the easiest chocolate cake EVER with avocado frosting ~vegan~

See ya later Betty Crocker!  

The easiest chocolate cake ever! WIth avocado frosting!  ~vegan~ Plus, a make ahead cake mix easier and healthier than using a box mix~

This has to be the easiest chocolate cake to make…ever!

Even easier than using a box mix!  Plus, it comes without the partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavoring, and propylene glycol (which is also found in brake fluid)!  And you don’t even need to dirty a bowl!  All the ingredients are mixed together in the baking tin…win!

Oh yeah, it’s vegan too!

The easiest chocolate cake ever! WIth avocado frosting!  ~vegan~ Plus, a make ahead cake mix easier and healthier than using a box mix~

Yesterday was Shaye’s birthday.  Between working, cleaning, cooking, making forts, playing trains, walking the dog (you get the idea), I needed to come up with a birthday cake without much time to spare.

Enter the easiest chocolate cake recipe ever…

Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a greased 8″ baking tin, add the wet ingredients, stir, bake and voila…you have a rich and moist chocolate cake!

(I got the idea from here)

Follow along with the photos:

The easiest chocolate cake ever! ~vegan~

the easiest chocolate cake EVER and avocado frosting ~vegan~
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Ingredients
  • For The Cake:
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup white all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup organic cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder (or high-quality cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • For the Avocado Frosting:
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon pure orange extract (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract (use 1+ teaspoon if not using orange extract)
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup vegan dark chocolate chips (melted using a double boiler or microwave)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8" baking tin and add the whole wheat pastry flour, white flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Make 3 "pools." In one pool add the white vinegar, in the next pool add the vanilla extract and in the last pool add the vegetable oil. Pour 1 cup of water on top and gently stir. (don't worry about little clumps!)
  4. Bake on the center rack for 30 minutes. (give or take a few minutes depending on your stove).
  5. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, add the avocado, orange extract, vanilla extract, almond milk and sea salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour in melted chocolate chips and blend until well combined.
  7. Once the cake is cooled, use a knife to loosen the edges and flip onto a plate.
  8. Frost and enjoy!

The frosting is made with avocados, no one will ever know!  Note:  the avocados need to be perfectly ripe!  Too ripe or too green won’t do!  To ripen avocados, place in a paper bag with a banana overnight, does the trick every time!  I used pure orange extract, but you can use any flavor you prefer…plain old vanilla is delicious too :)

The easiest chocolate cake ever! WIth avocado frosting!  ~vegan~ Plus, a make ahead cake mix easier and healthier than using a box mix~

After making this cake, I got thinking….

Why don’t I make up a few batches of the dry ingredients and store them in mason jars for a quick fix?

Now, all I need to do is dump, pour and mix…easy peasy!

The easiest chocolate cake ever~  ~vegan~ Make ahead cake mix, easier and healthier than a box mix~

Until next time!

9 comments

  1. Robin   •  

    Gluten free flour substitute suggestions?

    • beginwithinnutrition   •     Author

      I don’t right now, sorry :( Working on a gluten free substitute, but haven’t perfected it yet! D

      • Robin   •  

        Thanks! Excited to see that version. I have other substitutes figured out due to allergies except the flour. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • beginwithinnutrition   •     Author

      Thank you! You would have no idea the frosting is made out of avocados! You can even chill it for a pudding! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Amy   •  

    Yum, made it twice and turns out very yummy. This is my first time using avocado as frosting and holey moley! Everybody in my family loooves it! It’s super easy that my 11 yr old takes charge in making it. Thank you from the bottom of heart for this recipe and I’m glad I found this site somehow. I’ve been eating my cake/cupcake without frosting because I didnt like the shortening, even the non hydrogenated kind.

    • beginwithinnutrition   •     Author

      You just made my day! I’m so happy the whole family approves of the recipe, frosting and all! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Guchi   •  

    This sounds fantastic, I will try itfor my daughter’s birthday. Is there anything else I can use instead of agave syrup? I’m not sure I can find that where I live

    • beginwithinnutrition   •     Author

      Hello! You could use maple syrup instead! I hope she likes it!

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