Vegan Dark Chocolate
-Avocado-Beet Cake

This incredibly moist cake is made from two secret healthy ingredients: avocados and beets. Avocados are rich in healthy fats and fiber; beets are a good source of potassium and add natural sweetness.
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Vegan Dark-Chocolate
 Avocado Beet Cake

This incredibly moist cake is made from two secret healthy ingredients: avocados and beets. Avocados are rich in healthy fats and fiber; beets are a good source of potassium and add natural sweetness.

Ingredients

  • Coconut or vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour (e.g., Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dark Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 fully ripe avocado, finely mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely grated beets (loosely packed)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Preparation

Heat oven to 350°. Cut a round parchment-paper base for the bottom of your 8-inch cake pan. Grease pan with spray; add parchment round to the base.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, almond meal, and baking powder.

In a second bowl, whisk together avocado, coconut sugar, and beets. Slowly whisk in coconut oil and vanilla extract. Add 1 cup water, and whisk to combine well.

Incorporate the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until combined.
In a third bowl, combine baking soda and apple-cider vinegar until mixture fizzes. Fold into cake batter.

Using a rubber spatula, spread cake batter evenly into pan. Bake on the center rack until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 22–24 minutes. Once cooled, use a mesh sifter to dust the cake top with powdered sugar.

See alsoVegan Carrot Cake

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 291
  • Fat Content: 14 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 8 g