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Keto Avocado Chocolate Cake

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By Carine Claudepierre - - 101 Comments

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!

Chocolate Avocado Cake

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 healthy and 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
Chocolate Avocado Cake

Why Baking With Avocado?

Of course, you are wondering why you should bake with avocado, right? So let me tell you the 3 main reasons to add avocados to your baked goods.

1- Texture. Obviously, this is the main 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.

2- 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 fat to lower blood pressure and protect your heart against failure.

3- 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.

Chocolate Avocado Cake

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.


  • 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.

Chocolate Avocado Cake

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!

Chocolate Avocado 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.

Chocolate Avocado Cake

I hope you enjoyed this new chocolate avocado creation. Any questions, drop a comment below. I love to help!

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 mins
Cook: 35 mins
cool down 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 45 mins
Yield: 12 slices
Serving Size: 1 slice


Net Carbs 4.1g
Fat 17.9g
Protein 6.7g
Calories 203.6kcal
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Wet ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Frosting

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  • 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!
Sugar-free crystal sweetener: you can use Monk fruit sweetener (here) or Swerve (here) or erythritol (here).
Paleo NON-sugar-free option: use coconut sugar (here)
This chocolate avocado cake serves 12 slices. Nutrition panel is for one slice using full-fat Greek Yogurt and Sugar-free Monk fruit sweetener.
Net carbs: 4 g per slice
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Chocolate Avocado Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 203.6 Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.9g28%
Saturated Fat 4.6g29%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 147.7mg6%
Potassium 215.1mg6%
Carbohydrates 9.3g3%
Fiber 5.2g22%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 6.7g13%
Net Carbs 4.1g
Vitamin A 123.1IU2%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 78.5mg8%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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    • 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.

  5. 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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