Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chocolate-Avocado Cake

Source: Vegetarian Times 
Makes 12 cupcakes or one sheet cake

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
1 avocado
1 cup pure maple syrup
¾ cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla

3.5 oz silken tofu
3 TB pure maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
4 oz chocolate chips, melted

1. Make frosting: Blend tofu, syrup, vanilla, & salt in food processor; add chocolate to tofu mixture & blend well. Transfer to lidded container & refrigerate for 2 hours.
2. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, & salt. Puree avocado in food processor until smooth; add 1 cup syrup, milk, oil, & 2 tsp vanilla; blend until creamy. Whisk avocado mixture into flour mixture.
3. For cupcakes: spoon batter into greased muffin tin. Bake 25 minutes or until cooked in middle. Cool & frost.
4. For sheet cake: spoons batter into 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake 30 minutes or until cooked in middle. Cool & frost.

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