Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

This cake brought to you by my Google Reader friends & Joy The Baker

So, earlier in the week I saw these posts in my google reader.
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Of course, I had to give it a try.  If for no other reason than to gross out Steve & Leigh.

I’m not going to post photos of the baking process, the ‘wet’ ingredients look kinda nasty when you’re putting this together.

But here’s the final product.
Cake slice

The recipe is available over at Joy The Baker and you should give it a try, it’s good to flex one’s baking muscles and try something new now and then.

A few notes if you’re going to try this.
Cake Batter: Even though I had run my avocado through the food processor and thought I had it smooth when I added it to the wet ingredients chunks started floating to the top, I ended up scooping them out and pressing them through a seive.  In my oven one cake was done a few minutes before the other.
Avocado “Buttercream” I ended up using a tablespoon of lemon juice, plus a little that I rubbed on the chopped avocado meat while I finished chopping the 2nd.

Also though the recipe says that it’s ‘Vegan’ it will only be truly vegan if you use  vegan sugar.  Most commercially available sugar is filtered through “bone char” and that makes it very much not-vegan.

Final note, go easy on the frosting, it can overpower the cake.  And while I will most definitely make the cake recipe again, I doubt I’ll make the ‘Avocado Buttercream’ again.

  • mikeypod

    thanks so much for turning me on to this! I especially love that the recipe doesn't call for any egg replacer anything like that. I am a relatively new vegan and definately a baking novice… this totally looks like something I could handle!

    • ChazFrench

      Mikey, I'm sure you can handle this, the cake was dead easy.

  • http://www.mikeypod.com MikeyPod

    thanks so much for turning me on to this! I especially love that the recipe doesn’t call for any egg replacer anything like that. I am a relatively new vegan and definately a baking novice… this totally looks like something I could handle!

    • ChazFrench

      Mikey, I’m sure you can handle this, the cake was dead easy.

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  • passion4eating

    Where have you been all my life! You totally made my day, I would say too funny but is that possible? Love your adventures with the vegan choco avo cake, I know that Joy is the bomb so it must have been good.

  • http://stevenixon.net/ Steve

    Chaz… I love/hate you :) Props for making it, I wouldn't have dared.

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    Who would have thought avacado would go so well in a cake. Thanks.

  • max191

    I would just say one thing to you and that is, “FANTASTIC”!! Keep it up and wish to get more details from your blog.
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    thanks for your cake recipe.

  • http://www.bestbreadmachines.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-breadman-tr875-2-pound-breadmaker.html Rissa88

    Thank for sharing the recipe… but maybe I'll use other fruit instead of avocado.

  • http://kangarue-silverlinings.blogspot.com.au/ Ruth H-B @Kanga_Rue

    I love this cake – I’ve used it twice now for Pickle’s 1st and 2nd birthday parties, but wonder why I haven’t used it more as it’s delicious. It gets great comments from non-Vegans. We’re not vegan ourselves, but Chaz pointed this recipe out as Pickle is allergic to dairy – THANKS!