Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake

Meghan Bassett | Cake 'n Knife

Dark chocolate avocado cake with a dark chocolate glaze. It’s an ooey-gooey cake that’ll make you swoon bite after bite. The decadent chocolate glaze on top will almost make you forget that the cake itself is healthy!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake Photo

The holidays are wrapping up and it’s almost time for those New Year’s resolutions that we always attempt to make and not break within the first two weeks. I get into pretty bad habits when it comes to overindulgence, so when it comes to the end of the holidays, I like to try to be a little bit healthier with my choices.

By healthier, I don’t mean only eating salads and cutting out all the sweets in my life. Instead, I mean cutting calories where I can, so that I can keep eating the deliciousness that I know and love.

That’s where I got the idea to make this dark chocolate avocado cake. I’ve made triple chocolate avocado cookies before, and those were SO bomb that I had to go for it in an even bigger way with the chocolate and avocado combination.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake Picture

I had to make a cake. A dense, rich, indulgent cake that is made with avocado to lighten up the calories but doesn’t do anything to change the amazingness that is chocolate cake.

Then I might have topped it with a dark chocolate glaze… Because dark chocolate is healthy still, right?

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake Image

If you really want to watch some calories, go ahead and skip the glaze. The cake still taste insanely good, you will just be able to shave off a few extra calories without the added indulgence of the glaze.

Pair a slice of this bad boy with a giant glass of milk and holy crap, you are in a whole other level of heaven.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake Pic

Happy eating, my chocoholic friends! 

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe

    10 Servings


For the Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 avocado, mashed smooth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
For the Dark Chocolate Glaze:
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, avocado, water, vanilla and mint extract. Whisk in granulated sugar until combined.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Stir in until combined and smooth.
  5. Pour batter into greased Bundt pan. Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until set in the center.
  6. Let cake cool for 15 minutes and turn out onto a cooling rack until completely cooled.
  7. In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate and butter together over low heat. Whisk in sugar.
  8. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until combined. Then stir in vanilla.
  9. Drizzle chocolate frosting over cake and allow to set for at least 20 minutes.
  10. Slice and serve!


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Meghan Bassett

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.