Chocolate avocado cake

Love at first bite, this chocolate avocado cake with chocolate ganache is dense, rich and fudgy,  and has a brownie texture that is sinfully delicious.

Love at first bite, this chocolate avocado cake with chocolate ganache is dense, rich and fudgy,  and has a brownie texture that is sinfully delicious.

For years I have sneaked avocado at almost every meal. May it be with an egg, a big bowl of salad or with pasta (my favorite). With almost every weekly grocery trip I get at least 2-3 avocados. But my history with avocados wasn’t this loving a few years ago.

The first time I saw an avocado was shortly after I came to US. I had absolutely no idea what it was. A quick online search and learned it’s a fruit. Wonderful! I love fruit! I must give avocado a try! Of course, I was pretty clueless and not quite sure what to expect. The bright green color, the creamy texture and the buttery nutty taste made me instantly lose my interest.

It took a side-table guacamole at a Mexican restaurant to discover my love for avocado and I’ve been in love with it ever since.

This chocolate avocado cake made me fell deeper in love with this fruit over and over again! 

Love at first bite, this chocolate avocado cake with chocolate ganache is dense, rich and fudgy,  and has a brownie texture that is sinfully delicious.I was late to the whole avocado dessert train but now that I’m in I don’t see a way back! One bite of this rich chocolate avocado cake pretty much blew my mind! It’s so rich, so dense, so moist  and so, so addictive! It’s perfect with a cup of coffee in the afternoon or after dinner. It’s perfect for get-togethers. It’s perfect for a dinner party. Whatever the occasion, you should give this cake a try!

Even non-avocado lovers will go crazy over this cake! The tiny green specks might gave you away that you used avocado in the cake. If they don’t guess what the specks are, let them know it’s avocado and watch how their jaws drop!

Chocolate avocado cake recipe

For this cake you must use a ripe California avocado. (here are few tips on how to choose and cut an avocado). One that mashes easily, without too much sweat. It should have a texture like butter at room temperature.

Since the avocado only replaces the butter in this recipe, you also have to make sure your eggs are at room temperature.  The combination of eggs and creamy avocado is what gives this cake the rich, dense brownie like texture.

To make this cake is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

In a large bowl lightly beat the eggs with water (or milk), stir in the mashed avocado and gently fold in the fry ingredients (sugar, flour, cocoa powder). No mixer needed. Just a bowl and a whisk.

Pour the batter into a greased bundt pan and bake in preheated oven. The cake can also be made in a 9″ round cake pan, you may have to adjust the baking time.

Once the cake is cooled, drizzle melted chocolate on top of it and serve!

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Chocolate avocado cake recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate avocado cake recipe

Love at first bite, this chocolate avocado cake with chocolate ganache is dense, rich and fudgy, and has a brownie texture that is sinfully delicious.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water (or milk)
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe California avocado
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 325F. Grease a 12 cup bundt pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the eggs and the water. With a whisk, lightly beat them.
  3. Add the mashed avocado and stir until combined.
  4. Gently, fold in the sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder.
  5. Stir until just combined.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan and place it in the hot oven.
  7. Bake for 45" or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven, let cool for about 10-15 minutes in the pan before inverting it.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. When the cake is cooled, melt the chocolate chips and drizzle over the cake.
  11. Cut with a sharp knife and serve.
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Comments

  1. says

    I’m slowly boarding the avocado train lol I haven’t tried it in desserts yet but since I love chocolate and cake so much, I have a feeling I’d like this avocado cake!

  2. Véronique says

    Ta recette me donne envie et ton gâteau est juste magnifique !!!! Je vais tester les avocats dans un gâteau pour la première fois ; je te dirai ! Bises et merci pour la recette

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