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Chocolate Avocado Cake

Chocolate Avocado Cake
Chocolate Avocado Cake (WPLG, INC.)

Chocolate Avocado Cake

Recipe from craftycookingmama.com/chocolate-avocado-cake/

For the cake

3 cups all-purpose flour

6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 ripe avocado mashed until very smooth

2 cups water

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups granulated sugar

For the buttercream frosting

2 large ripe avocados peeled and pitted

2 cups powdered sugar

4 tbsp cocoa powder

Making the cake

preheat oven to 350˚F.

grease and flour a tube pan.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, avocado, water, vinegar and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.

Whisk sugar into the wet mix.

Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture all at once. Beat with a whisk (by hand) until smooth.

Pour batter into a greased tube pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cake cool in pan for 15-20 minutes on a cooling rack. Turn cake out onto cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

Making the buttercream frosting

Scoop avocados out into a food processor. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down avocado with spatula if necessary.

Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder to pureed avocado. Process for another minute or until creamy and combined, stopping once to scrape down mixture if necessary.

Frost cake. Let cake sit a few hours before serving, allowing time for flavors to blend.