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Rich Chocolate Avocado Cake

Rich Chocolate Avocado Cake

Moist, rich, and delectable this cake is seriously everything a chocolate cake should be – and the secret ingredient…………………………………….avocados!!!!

 

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One of my first, and favourite, reading books growing up was called ‘The Chocolate Cake.’ A chocolate had been baked, and that chocolate cake was such a delicious chocolate cake that every member of the family who tasted said ‘mmmmmmmmmmm’ (especially baby!!!!) and on the final page they all cried ‘more, more, more!!!’

 

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Even though I had never tasted that chocolate cake I had always imagined how it had tasted – moist, irresistible with a divine, rich chocolate flavour!

 

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When I tried this chocolate cake out on my family they too cried ‘more, more, more!!!!’

 

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It’s the perfect chocolate cake for any chocolate fan! Good quality cocoa powder is full of minerals – coupled with the good fats found it avocados here you have a much healthier version of your average chocolate cake. 

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Plus it just tastes amazing to boot!! It’s the avocados that make it rich, moist and oh so creamy! 

 

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I used even more avocado goodness for the frosting – its soooooooo good!!

 

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I hope that you have the time to make and enjoy this cake!!! :)

 

Rich Chocolate Avocado Cake

Prep Time: 15 mins                     Bake Time 45 mins                                    

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Serves 8               

Ingredients:

Cake:

2 Avocados

½ Cup Coconut Oil (melted)

3/4 Cup Powdered Coconut Sugar

2 tbsps Maple Syrup

2 tsps. Powdered Vanilla

3 tbsps. Ground Flaxseed

3/4 Cup Almond Flour

½ Cup Rice Flour

¼ Cup Cocoa Powder

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. BiCarb

Pinch Himalayan Salt

 

Chocolate Frosting:

1 Avocado

¼ Cup Cocoa Powder

¼ Cup Powdered Coconut Sugar

2 tbsps Maple Syrup

1½ tsps. Powdered Vanilla

Instructions:

1) Preheat the oven to 170˚C  

 

2) Put the avocado through your food processor until completely smooth (I used my bamix)

 

3) Mix the avocado together with the coconut oil, powdered coconut sugar, maple syrup and powdered vanilla until thoroughly combined.

 

4) Stir in the remaining ingredients.

 

5) Spoon into a 7” lined cake tin and bake in the oven for 15 mins. After 15 mins place a piece of brown paper over the top of the cake to prevent it browning too quickly and bake in the oven for a further 30 mins.

 

6) Remove from the oven and cool in the tin.

 

Chocolate Frosting:

7) Blend the avocado until completely smooth. Stir in the cocoa powder, powdered coconut sugar, maple syrup and powdered vanilla until thoroughly combined.

 

8) Spread the chocolate frosting over the cooled cake – slice and enjoy!!! :)

 

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