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You know what happens when you run out of sugar?

IMG_8035You mash an avocado and mix it with chocolate.

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Yeah, I put avocado in my cake. And you know what, it is good. And kind of, like healthy!

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So on Sunday I had these big plans to make these fancy triple chocolate cake balls. Full of sugar, chocolate, butter and more chocolate. But then I went to grab the sugar only to find a very empty container. Not a grain of sugar was left. Now normally this is not a problem. I always have plenty of backups. Well I guess not always, cause when I went to get those they were nowhere to be found.

Backups = Gone.

Panic mode hit. No sugar!

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Now there was no way I was going to the store on Superbowl Sunday. I am pretty crazy, but not that crazy!

So I kept the cake ball idea, but tossed the white sugar and butter and swapped in some avocado and whole wheat flour. I had no sugar but like 15 avocados. When Hass avocado’s are on sale for 77 cents (people 77 cents) you buy a lot. A lot!

I of course kept the chocolate. For the antioxidants! Never skimp on the chocolate.

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Because we are baking the avocado I promise you can not taste it. All it does is moistness to the cake without adding any unhealthy fat! Winner, winner! As for the sugar, I used a little brown sugar to sweeten things just a little.

Then I proceeded to cover these moist fudgy cake balls in a dark chocolate coating. For more antioxidants.

Or course.

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Tripple Chocolate Cake Balls…….and they are healthy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 30 Balls
Calories Per Serving: 205 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch pyrex pan. Mash or puree the avocado's. You do not want any clumps, none!
  • Whisk the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the avocado puree, brown sugar, eggs, greek yogurt, vegetable oil and vanilla. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (it's fine if there are a few lumps).
  • Pour into the prepared dish and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. You want to remove this on the earlier side. When the cake is cooked, but on the underdone side. Let cool 10 minutes.
  • Using a spoon scoop the cake into a large bowl and crumble into pieces. You want to do this well the cake is still pretty hot. Then add the cream cheese. Mix until the cream cheese is combined and there is no white streaks.The cake will be moist and packable. Add the 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir unti just combined.
  • Line two baking pans with wax paper. Roll the cake into 1 1/2-inch balls. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for several hours in the refrigerator, or place in the freezer for about 20 minutes. You want the balls to be firm but not frozen.
  • In a microwave safe bowl microwave the dark chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring each time until melted.
  • Remove the balls from the fridge. Place one ball at a time in the dark chocolate. Using a fork coat the balls in chocolate and then lift out and shake off any excess chocolate. Place back on the waxed lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining balls.
  • Place back in the fridge for 10 to 20 minutes to help the chocolate harden faster.
  • Store these in the fridge or in a cool dark place.

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I’ll have some avocado with my chocolate, please.

 

Shared with:Β Inside BruCru Life, Lil Luna, Chef In Training, Buns In my Oven, Foodie Friday Friends, Tidy Mom, Taste and Tell, Cheerios and Lattes, Somewhat Simple, Mom and Timeout, I Heart Nap Time

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  1. 5 stars
    hi tieghan! these look aaammmmaaaazzziiinngg!!! but hey just noticed a typo in the heading… its triple not tripple… dont wanta sound nagging but… ha that sort of thing really bugs me πŸ˜‰

  2. I’m intrigued. I’ve never used avocados in a dessert recipe, but now I think I might give it a try. These cake balls look so delicious!

  3. Avocados and chocolate — never would have thought of it but looks amazing. Pinned for a try next time I see avocados on sale! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  4. Pretty sure you just blew my mind. Chocolate and Avocado, wow! If it means I can eat triple chocolate cake balls and have them be healthy I am there! I am pinning this to put it to the test.

  5. Ok – pass the avocados then please! πŸ™‚ This looks like a fab idea – I will have to keep my eyes open for cheap avo’s. Thanks!
    Sheree

  6. yummm, I love antioxidants πŸ˜‰ I’ve only tried avocado and chocolate one time, to make healthy chocolate pudding. It did not go well, but this makes me want to try again!

  7. I have made hundreds of pops, but never ones these healthy. I bet I would eat these and never know that they were made with avocado. So interesting….

  8. These sound fantastic! Thank you for sharing at last week’s week’s All My Bloggy Friends πŸ™‚

  9. wow who would have ever guess that avocado would look so good in a cake ball?! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  10. Can’t wait to try these! I have a chocolate cookie recipe with avocado and they are excellent! They were like velvet…..lots of surprised faces when I told what was in them!

  11. I love avocado and I love chocolate but I would have NEVER thought of this. What a lovely way to make chocolate “healthy”!

  12. Chocolate chips is mentioned twice in ur recipe- 1/2 cup and 1 cup.What do you do with the 1 cup of chocolate chips? You dont mention .Also do you let the cake cool before you put in the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips? I suppose I should’ve asked these questions before I started but they looked so good I couldn’t help myself. The balls are in the fridge now getting hard.

    1. The one cup is added to the cake batter before baking and the other 1/2 cup is added later on with the cream cheese. I hope you enjoy them!

  13. Wow! These look gorgeous. I’ve never used avocado in cake but I need to start right now if mine will look this good πŸ˜€