Chocolate Avocado Cake

This indulgent, fudgy vegetarian bake is flat-top with an expensive topping - you'd ne'er guess that it's free from farm, eggs, wheat and around the bend.

photo by Ar.La


For the cake
  • a little a little dairy-free sunflower spread, for greasing
  • 1 large, ripe avocado (about 150g)
  • 300g light muscovado sugar
  • 350g gluten-free plain flour
  • 50g good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 400ml unsweetened soya milk
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
For the frosting
  • 85g ripe avocados flesh, mashed
  • 85g dairy-free sunflower spreads
  • 200g dairy-free chocolate, 70% cocoa, broken into chunks
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 125ml unsweetened soya milk
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • gluten-free and vegan sprinkles, to decorate
Preparation : Read recipe ingredients and preparation
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