Monday, October 3, 2016

Avocado Chocolate Cake ~ 鳄梨巧克力蛋糕


I made this Avocado Chocolate Cake with homegrown avocados and no butter was involved in this recipe.  Instead the recipe called for some vegetable oil and the cake turned out  moist and soft.   Together with the chocolate frosting, the cake was an instant hit with both the adults and kids.




Avocado Chocolate Cake  ~  鳄梨巧克力蛋糕  (adapted from  'here'  with modification)

Ingredients

  • 384 gm plain flour
  • 200 gm caster sugar
  • 6 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 ripe Avocado, pitted and mashed till very smooth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Frosting
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and mashed
  • 125 gm icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
Method
  1. Grease and flour an 8 inch tube pan, set aside.
  2. Sift or whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt, set aside.
  3. Using a hand-held whisk, whisk the oil, mashed avocado, water, vinegar and vanilla till well combined.
  4. Whisk sugar into the avocado mixture.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients all at once and mix by hand with a ball whisk till smooth.
  6. Pour batter into greased tube pan.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 175 deg.C for 45 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  8. Leave cake in pan to cool for about  20 mins. before unmoulding and letting it cool completely on a wire rack, before frosting.
Frosting
  1. Mash the avocados in a mixing bowl.
  2. Sift in icing sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. Mix till well combined with a hand-held whisk.




8 comments:

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  1. How interesting! Since you also used avocado in the frosting, can the cake keep well in the fridge for a day or two? Or were they all gone? hee..hee...

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    1. Yes, the cake kept well for a few days in an air-tight container, refrigerated.

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  2. wow homegrown avocados!! Can you grow it in a pot? The cake looks very chocolatey and tempting!

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  3. WOW! This chocolate cake looks yummy and sounds healthy too.

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  4. Your cake looks so moist and divine! One slice is not enough!
    Homegrown avocados, that is really great! My sis recently bought an avocado plant. I would need to do lots of clearing up before I get one myself. Did you grow the plant in a pot? How long does it take to bear fruit? Hehe, so curious, as I thought of getting one later.

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    1. I didn't grow this avocado plant. I made this cake in Perth during my recent vacation and this tree is grown from the ground, not potted. It's not too tall but need a short ladder to reach and harvest the fruits. Perhaps you can google for more tips on growing an avocado plant.

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