This vegan chocolate cake is super tasty and loaded with healthy fats at the same time. It comes with soft, smooth frosting and it’ll be your favorite light dessert.

One of the reasons why avocado is included in this recipe is its nutrient dense profile, due to which avocado provides some of the healthiest benefits on the Planet. It contains many vitamins and minerals, including:

 

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

Did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas? That’s right. A cup of mashed banana contains 806 mg of potassium, while a cup of pureed avocado contains 1,166 mg of this mineral.

Vegan Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 mashed avocado
  • 5 tbsp. of dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 2 tsp. of baking soda
  • ½ tsp. of kosher salt
  • 3 cups of flour (coconut or rice flour are the best choices)
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp. of white vinegar
  • 2 cups of organic sucanat sugar

Ingredients for the Frosting

  • 2 mashed avocados
  • 5 tbsp. of dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Take two 9-inch round cake pans, and grease and flour them. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt in a large bowl. Then, whisk the olive oil, white vinegar, vanilla extract, avocado, and water in a separate bowl. Add the organic sucanat sugar once it’s well combined.

Next, add the avocado mix to the flour mixture and stir well to get a smooth consistency. Once combined, divide the mixture evenly between the two cake pans, and bake for around half an hour, constantly checking it.

Let the cakes cool in the pans for around 15 minutes, and then take them out of the pans. Spread a layer of frosting on one of the cakes, and then just top with the other one. Spread the rest of the frosting to the top of the cake.

Via Healthy Holistic Living