Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

Raw chocolate anyone??? I've just created a deeeelicious new cake!

My mom's birthday was almost a month ago, but since I was down in the US, I couldn't very well make her a birthday cake at the time - instead she was left drooling over all the amazing cakes that were rolling in for the contest. Since one of our very best friends, Denyse, was visiting this past weekend, I figured it was the perfect time for a belated cake - which my mom left entirely in my hands, but "like mother, like daughter", I knew exactly what to whip up.

This one is a rich, tasty, chocolate bombshell - chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate peanut butter cups throughout, all covered in a dark chocolate ganache, topped with more peanut butter cups. Whew! This one's not for night time enjoyment unless you want to be up around the clock. To boot, it contains all the textures I love in a dessert: dense chewy cake and nut butter filling, smooth cold ice cream with hard chocolate, crunchy cacao nibs, and silky ganache.

While at first glance it might look complicated, it's actually quite simple. If you've already made an ice cream cake, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

For a 6" spring form pan cake, you will need:

-1 recipe raw vanilla ice cream
(from The Ultimate Raw Ice Cream Cake ebook)
-1/2 recipe dark chocolate cake 
(from moonie pie recipes)
-Chocolate peanut butter cups - add a spoonful tahini, for super peanut butter flavor
(Just Desserts ebook)
-Choco peanut butter chunks
(Same as the cups above, but spread the dark chocolate into a plastic wrap lined container - chill briefly until firm. Spread the peanut butter mixture on top, followed by another layer of chocolate. Chill until firm and chop into pieces).
-Dark chocolate ganache
(Chocolate sauce recipe with more coconut oil and cacao powder added, omit the almond butter).

Choco Nut Butter Chunkies

A fountain of chocolate ganache.... who can resist? 
Chunks of goodness in vanilla ice cream

Choccie nut butter cups!

Yummm!!! Give it a try!
What's your favorite cake flavor combo??
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37 Comments
  1. June 16, 2010 at 21:27
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    I would tell you my favorite cake flavor combo, but I am speechless right now!!! Incredible!!!

  2. June 16, 2010 at 21:32
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    Holy Hanna that looks Decadent!<br />My brother would die with bliss if I presented him with that treat on his birthday. I need to find a good excuse to make that cake this summer.<br /><br />Tonight, I might just whip up some of the peanut butter cups as a starting place.<br /><br />xo

  3. June 16, 2010 at 21:35
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    Heathy, you've outdone yourself! This cake is absolutely amazing. I'm drooling on my keyboard! Oh what I would do for a slice!

  4. June 16, 2010 at 21:40
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    THAT. That is my favorite combo. It looks AMAZING!

  5. June 16, 2010 at 21:40
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    Oh Heathy if it doesnt work out between you and Philip come to England and be my housewife. :D<br /><br /> That really does look incredibly tasty. I'm happy because I'm finally onto a winner withyour just desserts recipe, I think I found a substitute for an ingredient I couldnt get. It's the cake I've been wanting to make for aaaages and now this pic has me contemplating buying the ice cream e-book

  6. June 16, 2010 at 21:40
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    That is the most ridiculous cake ever, my god... I would sooo choose that! I love cuppies!

  7. June 16, 2010 at 21:42
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    Wowza!! Such talent. Amazing cakes and goodies!! I just made my first raw vegan chocolate chip cookies last night and they're yum-yum...but definitely nothing like what you've presented. Holy yum! ;D

  8. Miss Eco GLam
    June 16, 2010 at 22:07
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    Heather!! oh my god!!!!!!!!!! The silkiest yummiest cake ever! you are brilliant!!!<br />If i ever get super rich, i will fly you over to make some cakes for me! (and being eco, I will plant some trees to make up for the carbon foot print!)

  9. June 16, 2010 at 22:21
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    Awesome cake porn... you continually amaze me with your beautiful and decadent creations!<br /><br />Peanut butter + chocolate = one of the best flavour combinations known to humanity.

  10. June 16, 2010 at 22:23
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    Oh my goodness! That looks amazing!! My kinda cake, for sure! I love cuppies of any flavor. Happy belated Birthday to your Mom!!!

  11. June 16, 2010 at 22:26
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    I think its time I became your neighbour Heather, I might be popping round every few hours though to see what's (un)cooking. xxx

  12. Anonymous
    June 16, 2010 at 22:41
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    Dear Heather,<br />this is waaay off topic, but you said "to boot..." and then i remembered u were canadian and so: do u say "about" or "aboot"? just wondering! :D

  13. June 16, 2010 at 22:48
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    wow, super yummy looking. I love chocolate and peanut butter. lucky mummy!

