The World’s Healthiest Chocolate Cake!
“This chocolate cake is brimming with antioxidants to boost energy and promote wellbeing. I love that’s it is super-moist and rich in heart-healthy essential fats from the avocado oil. This cake is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar-free, making it the perfect healthy treat for everyone”. Recipe by Teresa Cutter, ‘The Healthy Chef’.
Makes 1 cake.
125 ml (½ cup) Grove avocado oil
125 ml (½ cup) almond milk
125 ml (½ cup) pure maple syrup
4 organic eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
60 g (½ cup) dark cocoa powder
300 g (3 cups) almond meal
avocado frosting to serve (see inspiration)
PREHEAT your oven to 160°C (320°F) fan-forced.
COMBINE avocado oil, almond milk, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla into a bowl.
ADD the baking powder, cocoa and almond meal and mix through until combined.
BAKE for 45 minutes until cooked then remove from the oven to cool.
COMBINE frosting ingredients until smooth then ice the cake generously.
STORE in the fridge until ready to serve.
To make the avocado frosting combine the flesh from 2 ripe avocados,
125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) pure maple syrup, 125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) coconut cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 60 g (½ cup/2 oz) dark cocoa powder and a generous pinch of sea salt. Blend until smooth and use as the frosting for the cake.