Chocolate And Avocado Frosted Cake: A Delicious Indulgence
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If you are craving for cake but also need to watch your calorie intake, the Chocolate and Avocado Frosted Cake is the ideal choice. The buttery and rich texture of the avocado fruit makes for a perfect substitute for butter and oil in this cake. The avocado not just makes the cake healthy but also gives it a unique nutty flavour. This cake recipe is picking up as a trend across the world.

The Chocolate and Avocado Frosted Cake can be made in a variety of ways, for example, there are vegan and paleo diet versions. You can make it the way you want once you get the basics right. 

Advocating For Avocados

The avocado fruit is native to Mexico, and is grown in warm climates. The fruit is often eaten as a salad, enjoyed as a juice, eaten in desserts, and even made into a dip. It is very good for your health as it is rich in potassium, making it excellent for controlling high blood pressure. It also contains monounsaturated fats, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, and Vitamin A. 

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3 cups all-purpose flour

6 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsps baking powder

2 tsps baking soda

1/2 tsps salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 ripe avocado mashed until very smooth

2 cups water

2 tbsps white vinegar

2 tsps vanilla extract

2 cup granulated sugar

For the frosting:

4 large ripe avocados peeled and pitted

8 oz dark chocolate

4 cups powdered sugar

8 tbsp cocoa powder




1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Grease and flour 2-8 inches round pans.

3. Beat the avocado with a hand mixer till it becomes a paste, to which you add sugar, vegetable oil, water, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well to ensure there are no lumps.

4. To the above mixture, add sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold until combined.

5. Place the batter into greased round pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

6. Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the pan. Place onto a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

7. Scoop avocados and place it in a bowl. Then beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add melted dark chocolate and mix.

8. Add sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder to the beaten avocado. Beat for another minute or until creamy and mix.

9. Place the cake on the plate and put frosting on top. Spread the filling neatly and place the second layer on top.

10. Repeat the same procedure and add two more layers. Then, frost the cake all around and on top with a spatula.

11. Top the cake with a sprinkling of chopped pistachios and almonds.

12. Allow the cake to sit for a few hours and then serve.

This cake can be made for every occasion. Avocado is also available in the Indian market, as it is now grown in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Sikkim. Bring alive the baker in you, and prepare the fudgy, moist Chocolate and Avocado Frosted Cake.