Unbaked Mint Avocado Layered Chocolate Cake

Friday is here!! yay and we got some good news from our friend, her husband’s left eye opened a little and he responded to some commands yesterday with moving his fingers. He still has a long road ahead, but it is progress. Thank you again for your prayers.

Now time to celebrate with cake.

Today’s inspiration came from this picture we came across in a magazine.



Remember last Friday we shared our first attempt at this cake. This time around we made some changes to get more of what we wanted out of this layered cake. We really wanted the cake batter to be soft and moist. So decided to try walnuts to provide the cake with natural, healthy fat to give the cake a rich texture.

The result?


we think the pictures will speak for itself :)

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PurelyTwins: Unbaked Mint Avocado Layered Chocolate Cake

serves: 6-8

prep time: 15-25 minutes

time to set cake: a few hours

equipment: food processor, blender, 6 in springform pan

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 2/3 cups whole walnuts, shelled, unsoaked
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (mila or flax meal)
  • 2 tbsp xylitol or sugar (if want to use stevia do about 1/4-1/2 tsp liquid stevia)
  • 1-2 tbsp agave or maple syrup

Place walnuts in food processor and pulse till a crumbly texture. Then add in remaining ingredients.  We left our cake more on the less sweet side, so adjust sweetness to taste.  Note: chia seeds gave the cake a little crunchy texture, so if do not like or want crunch use flax meal or grinded chia seeds.

Mint Avocado Cream

  • 2 avocados, about 1 1/2 cups pureed
  • 1/2 cup +1 tablespoon irish moss paste – about 4oz
  • 1 teaspoon stevia, liquid
  • 3 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon sunflower lecithin (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon mint extract
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon spirulina (optional, helps with green color)

Place irish moss in blender with agave and blend a little. Next add in the pureed avocados, stevia and mint extract, spirulina, and if you are using lecithin add in now. Blend till smooth and end with coconut oil. Adjust sweetness to taste.

Note: If you desire more sweetness up the agave and/or stevia, and depending how much you add may need to up coconut oil to 2 tbsp. The purpose of the coconut oil is to help the cream get  hard so when you slice cake it does not go everywhere.

Assemble cake:

Line the 6 in pan with wax/parchment paper.

Press about 1 cup of moderately packed chocolate cake batter onto the bottom of the pan. Next top with 1 cup of mint avocado cream.

Set first two layers in the freezer for about 2 hours to set.

Repeat cake and cream layers. Place final cake in freezer for a few hours (about 4-6 hours) to set.

When ready to slice let cake come to room temperature a little (15 or so minutes), will help make it easier to cut.

Keep leftover slices in refrigerator and will last about 2-3 days.

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Now this cake is for anyone who loves a little chocolate and mint together.


And anyone who loves their healthy fats, like we do. Plus this unbaked layered cake is full of Omega’s, vitamin K, potassium, and fiber! Now that is what we call a ‘perfect’ cake.

we ended up putting some of the avocado cream on top kinda like a avocado mint whip cream

mmmmmmm


Chocolate mint is seriously one of our favorite combos – check out some other favorite recipes of ours:

chocolate mint cake donuts

mac-n-mint cookie sandwich

carob mint crepe

mint chip chia seed pudding

mint avocado ice cream with brownie bites

mint avocado pudding

grasshopper pie

chocolate mint avocado sandwich

chocolate mint chip chia seed pudding

ummm, obsessed much? haha

what else can we make chocolate mint to add to our list?

Twins Question: do you like chocolate and mint together? what is your all time favorite flavor combo? can be sweet or savory?

Check out our guest post over at Cleaning Eating Chelsey – we share our journey of gluten free eating.

Let’s eat cake!

till next time, xoxo

Lori and Michelle

 

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58 Responses to Unbaked Mint Avocado Layered Chocolate Cake

  1. Crysta says:

    So great to hear of your friends husband’s progress! That is huge! I love Averie’s raw peppermint patties and her vegan mint chocolate soft serve! Love the mint/chocolate combo, but seem to love chocolate, mint and coconut together just as much! I’ll be honest my all time favorite combination is beets and goat cheese, but I rarely ever eat it anymore. Its my birthday treat every year. This cake looks heavenly, love the color! I need to get more familiar with irish moss, so I can make this and your chocolate layer cake…YUM!

  2. Jessie James says:

    um this looks incredible! I think I need to go to culinary school before I take on a challenge like this! ah looks amazing

  3. kitarakaori says:

    I’m in heaven…thank you luvs!♥

  4. Caitlin says:

    wow- amazing second try! this cake looks ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! much more beautiful than the inspirational magazine photo ;)

  5. ohmygosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so incredibly gorgeous, and I ADORE chocolate mint!!! AHHHH!!! I am bookmarking this pronto and going to the store right now to pick up some avocados!!! YAY THANK YOU!!!!

    (Sorry If I sound too over excited :D )

  6. Ricki says:

    Holy mint, Batman! This looks indescribably delicious. I’m also a huge fan of mint + chocolate–what a great way to enjoy them together! Plus it’s gorgeous to look at. :D

  7. wow. that is beauuuutiful and sounds delicious! very impressed, great job ladies :)

  8. chocolate goes well with almost anything in my book! And mint is one of my favorite things as well, so this is perfect. For those of us not as savvy in the world of raw foods, the awesome photography makes for wonderful eye candy :-)

  9. Tamikko says:

    Congrats girls!!! What a beautiful spread, beautiful picts and an amazing recipe. I’m going to make this for my birthday in October :) thanks for sharing your recipe!

