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Keto Avocado Chocolate Cake

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This Keto Avocado Chocolate Cake is the easiest fudgy avocado chocolate cake!

Plus, this almond meal chocolate cake is also sugar-free, keto, gluten-free, and paleo!

Keto Avocado Chocolate Cake slice in front of a sliced avocado.

What’s An Avocado Chocolate Cake?

Chocolate and avocado are one of the best flavor combinations and Avocado Chocolate Cakes are a way to have both flavors marry in a spongy, fudgy cake.

It’s a rich chocolate cake that is perfectly balanced between a classic chocolate cake and a brownie.

I’ve recently shared my chocolate avocado brownies and since then, I have been inundated with requests for an avocado chocolate cake recipe.

So, here you are, an easy fudgy chocolate cake made with no butter, only creamy ripe avocado and cream!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This is a delicious cake that is also:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Paleo
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto-Friendly

How To Make An Avocado Chocolate Cake

This chocolate avocado cake is probably the easiest chocolate cake ever! Indeed all you need are less than 10 simple ingredients and a blender.

Ingredients

  • Almond meal or almond flour both work well. Read more on how to choose the best keto flour.
  • Eggs – don’t substitute for flax egg. It wouldn’t work as well! Eggs are very keto-friendly, learn why!
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sugar-free crystal sweetener – I use a Monk Fruit and Erythritol sweetener blend. Check out my best keto-friendly sweeteners.
  • Baking soda – it gives a little rise to the cake.
  • Avocado – make sure you use ripe avocado and if unsure of your avocado size, check the amount of flesh in your avocado. One avocado makes about 1/2 cup of avocado puree.
  • Yogurt – you can use any yogurt, including dairy-free yogurt, all work. Learn why yogurt is keto-friendly.
  • Salt – don’t skip this. It adds a delicious balance to the frosting.
  • Vanilla – because there’s no cake without a touch of vanilla.

It’s a two-step easy chocolate cake recipe.

All you have to do is blend the wet ingredients into a blender or food processor to ensure there are no lumps of avocado in your cake.

Then, combine the dry and wet ingredients to form a thick chocolate cake batter.

Step-by-step instructions on how to make Keto Avocado Chocolate Cake

Making The Chocolate Avocado Frosting

The frosting is optional, but I highly recommend it!

It tastes like a chocolate mousse, and it’s the most decadent addition to this simple chocolate avocado cake.

Otherwise, you could also simply drizzle melted sugar-free chocolate on top. But the extra chocolate topping on this chocolate avocado cake is a must!

You can also make a layered birthday cake with this recipe. I would recommend doubling up the recipe and baking the recipe in 2 different round cake pans.

Then use the chocolate avocado frosting to stick the 2 cake layers together.

Step-by-step instructions to making the frosting for the Keto Avocado Chocolate Cake

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Avocado Chocolate Cake Taste?

Again, avocado doesn’t add flavor to baking. So, this avocado chocolate cake doesn’t taste like avocado at all!
Plus, it only makes use of one ripe avocado in the cake batter. It means that the amount of avocado is very low and it will add just the right texture without any aftertaste.
It should be noted that you can use up to two avocados in baking. However, more avocado adds an intense fudgy texture closer to brownies.
That’s why this avocado chocolate cake uses a combo of avocado and yogurt.
In fact, this combo creates the best low-carb chocolate birthday cake. A delicious chocolate flavor, moist, airy, and slightly fudgy with NO avocado flavor at all!

Why Baking With Avocado?

There are three main reasons to add avocados to your baked goods.
Texture. This is the primary purpose of adding avocado to this chocolate avocado cake. Believe me. It creates the fudgiest texture! Avocado is also a great addition to keto ice cream or keto puddings.
Health. Avocado is one of the healthiest keto vegetables. Avocado brings many health benefits. Among many of them, we should note that avocado has a high amount of healthy fats called omega-3 fatty acids. These are the best fats to lower blood pressure and protect your heart against failure.
Fat macro. On a low-carb diet, you should feed your body with fat first. Adding avocado to your baked goods is the healthiest way to reach your fat macro daily.

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Chocolate Avocado Cake

Keto Chocolate Avocado Cake

4.1gNet Carbs
This Avocado Chocolate Cake is a healthy, fudgy, keto, and gluten-free cake. 100% Sugar-free, low-carb, and paleo.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
cool down 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield: 12 slices
Serving Size: 1 slice
4.92 from 692 votes

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1 Avocado about 1/2 cup avocado puree
  • ½ cup Full-fat Yogurt or coconut yogurt for a dairy-free option
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or milk of your choice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Avocado Frosting

  • ½ Avocado about 1/4 cup avocado puree
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Cream or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil melted
  • teaspoon Salt
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8-inch round cake pan with coconut oil (or any oil of your choice), set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the cake dry ingredients: almond meal, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar-free crystal sweetener, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a blender or food processor, add all the wet ingredients: avocado, yogurt, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Process/blend until a smooth batter forms with no more lumps of avocado – it shouldn't take more than 45 seconds on high speed.
  • Pour the liquid onto the dry ingredients and combine with a spatula until it forms a consistent chocolate cake batter.
  • Transfer the cake batter into the prepared round cake pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. I recommend checking the cooking every 5 minutes after 25 minutes of cooking time to make sure your cake comes out perfectly.
  • Cool down on a wire rack for about an hour before spreading the chocolate avocado frosting on top.

