Hello!!!????? Why haven't I thought of this before?!
I discovered this recipe from the JoytheBaker Blog this morning. As my mother pulled out a pie crust that she made a day ago and mentioned her famous apple pie was on tonight's menu, I decided to bake too! I was craving something chocolate, but eying those avocados, hoping I could use them before they got too soft and brown. This was right after I came home with my pops from the Restore where we picked up a beautiful 8"x8"x8.5' hand-hewn beam to hold up our kitchen ceiling!
So without any further hesitation I made this delicious and moist Vegan Avocado Chocolate Cake
and I was a little bit skeptical of green Avocado Frosting so I concocted a Coconut Mocha (Vegan)Butter Cream Frosting:
3 cups all-purpose flour
6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (or 3 oz Baker's Vegan Baker's Chocolate Melted)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 medium avocado mushed
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8 or 9-inch rounds. Set aside. Sift together all of the dry ingredients except the sugar. Set that aside too. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a bowl, including the super mushed avocado. Add sugar (and melted chocolate if you used the Baker's chocolate) into the wet mix and stir. Mix the wet with the dry all at once, and beat until smooth. Pour batter into a greased cake tins. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto cooling racks to cool completely before frosting.The FROSTING:
3 cups confectionery sugar
1/3 cup margerine
4 TBS espresso
4-8 TBS Coconut milk
2-4 TBS Cocoa Powder
I want to add another variation for a fucking bomb ass frosting:
3-4 cups of confectionery sugar, 1 stick vegan margarine, some vanilla, some BANANA RUM and a touch or so of non-dairy milk (I always try and use almond milk, its the best)
Frost and cut long thin slices of banana to place with frosting between layers and on the top of the cake.
This will get you a cheers with a fork in the air for sure!