No, that’s not snot on my chocolate cake.
so, like many other people, i have a love for avocados. my love is so strong, that i would eat it with everything — including chocolate cake. i found this recipe on Joy The Baker‘s blog, and knew I had to try it out. We all know, I’ve failed veganism, and vegetarianism, but it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good vegan or vegetarian meal every now and then. And vegan baking is something that I like to try every now and then, because it amazes me that I can make such a yummy dessert with no eggs or butter! and this cake, lemme tell you, it was good. it was moist and chocolatey, and didn’t contain even a tiny bit of butter or an egg. instead it used one small avocado and just a bit of vegetable oil. i think it may be one of my favorite chocolate cakes for sure. and what’s nice about it is that you don’t have to feel AS guilty as you normally would, because it’s made with healthy fats. but alas, don’t eat it thinking it’s a “healthy” choice for a dessert, because it still contains a nice amount of sugar, and a whole lotta sugar in the frosting. so sorry to burst any healthy people’s bubbles out there.
the chocolate cake itself doesn’t have a single hint of avocado, but the frosting, that’s another story. avocado butter cream, an Alton Brown recipe, tastes like avocado, but a sugar coated avocado — so good. to me it tasted similar to an avocado bubble shake, which by the way, are amazing. when i first tasted the frosting before putting it on the cake, i thought it was yum, but i wasn’t sure as to how it would taste on top of the cake. i was iffy. but alas, i frosted it, and hoped for the best — and i got the best. i never imagined how good an avocado frosting would be with chocolate cake, but then again, its an avocado. avocados officially taste good with everything, and need to be eaten with everything, including chocolate cake. and i know for sure that this recipe was a success, because my worst critic, my boyfriend, said the cake was really good. so once he gives it the okay, then i know i’m good to go.
so with that said, i highly advise you all to try out this cake, because if you are an avocado aficionado like myself, you will not be disappointed.
Vegan Chocolate Cake w/Avocado Buttercream Recipe from here.