Chocolate Avocado Frosting

  • In a blender or food processor, add all the frosting ingredients: avocado, coconut cream, sugar-free crystal sweetener, unsweetened cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, and salt.
  • Blend/process until it forms a chocolate frosting with no more lumps of avocado. You may have to stop your blender every 20 seconds, scrape down the bowl with a spatula and repeat until your thick shiny chocolate frosting forms with no lumps.
  • Spread the chocolate frosting on top of your chocolate avocado cake. 
  • You can freeze the whole cake for 10 minutes to set the frosting better and get a really fudgy cake texture or simply serve immediately.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in a cake box. The cake gets super fudgy in the fridge, it is delicious!

Notes

Sugar-free crystal sweetener: you can use Monk fruit sweetener, Swerve, or erythritol.
Paleo NON-sugar-free option: use coconut sugar.
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Serving Size: 1 slice
Yield: 12 slices
Serving: 1sliceCalories: 203.6kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 9.3g (3%)Fiber: 5.2g (22%)Net Carbs: 4.1gProtein: 6.7g (13%)Fat: 17.9g (28%)Saturated Fat: 4.6g (29%)Cholesterol: 32mg (11%)Sodium: 147.7mg (6%)Potassium: 215.1mg (6%)Sugar: 1.5g (2%)Vitamin A: 123.1IU (2%)Vitamin C: 2.5mg (3%)Calcium: 78.5mg (8%)Iron: 1.6mg (9%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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    121 Thoughts On Keto Avocado Chocolate Cake
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  1. Is the amount of sugar the same for all 3 types you list; still 1/2 cup? Since monk fruit is so much sweeter it seems like a ½ cup would be a ton.

    • You are confused between liquid monk fruit and crystal monk fruit. Liquid monk fruit is like pure stevia, 100 times sweeter than any sweetener. However, crystal monk fruit is always made of a combo of monk fruit and erythritol to be used as a 1:1 substitute to sugar in recipe. I am using Lakanto. If you want to use erythritol bland like swerve that will be same amount too or pure xylitol, same ratio too. Enjoy. XOXO Carine.

  2. 4 stars
    made the cake, its very good. however i had a terrible time getting the avacado blended in the blender. . wondering if i could use unsweetened applesauce instead and what the measurement would be.

    • It simply because your avocado wasn’t soft/ripe enough. You must use avocado that are soft as butter or obviously it gets hard to blend. Apple sauce will add sugar to the cake nd it won’t be sugar free anymore but should work. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

      • I have avocado and use them all the time to make brownies but want to try your cookies, possibly the cake. I saw a comment regarding applesauce…unsweetened applesauce. Doesn’t that count as no sugar?
        my other question is I am gf df sf (sugar free) I freeze everything I make because I am person. Am I able to freeze the cookies and the pieces of cake?
        Thank you
        Becky

        • No applesauce is high in sugar, even if there’s no added sugar in the one you buy, it’s apple so fructose and not keto friendly. Some of my readers are not on a keto diet so they swap eggs for applesauce. You can freeze any cakes, cookie recipes from my blog. Freeze in an airtight container and thaw the day before at room temp. Enjoy!

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for the prompt reply.I made cake today,I use a chayote instead of an avocado, and the taste was fudgy, not dry. I’m so satisfied and enjoyed right now:)

    • No problem, any questions just ask! I love to help you in the kitchen. I am so glad in come out great and tasty. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine.

  4. Hi Carine, wondering the frosting part. May I use cream cheese or whipping cream to replace the coconut cream? I want to make this chocolate brownie cake tomorrow. Thank you in advance.

    • Definitely ! Cream cheese in the frosting will be even tastier, thick and creamy. Enjoy and let me know how it goes. XOXO Carine.

  5. 5 stars
    This cake is very yummy! Im not on any diet or anything like that, I was captivated by the picture and decided to make it! Super easy to make. I didnt have any of the special sugar in the recipe so I just used maple syrup and a little brown sugar. My family was a bit skeptical but once they tried it they couldnt believe the ingredients haha they loved it too! I’d definitely make this again 🙂

    • I am so glad you adventure to try this avocado cake recipe ! It is great to hear that everyone loves it. Thanks again for trying my recipes. I can’t wait to read your next comment, XOXO Carine.

  6. This looks amazing and I can’t wait to make it.
    Would it be ok to make without the frosting and freeze for a couple of weeks? Then thaw and top with frosting? Or would the avocado go bad?

    • I am sure it will be perfect! The avocado in the cake will be cooked so it will freeze very well like regular chocolate cake. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  7. Do you mind being more specific in the recipe with regards to yogurt? The video says unsweet, but you say fairy free coconut, or other flavor. I’m just confused with what yogurt flavor sweetener level to buy.

