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Paleo Chocolate Avocado Cake

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Total Time:

50min

Cook Time:

50min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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450
Calories
26 g
Total Fat
8 g
Dietary Fiber
12 g
Protein
49 g
Total Carbs
 Paleo Chocolate Avocado Cake

Whether you’re living la vida Paleo or simply trying to reduce your intake of white flour and sugar, this dark chocolate cake is simply sublime. Even the most serious chocolate lover will be satisfied with this not-too-sweet cake that provides almost half your Vitamin E DV (40% DV) and 33% DV Dietary Fiber.

Ingredients

Serves: 8
2/3  cup  cocoa powder
1/2  cup  boiling water
Tbsp.  vanilla extract
cups  finely ground almond flour
1/2  tsp.  baking soda
1/4  tsp.  salt
1/2  cup  dark honey
1/2  cup  coconut palm sugar
  ripe, medium Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and mashed
  large eggs
1/2  cup  chocolate chips (optional)

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, pour boiling water and vanilla extract onto cocoa powder and whisk to combine- it should be like a slightly runny paste.
  3. In a large bowl, sift almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add honey, coconut sugar, and avocados to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the avocado mixture is smooth and pale green.
  5. Add the chocolate mixture to the food processor and blend until well-combined.
  6. Whisk the eggs and add them to the food processor, pulse 3-5 times to incorporate into the mixture.
  7. Gently fold the chocolate avocado mixture into the dry ingredients, adding chocolate chips if you’re using them.
  8. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. The cake will be a bit jiggly. Cool the cake for at least 20 minutes before removing from the pan.

Serving Suggestion: Top with a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

Beverage Pairing:  Coffee, tea or a glass of low-fat milk.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 450
Total Fat 26 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 mg
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 12 g
Total Carbs 49 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 140 mg
Potassium 380 mg
Total Sugar 36 g

Vitamin A 191 IU; Vitamin C 3 mg; Calcium 116 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 21 IU; Folate 47 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.07 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 10%; Iron 20%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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