I am always up for trying something new like this Sugar Free Avocado Chocolate Cake
Because this cake has avocado in it, you would think that it would taste a bit funny. However, the avocado gives the cake a full texture and a really good taste to the cake. If you were to not tell anyone that your cake does contain avocado, they probably would never figure it out.
Sugar Free Avocado Chocolate Cake
We will be adding avocados to this recipe. They will be substituted for oil that is normally added to a cake recipe. I like that they not only add to the texture of the cake, but they also cut down on the not so good fat.
Avocados really do have a lot to offer to a recipe.
The first time that I substituted avocados in for fat in a recipe, I forgot to tell anyone that I did this. Well, actually, it was a dessert pot-luck situation with some of my friends. We all brought our favorite desserts to share. The one caveat was that whatever we shared had to have a secret ingredient. My ingredient, of course, was that avocado. The dessert pot-luck was a lot of fun as well- in case you are looking for a good idea for a gathering.
I must admit that chocolate cake is always pretty much a hit with folks.
I may not be one for chocolate frosting on chocolate cake but, I am a fan of the cake. However, I am also a fan of the sugar free cake. As a result, not only is this cake made with avocado instead of oil, it is made with sugar substitutes.
While most cakes do have added sugar, this cake does not.
Instead of sugar, we will add substitutes. You will need a brown sugar and a white sugar substitute in this recipe. I use coconut palm sugar as a substitute for the brown sugar. You can find coconut palm sugar on Amazon. There is also a blond version of coconut palm sugar that can be subbed in for the white sugar. You can find this blond coconut palm sugar on Amazon as well.
Make this recipe gluten-free.
Using almond flour in lieu of regular all purpose flour is also an option. You can find almond flour on Amazon. Almond flour is usually added as a 1:1 equivalent to all purpose flour.
The recipe for Sugar Free Avocado Chocolate Cake
Flour- almond for gluten free or Ap- 2 cups
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Sugar alternative- 3/4 cup equivalent
Brown sugar alternative (see above)- 1/2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder- 1 cup
Boiling water- 2/3 cup
Vanilla extract- 1 tablespoon (can use almond extract instead)
Avocados- 2 mashed via food processor or good blender
How to make this:
Preheat your oven to 325 and prep a pan well for nonstick. I like to use parchment paper or a silicon pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine together the flour, baking soda, salt and sugar alternatives. Set aside.
Now, in a medium bowl, stir together the the cocoa powder, and the water until a paste somewhat forms. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix.
At this point, you can add the cocoa powder mixture to the mixing bowl wit the fry ingredients and mix gently.
Lastly,mix in the avocados a bit at a time, mixing in between additions.
Bake for 20-15 minutes or until the cake is somewhat formed- although it will not be fully set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 30 minutes in order for it to set.
These instructions may seem to be a bit complicated however, if you were to use a food processor or good blender instead of a mixer, it may get a bit easier. Either way, it is a good alternative to the usual chocolate cake.