Add extra fiber, healthy fats and decadence to your chocolate cake with everyone’s favorite creamy, dreamy fruit: Avocado! Enjoy a slice of classic chocolate cake with a healthy twist in this wholesome Avocado Chocolate Cake recipe. Make every day a celebration with a chocolaty treat that’s perfect for your Easter dessert table or spring dinner party!
A Healthier Avocado Chocolate Cake Recipe
Chocolate and avocado may seem like an unlikely pairing. However, the two are actually a match made in heaven! The rich flavor of chocolate pairs extremely well with the mild taste of avocado. Both offer a decadent and creamy texture, creating desserts that are both nutritious and delicious.
Don’t believe us? We’ve got two other recipes that feature this dynamic duo! In the mood for a no-bake dessert that’s simple and easy to make? Our Chocolate Orange Avocado Pudding recipe is under 100 calories per serving and fits the bill. Craving candy without the guilt? Our Skinny Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites recipe tastes like minty cheesecake covered it delicious chocolate.
This Avocado Chocolate Cake features avocados in both the cake batter and the frosting. The recipe also make some other healthy swaps, such as whole wheat pastry flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk and Truvia sweeteners. The cake has two layers with a chocolaty frosting in between and on top.
This cake recipe makes 12 servings. Without any candy or sprinkles, each serving contains 209 calories. On the Nutrisystem program? You can log it in your NuMi journal as half of a SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and two Extras.
Pro Tip: Make the cake a seasonal sweet treat by topping it with some themed candy or sprinkles! For example, you could garnish it with some candy Easter eggs if you’re serving this dessert on that specific holiday. Just be sure to keep track of this addition in your NuMi app journal. Candy or sprinkles count towards your daily Extras if you choose to add them. Stick to a 10- to 35-calorie serving and add another Extra to this recipe’s total.
If you want to skip the candy, there are some other Extras that you could also place atop this beautiful chocolate cake. Unsweetened coconut flakes or low-fat whipped cream would also be tasty! And if you want to add another PowerFuel, top your slice with two tablespoons of chopped peanuts or a drizzle of warm nut butter.
More Healthy Chocolate Desserts
Yes, you CAN eat chocolate and lose weight! Enjoy these other Nutrisystem-approved chocolate recipes:
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- 3-Ingredient Chocolate Coffee Mousse >
- Chocolate Protein Cake Pops >
- 4-Ingredient Chocolate Raspberry Cups >
- Chocolate Peanut Butter French Toast >
- Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Pie >
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Calories per Serving: 209
On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 avocado, mashed well
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¾ cup Truvia® Cane Sugar Blend
- 2 avocados
- 1 cup Truvia Sweet Complete® Confectioners Sweetener
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2-4 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8- or 9-inch cake pans.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the avocado, eggs, vinegar, vanilla and milk.
- Whisk the sugar into the wet mixture.
- Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the greased cake pans. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let the cakes cool for 15 minutes on a cooling rack. Remove the cakes from the pans and let them cool completely on the cooling rack.
- For the frosting, blend the avocado in a food processor. Add the powder sugar and cocoa powder. Process until creamy. Add milk as needed to thin out the mixture.
- Frost the top of one cake, then place the other cake layer on top. Frost the top and decorate with seasonal candy or sprinkles if desired.