Avocado Chocolate Frosting
Previously, when posting about my Chocolate Zucchini Bread, I had mentioned that it was a great pairing with my Avocado Chocolate Frosting. Recently, a friend made a request to have a cake made for her with Avocado Chocolate Frosting. She really loved my muffins with it and asked me to try my frosting with a cake. When I made the cake for her, I added my Avocado Chocolate Frosting and topped it with candied hemp seeds, roasted cocoa nibs and chocolate pieces.
Fair Warning: This is a very rich chocolate cake and chocolate frosting - yummy! On a plus side, I made sure to make the cake and frosting not too sweet buy only using a semi-sweet chocolate. I am suggesting that you give it a try for yourself and sweeten up the cake and frosting to your liking. Secret tip: If I like the frosting to be rather sweet, I add a few dates and blend them in the food processor. This will give it a natural sweetness as well as keeping the frosting smooth in texture.
Additionally, in my recipe, I added oil as an optional ingredient because I like my frosting to be a bit stiff. This has an added benefit of using it to do more decorative things on my cake. It is also possible to add the oil if you feel that your frosting is not smooth enough. Furthermore, adding oil can aid in the process of avocados and cocoa powder combining. If you do choose to use oil, choose a neutral flavored oil such as olive oil, as it will not affect the flavor of the frosting. However, if you are fine with the normal consistency of the frosting, feel free to simply skip the oil.
Chocolate Avocado Frosting
Yields: 1 Cup
Avocadoes 2, ripe
Cocoa powder 1/2 cup
Maple syrup or your choice of sweetener 1/3 -1/2 cup
Vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon
Sea salt 1/8 teaspoon
Oil (optional) 2 Tablespoons
Place the avocado meat and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor. Combine the ingredients until smooth. Add oil if your processor needs more help combining the ingredients. Best if used immediately, but can be refrigerated for a few days. Look and texture will change over time. Enjoy!