Cake - Chocolate avocado


Prep Notes


In this chocolate avocado cake, the avocado replaces the butter; I know, crazy right? But, seriously, this cake is organic and surprisingly delicious and actually help you lose weight! Avocados are rich and soft, which makes them a great, nutritious substitute for butter. You can’t taste the avocado when its in the cookie, so don’t freak out!

Ingredients


  • 1 ripe organic avocado, mashed until smooth
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut or avocado oil
  • 3 cups coconut flour
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 5 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup (or to your desired taste)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or squeezed lemon juice)

For The Frosting

  • 2 ripe organic avocados, mashed until smooth
  • 5 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • Whisk all the ingredients till smooth

Directions


  • Preheat the oven to 350F, grease and (coconut) flour two 9” round cake pans.
  • Whisk the flour,  cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk avocado oil and the vinegar, avocado, water, and vanilla extract. As soon as they are combined, add the maple syrup.
  • Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir well.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between cake pans, and bake.
  • After half an hour, check for doneness.
  • Leave the cakes to cool in the pans, and take them out after 15 minutes to be completely cooled.
  • Add a frosting layer on the first cake layer, and then top the second one.
  • Pour the remaining frosting to the top of the entire cake.

Notes


Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. It is an excellent source of folate for cell repairs, and lutein that is helpful for your eye health. The good fats in avocados make it an awesome choice for a ketogenic diet.


Avocados are commonly used to lower cholesterol and also to treat osteoarthritis. They have even been proven to contain cancer-fighting properties! So adding avocados to your cake is probably one of the tastiest ways to get all of these health benefits.


The taste mixes in so well with the other ingredients that you can’t even tell the difference. This cake is also sweetened with honey or maple syrup, instead of refined, white sugar and use no white flour! Try it!