Mother's Day Treat with TastyTeff

Easy to make Teff Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter {gluten-free}

Prepared in just 10 minutes

Cooked in 40 minutes



2 teaspoons softened butter, for the pan, or Cook n Bake spray

1 1/4 cup (200 g) GF Tasty teff flour

2 tablespoons (12 g) Xanan Gum

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (70 g) cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

1 cup (150 g) organic light brown sugar

1 cup (80 ml) vegan milk

4 tablespoons (30 ml) Peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup (100 ml) hot water

2 eggs


10 tablespoons (85 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (75 g) powdered sugar, sifted (more as needed)

6 tablespoons (40 g) natural salted or unsalted creamy peanut butter, well-stirred and at room temperature

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt (or to taste)

flaky sea salt for sprinkling (optional)


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350ºF. Butter three 8-inch round cake pans.

In a large bowl, sift together the teff with the cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the brown sugar, milk, peanut butter and vanilla, and hot water to the batter. Add the eggs and quickly whisk the batter until smooth and no lumps remain. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake until the top springs back to the touch, 18-22 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely, 20 minutes.

To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a bowl with a wooden spoon) beat the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 1 minute. Spread the frosting between each layer of cake.

When ready to serve, sprinkle the cake with pinches of flaky salt, cut into wedges, and serve.

Nutritional values are based on one of eight servings.


Calories: 317kcal

Carbohydrates: 40g

Protein: 4g

Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 280mg

Potassium: 166mg

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 29g

Vitamin A: 325IU

Calcium: 68mg

Iron: 1.3mg


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