I started by mashing up 2 ripe avocados. As they are so popular now you can buy them ready and ripe, or ripen at home. I use a stick blender to make sure I got it as smooth as possible, you could also use a food processor. I mixed 200g sugar into the avocados.
I melted 260g dark chocolate. I used these 70% dark chocolate chips from Chocolate Trading Co. Dark chocolate is also another great ingredient as it is full of minerals and antioxidants.
I mixed the melted dark chocolate into the avocado mixture, then added 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition. I also added 2 tsp vanilla extract.
Finally I mixed in 30g cocoa powder, 80g plain flour and 1/2 tsp salt. I poured the brownie batter into a lined baking pan.
I baked the brownies on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes. I left them to cool completely on a cooling rack.
To make the chocolate frosting I again mashed up 2 ripe avocados and used a stick blender to get them super smooth and lump free.
To the avocado I added 325g icing sugar, 5 tbsp cocoa powder and 1/2 tbsp vanilla. It went very glossy and smooth. I spread it over the brownies and cut them into squares.
When I took the brownies into work I told everyone they were healtheir brownies and there was a secret ingredient in them. No one guessed correctly and everyone was so surprised to find out these had avocados in them! I got some amazing feedback and everyone really liked the brownies, they were very fudgy and dense, and the frosting was so delicious – a close competitor to regular buttercream I think!
I am also entering these into Belleau Kitchen’s challenge Simply Eggcellent, this month’s theme is healthier recipes.
Brownie recipe from Fake Ginger.
Chocolate Avocado Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Frosting
- 4 Ripe Avocados
- 200 g Caster sugar
- 260 g 70% chocolate
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 80 g Plain flour
- 30 g Cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 325 g Icing sugar
- 5 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 1/2 tbsp Vanilla extract
Mash up 2 of the avocados. Use a blender to get the smoothest consistency. Then mix in the sugar
Melt the dark chocolate and add it to the mixture
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition. Then add the vanilla extract
Mix in the cocoa powder, flour and salt. Pour into a lined baking pan
Bake on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes
For the frosting, mash up the other 2 avocados. Use a blender to get the smoothest consistency
Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Spread it over the brownies and cut them into squares