Chia Recipe - Chocolate Chia Cake with Avocado Frosting

August 17 2012

 

We love when chefs and home cooks alike, use our products to come up with unique and delicious recipes. Todays recipe was created by Lori Molski, author of the blog PureFreshDaily. Lori has worked in the professional culinary world for 15 years and is a seasoned private natural foods chef and recipe developer in Los Angeles, CA. We asked her to come up with an amazing chia recipe, and boy did she make something fantastic! Thanks again, Lori!

Chia Recipe - Chocolate Chia Cake with Avocado Frosting (Gluten-free, Dairy-free) 

By PureFreshDaily

Chia Recipe - chocolate cake with avocado frosting

When I first saw a recipe for Fudgy Avocado Brownies from ‘How Sweet It Is’, I knew I HAD TO have the experience of such a flavor combo, but in a gluten free version. The Chia seeds from Chosen Foods, worked as part of the perfect binder (gluten free baked goods always need a binder) once ground down.

You might think it an odd flavor combo, but once you take your first bite, you realize this is a new found comfort food. The result of this cake is beautiful. It’s a soft, moist, pudding-like, almost cheese cake quality that has a deep rich, intense flavor! It is a nutrient loaded dessert, and a somewhat special kind of cake. I believe chocolate, avocado and chia recipes are a new culinary trend that will, very soon, make it’s mark on the world.  ~ Lori

 

Chocolate Chia Cake with Avocado Frosting Recipe by PureFreshDaily
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Pure Fresh Daily
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 25 mins
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons AztecChia chia seeds, ground (use high speed blender or mini coffee grinder)
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • ¾ cup cane sugar or natural sugar alternative
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • 1 whole avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • ¼ cup AvoMega avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free vanilla extract
  • ---------------FROSTING INGREDIENTS-------------------------
  • 2 fresh avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons AvoMega avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar or natural sugar alternative
  • juice from 1 small lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake pan by lining bottom with parchment paper and lightly oiling sides with avocado oil.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another large clean bowl, Beat eggs with an electric hand mixer. Add remaining wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir to thoroughly combine ingredients. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Allow cake to cool. Remove cake from pan and set on rack. Make sure cake is completely cooled down before frosting.
  5. Prepare frosting right before serving cake. Add banana, yogurt, avocado oil, and sugar to a high speed blender. Blend until whipped and creamy. Frost and serve immediately. Cake will hold until next day, however the banana and avocado may turn a little darker in color.