  14. June 16, 2010 at 22:50
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    Ohhhh wow!!! That looks incredible! Can't wait to try this. Peanut butter cups are my fave candy :D!!!

  15. June 16, 2010 at 22:51
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    Heathy! That....is.....AMAZING! you are so talented girlie! love and hugs x x x

  16. June 16, 2010 at 23:08
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    Love your lupins just below: up here in Alaska we have mostly the purple ones.<br /><br />Being allergic to gluten, I've never had that much experience with decadent cakes of any kind, although I loved the Cafe Gratitude cakes when I lived in the Bay Area. <br /><br />This one that you've done is such wonderful eye-candy - the photo almost consoles for the fact that I can't eat it!<br /><br />love<br />Ela

  17. June 17, 2010 at 02:05
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    Incredible!! Ms. Pace, you've done it again :) Love it.

  18. June 17, 2010 at 03:14
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    can you make me one of those for my bday???<br /><br />drooling over here...<br /><br />that cake is ridiculously sinful...hands down.<br /><br />i'll be there in the morning for a slice...haha!<br /><br />amazing girl. as always.

  19. June 17, 2010 at 03:25
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    Oh myyyyyyyyyyyy YUM!!!!!!!!!

  20. June 17, 2010 at 04:54
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    Thank youuu! You're ALL invited over for a piece :)<br /><br />Mel - LOLOL... never had an offer like that before! If you lived in a tropical location I would totally consider it, hehee.

  21. June 17, 2010 at 05:35
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    those nut butter choccie cups look delectable. totally up my alley.

  22. June 17, 2010 at 11:52
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    i'm going to have to join the compliment train because that is the most decadent, luscious, appetite-whetting dessert I have ever seen. I would pay at least $100 for a whole cake. I have a crush...on your cake :-/ my wife will be jealous!

  23. June 17, 2010 at 11:56
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    "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, If I had a piece of these...I'd have love in my tummy"...he he!<br /><br />I want some NOW!...lol!<br /><br />Have a great day girl!

  24. June 17, 2010 at 14:21
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    Oh my girl, this looks to good to be true ;) Love it! Chocolate heaven!!!

  25. June 17, 2010 at 16:51
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    Gorgeous ♥ This is insane Heathy!!♥♥ You are the raw sweet Queen ♥♥

  26. June 17, 2010 at 17:25
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    OMG! I felt myself drooling and wanted to lick the monitor. Is that a bad sign? ;)<br />That cake looks amazing.<br /><br />I know what I'm doing this weekend :)

  27. June 17, 2010 at 20:56
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    WOW..absolutely amazing! Your mom must have been in nut butter/chocolate heaven. I must make this..so thank you for sharing!

  28. June 18, 2010 at 00:35
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    HOLY MOLY!! I am coming to Canada RIGHT NOW! I was already craving PB + chocolate since someone brought in non-vegan buckeyes today, but nooow...OMG. And I see you are already a DSLR pro!!!!

  29. June 18, 2010 at 11:06
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    Well, you'd swear this isn't raw! It looks soooo tasty. I'm following your blog and I thing you make a great (an delicious) job! <br />Congrats! :)

  30. Anonymous
    June 18, 2010 at 21:34
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    Hey Heathy!<br />I have followed your wonderful blog since I started on the raw lifestyle(about a year ago) and I have to thank you for being such an inspiration!!<br />I am running a healthshop here in Norway and have started to make free raw sweets from time to time to inspire them as well!Wanted you to know that you do a fantastic job!!Thank you!<br />Hug vibs

  31. September 6, 2010 at 23:52
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    This cake looks absolutely amazing!!! I wanted to tell you that I absolutely love, love, love your eBooks! (Especially the ice cream cake one!!) <br /><br />Last night I made a peanut butter ice cream cake(by following your recipe for vanilla ice cream) with chocolate ganache... and it was enjoyed by all!! Even the non-vegans! :)<br /><br />You are so talented!! Keep up the awesome recipes & ideas!

  32. November 20, 2011 at 15:10
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    UNREAL! I just found your blog/this recipe via Lactose free Lizzie and holywow!! I need this cake NOW!

  33. February 16, 2012 at 21:30
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    Wow! This cake looks incredible!

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