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Delicious French chocolate cake that’s only 166 calories

If you like to serve a fancy dessert when you have visitors, this French Chocolate Cake is a winner.

Your guests will never guess that it’s good for you and they won’t know the secret ingredient unless you tell them – avocado! So you can enjoy it even when you’re on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

French Chocolate Cake

Avocado is a superfood rich in healthy fats, fibre, potassium (more than twice that of a banana!), vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid.

This is a really decadent dessert, so the serving size has been kept small, although with such nutritious and filling ingredients, a small slice will be enough to satisfy you. Eat slowly and enjoy every mouthful!

Delicious served with a dollop of natural Greek yoghurt.

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French Chocolate Cake
French Chocolate Cake
Course Desserts
Cuisine Chocolate
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 180 g unsweetened dark chocolate broken into small pieces
  • 1 medium sized ripe avocado flesh pureed
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder to dust
Course Desserts
Cuisine Chocolate
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 180 g unsweetened dark chocolate broken into small pieces
  • 1 medium sized ripe avocado flesh pureed
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder to dust
French Chocolate Cake
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Grease a springform tin and line the bottom with baking paper. Wrap the outside in aluminium foil.
  3. Place chocolate in a small saucepan and stir while melting over a low heat. Add the vanilla and sugar and stir until well combined.
  4. Stir in avocado puree and mix thoroughly.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs for approximately 1 minute until frothy. Add the flour and beat again.
  6. Add the chocolate mixture and mix well.
  7. Pour into the springform pan.
  8. Pour 1 inch (2.5cm) of water into a large roasting dish and place the springform pan into the water.
  9. Bake for approximately 30 mins or until the centre of the cake is just soft.
  10. Remove the springform pan and foil coating and put onto a wire rack to cool for a few minutes.
  11. Turn the cake out onto the wire rack and peel the baking paper off the base, which is now the top of the cake.
  12. Once completely cooled, decorate with unsweetened cocoa powder to serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe serves 12 people at 166 calories per serve.

Want more sweet treats and baking recipes like this? Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is packed with delicious ideas that can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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