Chocolate Cake With Avo Frosting

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Impress meat-eating mates with a vegan cake.

Makes 2x 26ins

Ingredients

For the cake

260g brown sugar

200g all purpose flour

8tbsp cocoa powder

2tsp bicarbonate of soda

320ml coconut milk

8 tbsp coconut oil

2tbsp vanilla extract

Little extra coconut oil to grease cake tins

For the frosting & decorating

2 medium avocados

5tbsp agave nectar

4tbsp cocoa powder

3tbsp coconut oil

1tbsp vanilla extract

5-6tbsp seedless raspberry jam

Fresh raspberries for decoration

Grated chocolate for decoration

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease 2x15cm (6in) cake tins and line the bottoms with baking paper. Dust with flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Sift the sugar, flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the flour mix and pour in the milk, coconut oil and vanilla. Whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Divide between the prepared tins (grease them with the coconut oil).
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Now for the frosting. In a blender throw in the avocados, agave nectar, cocoa powder, coconut oil and vanilla, and blitz until smooth.
  7. When the cakes are cooked let them cool (about 30 minutes). Once cool spread the frosting and some raspberry jam on top of one of the cakes. Then layer on top of the other other cake and cover in the rest of the frosting. Add the raspberries and grated chocolate for decoration.

*** recipe adapted from www.supergoldenbakes.com

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