Watch out world, there’s a new chocolate cake in town and it has a delicious, dirty secret…avocados! We’re all obsessed with avocados right? We put them on toast and tacos and in guacamole, and heck I’ll eat them by themselves. But did you know you can turn these creamy gifts from nature into a dessert? Namely avocado cake? I give to you, Avocado Chocolate Mousse Cake!
Avocado Chocolate Mousse Cake
So how does this work? And if it’s avocado cake, can you taste the avocado? The answer: easy and no! By whipping avocado with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt you get an ultra-creamy, thick chocolate pudding of sorts. It’s delicious as a simple dessert in this pudding form, but we’re not stopping there. We want fluffy, decadent mousse!
To do that, we’re going to take some coconut cream and whip it up. Then just fold together the avocado chocolate pudding and coconut whipped cream. I just love making recipes like this in my food processor, so smooth! And there you have it, avocado chocolate mousse for your avocado cake! Crush some Oreo cookies and mix the crumbs with butter, press it into the bottom of a pie pan, pour in the mousse, and let the cake harden in the fridge or freezer. It’s that easy!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make this Avocado Cake
- 20 Oreo cookies
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 cans full-fat coconut milk + 1 more can for topping (optional)*
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 large bar (7 oz, 200 g) of baking chocolate + more for topping (optional)
- 5 avocados
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
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This is such a fun dessert to make and I can guarantee that NO ONE will be able to guess your secret ingredient! And without any dairy, this is perfect for the lactose intolerant folks as well. I topped mine with more coconut whipped cream and some shaved chocolate, but you can top it with anything your heart desires, like fresh berries and edible flowers in the summer or chopped nuts in the cooler months.
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