A naturally-sweetened, Paleo-friendly, rich chocolate cake with the secret green ingredient of avocado!

Welcome to my world of experimentation gone suddenly right!  You may remember my combination of chocolate and avocado in a frosting that is amazingly rich and yummy on top of, well, anything.  And if you don’t remember, click the link to check it out – everyone who has tried anything I’ve put this on has asked, no demanded, the recipe!  Well, I got to thinking again, and wondered if I could make cookies out of something similar.  So I did.  And they were awesome, but just a little bit crumbly.  So I got to thinking again, and wondered if I could make a brownie, or cake out of something similar.  So I did.  And it was awesome.  So awesome, that everyone who had a piece at work gave me two thumbs up to put the recipe on the website.

By the way, anyone else who would like to be a taste tester for my weird and wonderful creations, just let me know through the contact me page …!

Now, I originally intended these to be brownies, but Grant thinks they’re more like a cake.  Either way, they are yummy and you can use whatever fill-ins you wish, such as walnuts, chocolate chunks (see here for the ones that I used from Sweet Eats Chocolate – dairy-free and refined-sugar-free chocolate that tastes awesome!).  I use my healthy frosting on top of the cake/brownie in the photo, but I’m thinking they’d be good with the chocolate avocado frosting as well, or would that be too much of a good think?

And you should make them.  Because I told you too!

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Avocado chocolate cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 avocado 110g
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 10 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 oz chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 9x5" loaf pan with either parchment paper or cooking spray.
  2. Place the eggs, avocado, almond butter and dates in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add all other ingredients except for the chocolate chunks and continue to mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  5. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 25-30 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the mixture comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan.