With their flavor, texture, and nutritional value, avocados might be nature’s biggest gift to us. If you prefer to follow a healthy lifestyle, I guess that you always have this super-healthy fruit in your kitchen.
Even though this green fruit is usually used in savory recipes or on its own, the creaminess of avocado allows this fruit to be included in sweet recipes as well.
I can assume that the first thing that comes to your mind is how the slight bitterness of avocados will work in a dessert, right?
Well, for that reason we have chocolate! It covers up the flavor, making it a nutritious and super-delicious combination! Check out the recipe below!
Avocado Chocolate Cake Recipe
You’ll never look at chocolate cake the same way again!
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons organic cocao powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 ripe avocado, mashed until smooth
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups raw coconut sugar
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9” round cake pans. Then, in a large bowl, you should mix all dry ingredients, except sugar. In another bowl, mix all wet ingredients, including the whisk and avocado.
You should make a small dent in the dry ingredients and gradually pour the wet batter into the bowl. Make sure to stir well until it is completely combined.
Then, divide the batter evenly into two pans and bake for 30 minutes. Let it cool for 15-20 then you can remove the cakes from the pans and let them cool completely.
If you want you can frost the cakes by preparing a frosting out of 1 cup of fine-grain or powdered coconut sugar, 2 ripe mashed avocados, and 5 tablespoons cacao powder.
You should get a thick texture. When the cakes are completely cool, you should frost the top of the first cake. Place the second cake on top on this layer of frosting and frost the top and sides of both cakes.
Why Use Avocados?
Well, it is very simple! Avocados have high nutritional value and offer plenty of health benefits even though many people are still not aware of this.
To be more specific, one avocado contains 20 essential nutrients, including folate, vitamin K, and potassium. Moreover, this fruit contains healthy fats that increase the bioavailability of nutrients like calcium, boron, fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, and vitamins C, E, K, and B-complex.
Avocado has the ability to fight heart disease and increase HDL (good) cholesterol while lowering the bad (LDL) cholesterol. It improves brain mitochondrial function, thus protecting your brain from cognitive decline.
What is more, this fruit boosts testosterone in men and progesterone in women, thus regulating hormone balance. In this way, it can fight estrogen dominance caused by endocrine disruptors.
What I’m trying to say is that this super-healthy fruit makes you shine from the inside-out! First of all, it improves your overall health then it heals your skin.
It may sound surprising but avocados are packed with antioxidants that increase soluble collagen content in the skin and fight aging-related symptoms.