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The World’s Healthiest Chocolate Cake!

“This chocolate cake is brimming with antioxidants to boost energy and promote wellbeing. I love that’s it is super-moist and rich in heart-healthy essential fats from the avocado oil. This cake is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar-free, making it the perfect healthy treat for everyone”. Recipe by Teresa Cutter, ‘The Healthy Chef’.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 125 ml (½ cup) Grove avocado oil
  • 125 ml (½ cup) almond milk
  • 125 ml (½ cup) pure maple syrup
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 60 g (½ cup) dark cocoa powder
  • 300 g (3 cups) almond meal
  • avocado frosting to serve (see inspiration)

Method

  • PREHEAT your oven to 160°C (320°F) fan-forced.
  • COMBINE avocado oil, almond milk, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla into a bowl.
  • ADD the baking powder, cocoa and almond meal and mix through until combined.
  • BAKE for 45 minutes until cooked then remove from the oven to cool.
  • COMBINE frosting ingredients until smooth then ice the cake generously.
  • STORE in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • ENJOY.

INSPIRATION

To make the avocado frosting combine the flesh from 2 ripe avocados, 125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) pure maple syrup, 125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) coconut cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 60 g (½ cup/2 oz) dark cocoa powder and a generous pinch of sea salt. Blend until smooth and use as the frosting for the cake.

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