Quickly I have to say Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband. He turns 31 today.
I will dote on him for a minute and say that I could not be luckier to have Kyle as my husband. He is a wonderful father and husband.
I have a chocolate cake for you all, but not the one I made Kyle (I will feature that tomorrow).
I am participating in Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by the lovely Tina.
The challenge was to make a chocolate cake from a fellow blogger's site and share it with you all.
I chose Joy the Baker's Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cake (I swear you cannot taste the avocado).
The only hint that you have that there is a funny ingredient is the green avocado buttercream icing.
This cake was so very moist and delicious.
Not overly sweet but just right for a dessert and some hot tea.
In hind sight I think the cake would have tasted best with just the buttercream filling and no frosting on top (I prefer the cake to the frosting..I know I am weird).
This cake was me going out on a limb because I really didn't think (no matter what Joy said) that the cake was going to taste weird, a bit like I stuck guacamole in my dessert.
I was pleasantly surprised and my kids were able to enjoy it as a lunch box treat all week long.
I strongly encourage you to try new things and to branch out with your ingredients...you never know when you are going to be surprised.
Be sure to check out my fellow bloggers (listed below) and see what other fantatic chocolate cakes they baked up.
This close to Valentine's Day you might need to whip one up and share with your loved ones!