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Avocado Chocolate Cake

This avocado chocolate cake doesn’t have any eggs or butter and is easy to make. It’s a great option if you want a chocolate cake but can’t have eggs or dairy.

photo of an avocado chocolate cake

Yes, this is a cake made with avocado. Not only is it made with avocado, but it is made without butter or eggs. I’ve been seeing a lot of creative avocado recipes lately so I was curious to try it.

photo of a slice of avocado chocolate cake

I saw a recipe for avocado chocolate cake about a year ago and of course, I was intrigued.  For whatever reason, I never got around to testing it out until now.

close-up photo of an avocado chocolate cake

I found the recipe on Joy the Baker.  She created a layer cake with avocado buttercream. While I love the green color of avocado buttercream, I decided to make this cake a bundt cake.


  • Flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Mashed avocado
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Vanilla extract

photo of an avocado sliced in half

How to Make It

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar, avocado, water, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes at 350°F.

close up photo of the cake

I used the Nordic Ware Platinum Original Bundt Pan*. I have so many Nordic Ware bundts and in so many different unique shapes that this classic bundt pan doesn’t get used very much. For a minute there, I almost lost my resolve and was very close to putting the cake in my heart-shaped pan. But in the end, I decided on this pan.

One of the reasons I wanted to use this pan is that I had this decoration idea in my mind with the chocolate ganache and the Valrhona crunchy pearls.

close-up pohoto of a slice of cake on a plate

This is my first time decorating a full-sized bundt cake with something other than powdered sugar. I think it went okay. There were some little hiccups (uneven drips of chocolate), but overall I was happy with my first attempt. I’ll have to do some more research before trying again.

I really was trying to make this cake look very chocolatey-decadent because I was afraid no one would eat it. I knew that my family would balk at the idea of a vegan chocolate cake. So I tried to trick them by making the cake look irresistible. Heehee.

Cake Flavor and Texture

So, if you’ve never tried this recipe, you’re probably wondering how it tastes. It was interesting for me. It was tasty, though a little bit “chewy” for a cake.

Yes, I could tell that this was a cake without eggs or butter. But it still tasted good. It wouldn’t satisfy my cravings for a deep, rich chocolate cake. Instead, this cake reminded me more of a quick bread, like a chocolate zucchini bread/cake.

If you are looking for a good vegetarian cake recipe, this is a good one to try.

photo of one slice of cake on a plate

More Avocado Recipes

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Avocado Chocolate Cake

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This cake doesn’t have any eggs or butter and, instead, has avocado that adds moisture and fat to the cake.
5 from 3 votes



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup ripe avocado mashed (About one avocado. I put mine in a food processor to ensure there weren't any lumps)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Use Pam Spray with flour and spray an 8-10 cup bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients except the sugar. Whisk together all the wet ingredients together in a separate large bowl. Mix the sugar into the wet mixture.
  • Add dry ingredients into the wet bowl and mix with a whisk until batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into a greased cake pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • To make the chocolate ganache frosting, combine chopped chocolate and heavy cream in a glass bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. If it isn't hot enough to melt the chocolate, microwave for about 10-15 more seconds.
  • Let chocolate ganache cool for a few minutes. Then put into piping bag and pipe chocolate ganache along the lines of the bundt cake. I then added some Valrhona pearls.


Recipe found on Joy the Baker, who got it from Think Write Eat.


Serving: 0.1of recipe, Calories: 435kcal, Carbohydrates: 75g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 377mg, Potassium: 324mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 42g, NET CARBS: 72g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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24 comments on “Avocado Chocolate Cake”

  1. This is a fabulous recipe (I didn’t make the icing but rather my own vegan version). We ate it over two weeks and it was just as good today as it was two weeks ago! Thank you for posting 🙂

  2. Hello! I have an avocado tree in my house, so we get a LOT of avocados every. Single. Day. I didn’t know how to use them, but this is an amazing ideia! And I have to make a dessert for a family lunch tomorrow, I think this cake would be great! And I was wondering… How many servings do this recipe make?

  3. Fabulous recipe! No eggs and almost fat free and it is one of the most moist and delicious chocolate cakes I’ve ever had!

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  5. Just made this recipe as cupcakes – so so so delicious!!

    Using them for a baby’s first birthday party, he’s allergic to eggs, dairy and soya so this is the first cake he’s ever tasted and he loved being able to lick the spoon like his big sister does when we bake ordinary egg cakes!

  6. I made your recipe as cupcakes and filled them with fresh mango! Just posted it on my site! Thank you!

  7. I’m intrigued by the comments, flour is NOT an animal product, how is it NOT vegan?
    thanks for the recipe, i’m pinning it 🙂

  8. Whether white flour is vegan or not really depends on where you live and what you buy. In the uk Dove flour is definately vegan.

  9. Technically this recipe isn’t vegan because of the use of flour.

  10. it’s also something ive been meaning to try as well 🙂 def a healthier alternative for the health conscious people! your deco makes it looks absolutely divine! i also want to try using avocado frosting on top of cupcakes…should be yummy too!

    • The avocado frosting looks really good and pretty. From the recipes I’ve seen, it isn’t very sturdy though, so you can’t pipe it. You would just sort of have to slather it on.

  11. I have to ask, what widget are you using to insert your recipes in those little printable card thingies? That’s neat! And are you using a widget to create your index?

    • The plugin is called “easy recipes” I just found it and I love that it automatically generates a printable version! Before I was creating my own and then I got lazy and stopped. The only thing is I haven’t figured out how to add images if I do step by steps to the recipe index. I don’t think it allows it and it screws up the display, but other than that it’s pretty cool.

  12. Very amusing about decorating your cake to get the family to eat it! It almost seems like a crime to use that gorgeous avocado in a cake.

    • I know what you mean! I love avocados. I kept eating some of it. And it was so sad to see it turn all brown.

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