Eggless Avacado Cake and Healthy Indulgences !

Nothing can be more indulging than devouring decadently rich  chocolate cake !! Everyone deserves a good (maybe oversized ) portion of the above mentioned indulgence Feeling guilty  is almost expected afterwards but what  if we could do  away with it altogether? I mean what if we could eat the cake and show the guilt the exit door . Yes, it is possible..if you bake yourself an eggless butter-less decadent avacado chocolate cake. Avacado in a cake ,you say ? Where do you think the rich decadence  come from ? Addition of the avacado make the texture like carrot cake making it a prime candidate for being a healthy treat .
Healthy is what I had in mind while deciding on a cake recipe to bake on the occasion of my father-in-law's 85th birthday . This eggless butter-less fit the bill perfectly . It won many compliments and no one could believe that avacado was one of the ingredients !! Even hubby dearest who also happens to be my most fierce critic gave it a literal "Thumbs Up" !! You guys can imagine my delight !! This recipe is a keeper and for this reason alone I am updating it on the blog with an alacrity that I haven't displayed in recent months. 

The original inspiration comes from here but I was reluctant to make two 9 inch ones (two much of a good thing ?) so look the liberty of modifying the recipe ..essentially halving it . The results was scrumptious nevertheless . If you are in a mood for overindulgence, follow the original recipe otherwise this one should do the trick. Make sure the avacado is mashed smoothly , the flour is aerated properly and the oven temperature is just right . The sugar quantity can also be lowered to eliminate the guilt factor altogther so please decrease the quantity at your own discretion . 

Ingredients - 
1 1/2 all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
1/2 avacado , mashed to smooth paste
1 cup water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar

Method -
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C . Grease a cake pan and flour it with cocoa powder.
Take a  bowl and whisk the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder , baking powder , baking soda and salt.
In another bowl , whisk the wet ingredients -oil, mashed avacado , water , vinegar and vanilla.
Once properly mixed , add the sugar .
Now, add the this mixture to the flour mixture and mix well .
Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
Take out of the oven , let cool for 10 minutes and then cut into desired shape.
Enjoy with a beverage of your choice.


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