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CHILLI AVOCADO CHOCOLATE CAKE

Delicious, moist, fudgy and flavourful Chilli Avocado Chocolate Cake with Avocado Chocolate Frosting.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CHILLI AVOCADO CHOCOLATE CAKE:

  • 4 oz dark chocolate grated
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup mashed avocado
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cider apple vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coffee powder
  • cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar

FOR THE AVOCADO CHOCOLATE FROSTING:

  • ½ cup mashed avocado
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • generous pinch chilli powder

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF CHILLI AVOCADO CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Line an 8 inch diameter cake tin with parchment paper.
  • Heat up the water and add the coffee powder. Let the coffee infuse for a while.
  • Pour the black coffee into a small bowl. If it has become cold, heat it up again.
  • Add cocoa powder and the grated chocolate to the hot black coffee.
  • Stir till the chocolate melts.
  • Add oil, vinegar, sugar and mashed avocado to the black coffee mixture and whisk.
  • In another bowl sift or sieve flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and red chilli powder together.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry flour mixture.
  • Fold in gently till all the flour mixture is wet. Don't over mix the batter.
  • The batter will be a bit runny.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Smoothen the top with a spatula.
  • Bake the cake for 45 -55 minutes or till a skewer or toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool down in the tin for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the tin, peel off the parchment paper and allow the cake to cool down competely on a wire rack.

PREPARATION OF THE AVOCADO CHOCOLATE FROSTING:

  • Sieve or sift the icing sugar,cocoa, cinnamon powder and red chilli powder together into a bowl.
  • Add mashed avocado and mix well.

FROSTING THE CAKE:

  • Using a spatula, spread the frosting on top and the sides of the cake.
  • Decorate the top of the cake with chopped nuts or grated chocolate and serve.

Notes

The frosting on the cake is pretty thin. If you want a thicker layer than use more mashed avocado.
Make sure you mashed the avocado properly, no lumps should be left.
The slight bitterness from the avocado is offset when served with vanilla ice cream.
Avoid adding red chilli powder if you don't like it.
 
Keyword avocado chocolate cake, chilli avocado chocolate cake, vegan