Love and Confections: Chocolate Avocado Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

July 17, 2014

Chocolate Avocado Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Chocolate Avocado Bundt Cake is incredibly moist and absolutely delicious! 
It's even better when chocolate chips are added and topped with ganache!



Sometimes you get an idea into your head and you just go with it. That is definitely the case with this month's bundt cake. Our theme this month is stone fruit. I love cherries, peaches, plums and nectarines, but a few other bloggers were already doing some of the ideas I had. I, instead, took a different route - avocado.


I have actually never baked with avocado, but I will definitely keep baking with it in the future! There are no eggs and butter in the cake, so it is easily adaptable for anyone on a specific diet/  The avocado acts like butter, being the fat in the cake. I was skeptical that the avocado flavor would be overly predominant and I actually did not taste it at all. Avocado also makes this cake incredibly moist! I was very surprised at how it turned out and definitely crossed my fingers praying I wouldn't need to change my recipe and re-bake it the night before.


I made this cake the other night, after Baby L&C went to bed. I totally forgot that I needed the avocado to be extremely smooth and the food processor would have definitely woken her up. Instead I took my KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender and pureed all the wet ingredients together. I was given this KitchenAid Hand Blender to review and I am in love with it. With 5 different speeds and 4 different options on how to blend/puree, this baby does the trick! It even has a whisk and chopper attachment, all in a nifty case. I am definitely grateful that I can put all the pieces away in one place, know where they are at all times, and not have to dig through my "baking drawer" to find something. I have made smoothies, purees, hollandaise and even mashed potatoes with it - the perfect kitchen tool!

Chocolate Avocado Bundt Cake
adapted from Joy the Baker
Click here for the printable recipe

Chocolate Avocado Bundt Cake Ingredients:
- 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 6 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup soft Avocado**
- 2 tablespoons White Vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Water
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Ganache or prepared Hot Fudge Sauce (optional)

Chocolate Avocado Bundt Cake Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare large bundt pan with baking spray.
2. Sift together Flour, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Baking Powder and Baking Soda into a medium bowl.
3. In a food processor or another medium bowl and using a KitchenAid Hand Blender with S-blade attachment, mix together the Vegetable Oil, Avocado, White Vinegar and Vanilla Extract.
4. Add in the Water and Sugar and blend together. Pour the entire wet mixture into the dry mix and whisk until combined and smooth. Stir in the Chocolate Chips with a spatula or spoon
5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the cake springs back and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto cake serving plate. This cake is very moist and will most likely stick to whatever surface you put it on and be hard to transfer once completely cool, so its serving plate is best.

**When picking out an avocado to use in this recipe, it needs to be very ripe. I used a Florida Avocado, because it was available to me. One trick to pick out a ripe Florida Avocado is to shake it. If you hear the seed, it is ripe.

Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!


BundtBakers

Don't forget to check out these other fabulous bundt cakes:
#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on the BundtBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

* I was given the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. I only work with companies I love. There are affiliate links in this post, which means that if you click on it and buy it, I will make a percentage from the sale.

21 comments:

  1. Love your choice of avocado, the cake looks delicious!

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  2. So glad to know how great the cake turned out with avocado. I've been wanting to bake one with it for a long time. And a Kitchen Aid Hand Blender is awesome. I use mine all the time.

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    1. Thanks Renee! Great meeting you (and dancing with you) this weekend. The cake turned out so great!

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  3. What a great idea! I've seen recipes for chocolate avocado pudding but never for cake. I've always been curious but after seeing this I think I might just have to try for myself.

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    1. Thanks - I was crossing my fingers hoping it would come out good and it was so delicious!

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  4. Terri, this bundt cake is perfection! I've always wanted to try a chocolate cake with avocado!! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Alice! I can't wait to play around with other flavors and avocado.

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  5. They texture of you cake looks perfect! I've used avocado in cupcakes before - it works very well.

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    1. I was hoping it turned out good and was definitely pleasantly surprised

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  6. Your cake is beautiful. It even looks moist in your pictures. I love avocado, and usually eat it in some form most days, but I have yet to try baking with it. You have convinced me, and I will be trying it soon. Beautiful cake!

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    1. Thank you so much! It makes the cake moist and you don't get the avocado flavor at all.

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  7. I needed an excuse to get my bundt cake pan out. I think I have one. This has to be THE moistest cake. It looks so rich and chocolatey, which is of course an important element of life. I pinned it.

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    1. Thanks Carol - this cake was to die for! Let me know when you bake it. You can also put different toppings or glazes on it as well, toasted coconut, nuts, really anything that is complementary to chocolate cake.

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  8. I have never cooked with avocado like this..it sounds like it'd be so smooth and delish!

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    1. Me neither! I was crossing my fingers hoping it came out good and so glad I chose this recipe. Delicious!!

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  9. I've made a cake with avocado before - so absolutely moist. Your cake looks delicious!

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  10. I was hoping that someone would take up the avocado challenge when I posted the stone fruit event, Terri. This cake is a triumph! Moist, chocolatey and delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. I was surprised when no one else had picked it yet. There were so many cherry cakes already I decided to be different and am so glad I went with this cake!

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  11. i've never used avocado in a chocolate cake before, definitely something i too need to try. thanks for posting the recipe!

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