Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chocolate Cake, Vegan of Course Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge

Happy February 7th to you all.

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).

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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!



  1. The cake looks moist and delicious, how did you like the avacado icing? Would you make it again?

  2. Love it! Avocados are so yummy! Would be fun to make for st. Patricks day!

  3. I think the avocado in the recipe is interesting. I must try this! Your cake looks delicious!

  4. What an interesting combination! I never would have thought of it, but I have no doubt it was wonderful!!

  5. I love this! I made the Black Magic Cake w/ White Chocolate Buttercream Icing. Also, I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!

  6. I think it sounds great and the green colour .. well I bet this would be the perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day!

    Jennifer #19

  7. This is so cool! You know I love veggies in my desserts. That icing looks awesome - like one of my smoothies on cake. :)

    Thanks for joining my giveaway.

  8. looks amazing and I love the vegan route!I also went dairy and egg free with my chocolate cake as well! But I used a different magic ingredient instead of avocados, I used bananas! check it out! http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com/2012/02/egg-and-dairy-free-chocolate-cake.html

  9. You have me on this one! sound delish maybe I need to try andi

  10. What an interesting cake and frosting! I am always amazed at how wonderful carrot cake tastes, so I can definitely see how this cake would taste really good with avocados!

  11. That cake looks lovely! Do you think it could be converted into cupcakes?

  12. I almost made this cake too but then decided to go in a different direction but I still want to give it a try.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Cook Lisa Cook

  13. Avocado in a cake! And I've seen beets and I've done zucchini! There is nothing off limits! I like making up something different! Thanks for participating in this challenge we've already had 17,000 hits in one day to the linky party. If you haven't had a chance already come check out my Whopper Cake (it's #1 in the linky party)!

  14. This is so cool. I say this with so much enthusiasm I am practically screaming. I love this recipe. SO unique.

  15. How very clever. I'm going to have to give this recipe to my daughter. Isn't this a fun Challenge? Come visit when you can; I'm entry #29 Pear and Chocolate Upside Down Cake

  16. I have seen so many baked goods using avocados and everyone raves about the moistness and lack of weird flavor. I just never remember to buy any when I am at the store unless I am planning guac. I must write it down on my shopping list!

  17. Your cake looks awesome and I love the Avocado combination, I have tried that combo and it is so good! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  18. I was kind of surprised to see someone use avocado in a cake recipe, but if you can add carrots or zucchini, why NOT avocado? It looks good. :)