    • You can of course use any kind of unsweetened yogurt in this recipe, depending on your diet. If you eat dairy, then unsweetened Greek yogurt is fine. I like to use dairy free unsweetened coconut yogurt, don’t be confused this is not a flavored yogurt. Coconut yogurt is made of coconut cream and probiotic, no sugar, no lactose so it is the best to have a natural sugar free yogurt (no lactose either, as lactose is a natural sugar that you will find in Greek Yogurt for example). When cooked in a cake, it does not add coconut flavor either. Hope this makes more sense 🙂 Enjoy the lovely cake, XOXO Carine.

        • No problem, I love to help ! I hope you enjoy this recipe, don’t forget to report back here or on my instagram sharing a pic of your creation, I love to see what you make. XOXO Carine

  8. 5 stars
    Hi. Wanted to make this recipe today but I wanted to know if I could substitute 2 avacados in place of the yogurt?
    Thanks in advance. Can’t wait to try this. It looks amazing

      • No I did not but I believe it should work 🙂 It will be more like a brownie texture, fudgy and less cake-like but still delicious ! Let me know if you try. XOXO Carine.

  9. 5 stars
    This was great! I made the cake just as stated and it was so tasty and rich without feeling too heavy. Instead of the frosting I used whipped cream and raspberries which was also delicious (I’m a chocolate and raspberry lover).
    Thank you for the recipe!

    • My pleasure I am so so happy that you enjoy this chocolate cake. I love your toppings idea, chocolate and raspberries are made to be together! Enjoy the low carb baking recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Not really as the recipe calls for few eggs, it won’t hold very well together with an egg replacement. I hope you find egg free recipe you like on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • I am pretty sure it will work very well. It will be higher in carbs but very healthy as well. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    Thank you so, so much for this wonderful recipe! It has literally been a life saver. After giving up all refined sugar and dairy, I’ve been miserable without my chocolate. I used this recipe and used manuka honey for the sweetener, 100% dark chocolate for the cocoa, and a bit more avocado and coconut cream in the batter instead of yogurt. The end result was delicious!! I’ve been savoring a few pieces with my green tea daily, and I’m so happy now that I have chocolate back in my life! And I’m a terrible cook, but this was super easy to make!!

    • Can you please give me the measurements that you used in your variation? I am trying to make this for my Mom however; some ingredients in the original recipe she is allergic to. Your variation would be perfect for her. Thank you!

    • I am so happy to read your comment today! Thanks for sharing your recipe adaptation. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, there is plenty of sugar free chocolate recipe on my blog to fix your cravings. Enjoy them. XOXO Carine.

  11. Hello and congratulations on your lovely blog.

    I was wondering if I can replace the crystal sweetener with any liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup.

    • You probably can but the texture will vary slightly as it is will add more liquid to the batter. For an healthy crystal sweetener you can use coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar like demerara sugar or rapadura sugar. Enjoy the recipe on te blog and thanks for giving them a go! XOXO Carine.

    • Yes sure! Freeze as you will freeze a regular chocolate cake. Enjoy the recipes on the blog and thanks for giving them a go! XOXO Carine.

    • You probably can but it will change the texture of the cake as you use only a small amount of stevia to reach the similar sweetness and stevia does not add bulk into low carb baking. Enjoy the recipe and thanks for trying some recipes from my blog. XOXO Carine.

  12. 5 stars
    I was so excited to find this recipe after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes right before my birthday. I made this cake with dark cocoa powder, and it tasted amazing- the avocados make it super moist! We also tried it with a little cinnamon sprinkled over the top and that was amazing as well- gives it kind of a mexican chocolate vibe. Great recipe, Carine! Thank you!

    • Thank you for this lovely comment ! I have got plenty of low carb diabetes friendly recipes on my blog. Enjoy them and take care of you. XOXO Carine.

  13. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d
    certainly donate to this outstanding blog!

    I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to new updates and will share this blog
    wiith my Facebook group. Talk soon!

    • There is no money to donate to appreciate my free recipe 🙂 I am happy to share those recipes by passion, freely. You can also subscribe to the newsletter, you will receive an email each time a new recipe is posted. Enjoy the blog and thanks for the lovely comment. XOXO Carine.

  14. 5 stars
    Hi carine,
    Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe.I made this cake yesterday using 1/4 cup of leatherwood honey instead of sugar free crystal sweetner and replaced cocoa powder with raw cacao powder and it came out beautiful and my family loved it.There was no hint of avocado in the cake as you promised. Finally, am happy that I found a healthy and tasty chocolate cake recipe that works.

    • Hello! I am so happy to read your comment this morning. I love baking with avocado and do my best to create recipe that are tasty and hide the taste of avocado. I am happy to know the recipe works well with liquid sweetener too! Thanks so much for this beautiful comment. Have a nice time on the blog trying out my healthy treats. XOXO Carine.

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