I’m not entirely sure how I came across it, but at some point recently, I came across this recipe for avocado chocolate cake with avocado icing. Yes, avocado. It intruiged me and I decided I really had to try it. I don’t even like avocados! Because of my inability to bake cakes, I decided to try a cupcake version – and that had the added bonus that the extra would be easily freezable as I didn’t think there was much of a chance of getting many people to eat them… (I wouldn’t blame them, if they’d tried anything I’d baked before).
They turned out pretty nice! Andy wasn’t a huge fan of the icing and, although I liked it, I probably wouldn’t make it often – oddly it tasted like kiwi! The cakes tasted pretty like normal chocolate cake – maybe a little less stodgy and with, perhaps, some of the health benefits of avocados (though I’m not sure how much of that survives cooking). Another cool side thing about using avocados is avocado seeds – one of which is now growing on the windowsill in a glass of water :)
I think I’m starting to get the hang of this ‘baking’ thing.