Gluten Free Chocolate & Avocado Cake

It may sound unusual, but creamy avocado really gives this cake a fantastic rich texture. You could use regular flour, if gluten free isn’t important to you.

Gluten Free Chocolate and Avacado Cake Recipe
Course:  Dessert  
Diet:  Wheat Free  

Ingredients

  • For the cake
    • 350g gluten free plain flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder (gluten free, if necessary)
    • 1 large ripe avocado
    • 300g light brown extract sugar
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 400ml St Helen's Farm goats milk
    • 150ml vegetable oil
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the frosting
    • ½ large ripe avocado, mashed
    • 75g St Helen's Farm goats butter, soft
    • 00g plain chocolate (reserving a bit for chocolate curls)
    • 25g cocoa powder
    • 125ml St Helen's Farm goats milk
    • 200g icing sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Step 1

    Using food processor, whizz together avocado and sugar, add rest of ingredients and process until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Pour into 2 greased and lined 20cm cake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes at 160C, Fan 140C Gas 3 until well risen, cool.

  • Step 3

    Using food processor, whizz together avocado and butter until smooth.

  • Step 4

    Melt chocolate, cool slightly.

  • Step 5

    Heat milk, add cocoa, mix well. Cool slightly. Add to avocado mix in food processor with all other ingredients and mix until shiny and thick.

  • Step 6

    Use half frosting to sandwich together other half to decorate top, scatter chocolate curls.