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Gaming night- vegan choc avo & carrot cake with choc avo icing (and there was real food too)

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So today the man thing, sister-in-law & I played some solid games of Settlers of Catan. In prep I made a divine chocolate avo & carrot cake for the occasion  with enough to send with her to my other set of parents.

Man.

So good. Adapted, naturally and therefore, from Chocolate Covered Katie’s Healthy Chocolate Cake. I did, however, sub the oil for half an avo, used carob powder (same diff!), used nutty wheat high-bran flour instead of normal wholewheat, 1 TBSP baking powder for b.soda (didn’t have! 😦 )… and ja. Oh! Also, one carrot, grated, for style. For the icing I used half of Not Quite Nigella’s avo icing recipe which I then mod’d by adding a TBSP of carob powder, two TBSPs peanut butter…aanndd my gosh, so much icing! So sweet! Glargh! Still, an evening in the fridge settled everything quite nicely.

Also, I got the man thing to eat avo, KNOWINGLY! Again, one of those things he swears up and down he will never eat, and muahaha! It’s like training a rather prissy horse, but by the end of our years I’m determined to have expanded his palette substantially. I suppose the trick is to smother everything in carob powder. Chocolate makes all things better. His first comment post-slice was “I don’t taste avo,” which is mist on water in terms of constructive criticism, but I’ll take what I can get.

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This was my attempt at icing using my brand spanking new piping set. Needless to say, epic fail on the classy front, but I still managed to get a semblance of pattern on the whole, so 3/10 for effort?

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So, there you have it! My MIL even just send me a thanks-for-the-cake message with actual exclamation marks in it, which for her is wild, wild praise indeed!

Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

2 thoughts on “Gaming night- vegan choc avo & carrot cake with choc avo icing (and there was real food too)

  1. Glee! Thanks 😀 It really was a treat to eat up the day after, when, as with all things, it tasted better for having had time to cool itself down in the fridge. nom!

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  2. I vote 6/10 because it looks like ooey gooey chocolatey goodness! Perhaps it was a little too soft for piping? Looks delish regardless 🙂
    p.s. Replied about the Turkish delight on my blog

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