Chocolate Avocado Cake

I just wrote this to my daughter.    

“A woman came in to the cafe where I was sitting today, followed by her boyfriend who smacked her hard across the head with a straight arm as she reeled bodily! I cuddled her and he came back in and ooooh, you should have heard my rapid-fire Spanish, probably not correct but in higher and higher tones. He looked scared of me as the restaurant people gathered and I kept repeating, ‘You NEVER hit a woman, ever!’ until the woman started saying it to him too. And they were gonna call the police for us. Don’t know if the woman let them.By that time the men in front of the cafe and especially one of the waiters was carrying him bodily out. Yay!

She was about late 20s, I guess. And of course i was acting on the part of all the women of the world. No staff or customers were there at that particular moment. No one saw it but me. Ooooh,I was shaking I was so mad. The people were surprised at my wrath, especially being that they hadn’t seen the brutal hit. But everyone was compassionate with her. Whew. What if I wasn’t there at that moment? The act would have been unseen. She said it was the third time and was crying so hard. All in Spanish, from Peru, a traveler. I told her never to go back to him, and he came back in and said he was taking all his stuff out of the house, as the men escorted him out once again. And she said he couldn’t go alone because she couldn’t trust him and all that. Anyway, whew. I haven’t heard myself so angry in so long. “

Just thought I’d share it with you. So dramatic, so fast happening in time, then all that’s left is the shaking self.

dsc_6828Recipe of the Day – Chocolate Avocado Cake

•An avocado contains more potassium than a banana. Avocados have 14% and a banana contains 10%!

Ingredients:

CAKE
3 c. gluten-free flours (1 cup of haba, coconut flour and rice flour)
5 T.  cacao powder
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. olive oil
1 ripe avocado, mashed until smooth
2 c. mint tea or water
2 T.  apple cider vinegar
2 pinches vanilla powder or 2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. coconut sugar

FROSTING
2 ripe avocados, mashed until smooth
1 c. coconut sugar
5 T. cacao powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit or 177 Celsius.
  2. Grease and flour two 9” round cake pans. In a large bowl, whisk first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk olive oil and next four ingredients. Once combined, add sugar.
  3. Pour wet avocado mixture into flour mixture and mix well until smooth.
  4. Divide batter evenly between cake pans.
  5. Bake cake in two 9” round cake pans, checking for done-ness after 30 minutes with a knife or toothpick.
  6. To frost, allow cakes to cool in pans for at least ten minutes (better to let it cool completely), then turn out after 15 minutes to cool completely.
  7. Add a layer of frosting on first cake layer, then top with second cake layer. Add remaining frosting to the top of cake.

Word of the Day – aguacate – avocado

Tip of the Day – This is so worth making, to keep you off the bad stuff. My friends are saying they did it with coconut oil! I recommend not telling people avocado is in it, until after they remark how amazing it is!

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