While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed the other day I came across this recipe posted via the Danone Activia Facebook page. First of all chocolate and peanut butter has got to be one of my favourite flavour combinations! I loved the idea of a flour-less and butter-less cake, and thought the addition of the vanilla yoghurt would give it a really creamy texture so thought I’d try it out.
The recipe is so quick and simple it takes just minutes to make. The fact that you simply stick everything in a blender is fantastic as it means very little washing up, very little effort, and you still get a great cake out of it without the hassle!
Here’s my verdict:
In terms of taste it’s delicious! The chocolate is in no way overpowering and the hints of peanut butter give a really great balance between rich, sweet chocolate and the salty peanut.
My only negative comment when it comes to taste would be that it’s a little bit on the sweet side for me, so I’d cut down on the amount of sugar. Other than that, it’s a really rich, gooey brownie, just like it should be!
When buying the ingredients I got a little bit confused about which yoghurt to buy. The recipe just says 1 pot of Vanilla Activia yogurt but doesn’t specify which one. When I got to the supermarket there was the intensely creamy variety and the low fat variety. Both of them were labelled as Activia Vanilla so I didn’t know which one to buy. The recipe doesn’t say what size pot either, as the intensely creamy pots are smaller than the low fat pots, so different quantities. This makes it a bit confusing so would be great to get some clarification. I ended up going for the ‘intensely creamy’ variety and think it turned out well.
When making the cake, make sure you REALLY grease that pan as the lack of butter in this recipe makes for a pretty sticky cake. I use a silicone pan and greased it, which normally makes any cake slide off easily, and still found that it got a little stuck. Finally, I know every oven is differnet but I had to leave mine in the oven a little bit longer than the suggested 35 minutes as it was still very uncooked in the centre after that time. I ended up leaving it in for almost 45 minutes so that’s just something to bear in mind.
Would I recommend this recipe? Absolutely! A quick, simple recipe resulting in a decadent gooey brownie… it’s a winner!