Decadent avocado-chocolate cake

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
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Ingredients

Cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Semisweet chocolate

3 oz, chopped

White all-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup(s)

Sugar

¾ cup(s)

Baking powder

1 tsp

Baking soda

¾ tsp

Table salt

tsp

Plain lowfat yogurt

1 cup(s)

California (Hass) avocado

½ item(s), ripe, peeled, pitted, and chopped

Egg(s)

1 large

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Confectioners' sugar

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of 8-inch round cake pan with parchment paper; spray paper and side of pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Place chocolate in medium microwavable bowl and microwave on Low until melted, stirring every 20 seconds. Let cool slightly.
  3. Stir together flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.
  4. Place yogurt in blender; add avocado and puree. Add egg and vanilla and pulse just until combined. Add avocado mixture and melted chocolate to flour mixture and stir until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 28–30 minutes.
  5. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and let cool completely, right side up, on wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar just before serving. Cut into 16 slices.
  6. Serving size: 1 slice

Notes

Smart pointers: Top the cake with mint leaves or fresh raspberries for a splash of color and 0 additional SmartPoints®.