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Peanut Butter PUPkin Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter (**Do NOT use a peanut butter with Xylitol [also called birch sugar] as it can be deadly to dogs)!
  • 1/8 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB organic honey
  • 1/2 cup plain organic unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin purée (***Be sure to use pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 organic large egg
  • Organic nonstick cooking spray
Frosting (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup organic plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter (**Do NOT use a peanut butter with Xylitol [also called birch sugar] as it can be deadly to dogs)!

Can be doubled to make more icing depending how thick you you want apply it to the cake

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together extra virgin oil, honey, peanut butter, applesauce and pumpkin purée until well combined.
  4. Add in egg and mix well.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Pour mixture into an 8″ square or round pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray. (I chose to use a bone shaped cake pan that you can purchase HERE )
  7. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow cake to cool completely on a wire rack prior to removing from pan.
  9. When cake is completely cooled, add frosting if you choose.

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