Recipe: Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Cake

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Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Cake

This brownie like cake will go well with coffee, hot chocolate and for school fairs etc.  It is converted from  a US recipe so amounts such as water needed to bond the mixture may need amending.

 

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Cake

Ingredients

  • 375g flour
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 60ml vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 500ml water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/ 170 degrees C/gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and flour two 8 or 9-inch rounds. Put aside.
  3. Sift together all of the dry ingredients except the sugar. Set that aside too.
  4. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a bowl, including the mashed avocado.
  5. Add sugar into the wet mix and stir.
  6. Mix the wet with the dry, and beat with a whisk until smooth.
  7. Pour batter into a greased cake tins.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let cakes cool.
  10. Add icing when cool.
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The icing is made as follows:-

2 small to medium, very ripe avocados

2 teaspoons lemon juice

450g icing sugar, sifted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peel and remove the avocado meat, ensuring no brown spots.

Place the avocado meat into the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment.

Add lemon juice and whisk the avocado on medium speed, until slightly lightened in color and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.

Add the icing sugar a little at a time and beat.

Add vanilla extract until combined.

This will store OK in the fridge, it won’t turn brown!

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