Ever since I turned my calendar to the month of February, chocolate has been on my mind.
Everywhere I go, there’s chocolate in my face. The stores are filled with chocolate displays for Valentine’s day even before January ended.
Since I know I will be enjoying some decadent chocolate desserts this week, I wanted to make something at home that was healthier and I can enjoy without having a sugar crash.
Don’t be turned off by the name, because this chocolate is good.
Chocolate Avocado Cake
Avocado makes this cake moist and the avocado taste is undetectable.
Since I didn’t know how the cake would turn out, I made two so I can play around with different ways to serve it. With or without frosting? one or two layers?
Chocolate Cake with Avocado
(recipe adapted from Joy The Baker), makes 2 8-inch rounds
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup soft avocado, well mashed, about 1 medium avocado
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 8-inch rounds. Set aside.
Sift together all of the dry ingredients except the sugar. Set aside.
Mix all the wet ingredients together in a bowl, including the avocado (make sure the avocado is well mashed and smooth).
Add sugar into the wet mix and stir.
Mix the wet with the dry all at once, and beat with a whisk (by hand) until smooth.
Pour batter into a greased cake tins. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cakes cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto cooling racks to cool completely. Frosting optional.
The cake is best eaten within 2 days. when it is moist and the texture is dense.
I gave away the second cake to my mom and my sister. If I hadn’t mentioned that there was avocado in the cake, they wouldn’t have guessed.
Joy made avocado buttercream frosting for her cake, but I kept my cake simple and I ate each slice with different frostings.
My favorite is putting a thin layer of Biscoff on the cake. This was my favorite combination. Chocolate + Biscoff = Bliss!!
I also ate a slice with Nutella frosting on it.
I love chocolate and I’ll eat all kinds of chocolate, even when it has avocado in it
Are you planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Will you be eating a lot of chocolate this week?