As soon as I found this recipe in Ashley’s epic collection, I e.mailed the link to my mom immediately and asked if she would use her seasoned baking skills to make it for my upcoming birthday. She obliged, and from that day forward I dreamt of green cake. I felt that a Chocolate Avocado Cake with Spinach Whipped Cream was the perfect cake for my first birthday since joining the healthy living blogging community. The cake combines two of my most favorite foods: chocolate and avocado [I also love my leafy greens!].
You can probably imagine how many raised eyebrows I received when I would mention my excitement about my birthday cake to family and friends. Spinach in whipping cream? They acted as if it were illegal.
Now please don’t tell me this cake isn’t stunning [my less than stellar photographs do not do it justice]!
I love my mom’s decorative touch of the bright orange nasturtiums + pink pastel candles – so me!
It was really fun to keep the cake a mystery from my girlfriends and make them guess what they were eating – they’re brave. The verdict… they really liked [loved?] it! The avocado made the cake especially moist, and although the cake was not super sweet, the chocolate flavor was rich just as I like it. My mom may have tossed in a few uncalled-for chocolate chips ; )
Believe me, it’s not a scary as it sounds. If you would like to try this cake at home [my mom claims it is an easy recipe], you may find the [Vegan] Chocolate Avocado Cake recipe at The Edible Perspective or Joy the Baker. If you’re hesitant of Ashley’s [Non-Vegan] Green Monster Frosting, there’s an Avocado Buttercream option, courtesy of Mr. Alton Brown.
Thank you, Mom for making this memorable masterpiece!
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What’s the strangest dessert you’ve ever had?