  10. Stacy says:

    Beautiful pictures! I guess that’s not when the cake looks so pretty and yummy! Is there something I could sub for the irish moss? The more I look at this though, the more I really want to make it. If there is no substitution then where’s a good place to purchase it. I haven’t checked the health food store here but I assume you know a place you know is quality. Thanks.

    • Pure2 says:

      Stacy, you can replace the Irish moss with either coconut butter (the meat plus the oil). if you do not have that than you may use just coconut oil I would recommend doing just 1/2 cup oil total in the recipe, it might turn out a little harder filling when cold but when it warms up some it should be just fine. I hope this helps. Thanks!

  11. That is just….stunning!!!! amazing job!

    And I loved your guestie on Chelsey’s site!

  12. Evan Thomas says:

    This is pretty much a dream cake to me. If you hear a knock at the door, it’s me begging for cake.

  13. Lisa says:

    This looks great! I love choc and mint together…a lot :)

  14. You made that look SO easy! It looks great!

  15. Great news about your friend’s husband! And the cake is genius! You know, coconut butter/oil is hard to find here in Manila, which is odd because we are aggressively exporting them!

  16. This looks AMAZING! No words can explain how excited I am to make this for this up and coming week! yay! SO excited!

  17. Casey Lorraine says:

    Ladies, this looks insanely wonderful! You are kitchen masters!!
    I made myself a carob, avocado, spinach, mint, cinnamon smoothie this afternoon after I finished teaching a Juice and smoothie tasty party for clients. I didn’t make it for the class but man it was good! Will have to post soon :)

  18. These photos are absolutely breathtaking, and the dessert itself reminds me of my all-time favorite food: the mint chocolate sundae at Pure Food & Wine. Just thinking about it is making me want to go back to the city and brave the storm for it!

  19. Wow, that is beautiful! I love how you changed it to fit your dietary needs! You two are inspiring! I hope you have a great weekend!

  20. Brittany says:

    You ladies are always coming up with the best combinations. I LOVE mint chocolate so these cake photos are making me drool. :)

    Stay safe this weekend!

  21. holy crap those photos are gorgeous! it made me want to facedive into that cake! how about this…way too much work for moi but i’ll buy the ingredients and then you show me how it’s done haha. i think i’d want to eat the whole cake! is it rich or not so sweet?

  22. Charissa says:

    Out of this world! Loooove the photos! And no worries, the photos sure do speak for themselves.

    They are saying…”I am delicious.” ;)

  23. Lauren says:

    This looks so good! And beautiful pics! Mint chocolate is my favorite combo, besides pb and chocolate! Actually, give me anything with chocolate! ;););)

  24. Ela says:

    Chocolate and mint are just made for each other, and this one looks gorgeous-delicious.

    Unfortunately, I’ve pretty much decided that chocolate isn’t worth it for me: I just don’t feel good when I eat it. So special occasions only, I guess–I had mint choc not-cheesecake for my bday, for ex… But mint and carob go great together too: it’s a totally different thing than chocolate, but at least it looks similar.

  25. Kate says:

    omg that loks amazing

  26. Yep, I’d have to say that this is a total masterpiece. Incredibly beautiful and looks better than the one in the magazine.

    I love making raw cakes! They’re fun and you get to be super creative and they taste amazing. This one looks and sounds AWESOME. I love mint and chocolate together!

  27. Oh, and it’s really good to hear that there is some kind of progress with your friend’s husband! Good vibes, good thoughts!

  28. amy says:

    okay that has to be one of the prettiest cakes i have ever seen ! im gonna have to try to replicate something, but without mint (idk why but im not a huge mint person, besides in gum). favorite combination of flavors ? weird but i love peanut butter and sea salt .. so yummy :D

  29. those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! i would do anything for a bite of that right now :)

  30. Jen says:

    Yeah miko! Omg! Prayers answered.

    Is this my birthday cake u r bringing to californa?!?!?!

  31. came out of hiding temporarily to say: good god that reminds me of grasshopper pie of my childhood and I think I drooled a little on my chin just now :-)

  32. Dina says:

    i’d love to try it. great green color!
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  33. Cara says:

    My goodness, is this just not the most creative use of avocados! The pictures are gorgeous and this cake sounds amazing. Bravo! xo
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  34. Jenn says:

    I absolutely LOVE chocolate mint!! Both flavors are amazing in their own rite, and when you pair them together it’s like the perfect marriage!

    Tried making your avocado cream tonight…added a little too much spirulina, but it still taste good. Now I’m going to tackle the carob crepes!
    Jenn recently posted..Pumpkin-Chocolate-Chip MacaroonsMy Profile

  35. Amy says:

    Wow! This is so beautiful, and so delicious sounding! I love that it contains so much avocado for a rich texture and yet is healthy!

  36. Jam says:

    Hi, is there a substitute for the mint extract? Can i make it out of fresh mint?

  37. ERIKA SAMARA says:

    HI GUYS IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUBSITUTE IRISH MOSS PASTE WITH SOMETHING ELSE, I´NOT ABLE TO FIND THE SEEWED PLANT IN MEXICO
    THANK U!!!

  38. Kristen says:

    FYI – I substituted 1/2c coconut oil for the Irish Moss paste. I used a total of that 1/2 c coconut oil for the whole recipe. The taste was good, but the texture was a bit, well, oily. I didn’t mind too much, but would have appreciated a more fluffy texture. I am guessing the moss paste would have given them. Also, the avocados our store has had lately have been less than stellar. The taste and texture have been very raw-ish, despite being ripe. I had to add a wee bit more extract and agave to balance it out. Otherwise, though, I loved this!

  39. allly says:

    have you tried vanilla extract instead of mint? I was thinking of substituting mint for vanilla

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