun to see some of your favorite bloggers!

    February 10, 2012
    • Isobelle IS amazing–I need to make those Snickers this weekend to go along with all the other treats I have to make! And can you believe I have never made one person desserts? Looks like I need to know 🙂

      February 10, 2012
  8. This looks so good, I like simple puddings as I havent got a great track record at making puddings!
    i hope this isnt a stupid question but Ive seen lots of vegans/ vegetarians talk about almond butter and peanut butter – whats the health benefit to us? is it protein? Ive always avoided it because I thought it might be too fattening but I do love it!
    Great guest post x x x

    February 10, 2012
    • Well, maybe this will be the recipe that ends that record 🙂
      About the nut butter, yes you are totally correct about the protein aspect. It is a GREAT source of protein *and* fat (don’t be afraid of it!) Plus, it tastes SO stinkin’ good! I probably consume a good 3-4 Tbs a day and my weight is consistently the same so I wouldn’t worry about it…unless you are slathering it onto everything you eat 🙂

      February 10, 2012
    • Almond and peanut butters are healthy fats, so enjoy them! And like Cara said, if you don’t go overboard, you should be ok

      February 13, 2012
  9. what an adorable little cake cup! and i think isobelle is awesome, too. one of my faves, even 😉

    February 10, 2012
    • That’s because she is the best–how can she not be a favorite, you know?!

      February 10, 2012
  10. You had me at Snickers. Ha. Now following.

    February 10, 2012
    • Woo-hoo! An Isobelle convert!

      February 10, 2012

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