How To Make Chocolate Cake With Avocado Instead Of Eggs And Butter

This cake is vegan, easy to make, inexpensive, yet extremely tasty. The cake itself is light and packed with healthy fats while the frosting is silky smooth.

Avocado, one of the healthiest foods out there, is the key ingredient in this recipe.  So, before we go into details regarding the recipe, let`s discuss the health benefits of avocados first.

Known as butter fruit or alligator pear, this versatile fruit is the only fruit providing a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocado is a nutrient-dense food, containing up to 20 vitamins and minerals.  Specifically, an avocado contains the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Healthy for the heart

Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a natural plant sterol. Eating beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols on a regular basis has been shown to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and promote heart health.

Osteoporosis prevention

Vitamin K found in avocados is often underestimated when it comes to maintaining healthy bones.  However, studies show that eating a diet high in this nutrient promotes bone health by boosting calcium absorption and reducing the excretion of calcium through the urine.

 Improved digestion

Avocado is very high in fiber content, containing approximately seven grams per half fruit.  Eating natural fiber on a regular basis helps prevent constipation, lower the risk of colon cancer, and maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Natural detoxification

Proper fiber intake promotes regular bowel movements, which are essential for regular excretion of toxic matter through the stool and bile.  Multiple studies have shown that dietary fiber also helps play a role in regulating inflammation and the immune system.

Protection from chronic disease

According to the Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Sciences Program of the University of Kentucky,   high fiber intake is linked to lower risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, obesity and some gastrointestinal diseases.

Avocados are highly versatile and there are many different ways to incorporate them in your daily diet, but the one below is one of the tastiest! Check it out.

Make Chocolate Cake With Avocado

Cake

Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed until smooth
  • 2 cups sucanat sugar

Frosting

Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed until smooth
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease two 9” round cake pans
  • Whisk the first five ingredients in a bowl
  • In another bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients, except for the sugar. When combined, add sugar
  • Mix the wet avocado mixture with the flour mixture and mix until smooth. Divide the batter between cake pans and bake for 30 minutes
  • To frost, add a layer of the frosting on first cake layer, then top with the second cake layer. Add the remaining frosting to the top of cake

Sources:medicalnewstoday.com