Dairy free cake with chocolate and avocado icing

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pistachio cake with avocado icing
pistachio cake with avocado icing
  • Serves: 8

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Dairy-free pistachio cake with avocado icing is so rich and creamy that no one will know it's dairy-free! It's made with cocoa powder and coconut milk. It's an unexpected and lovely way to use avocado, making a really creamy icing that's better for you than a traditional recipe as it's made with no butter. Give it a go, and no one will be able to believe the cake is dairy-free - or that it as avocado in it! Perfect if you're catering for anyone who's dairy intolerant, and we promise everyone will enjoy it.


  • 175g Stork
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 275g plain four
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 3 limes
  • 75ml coconut milk
For the icing:
  • 1 avocado
  • 35g cocoa powder
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 25ml coconut milk
  • 20g pistachios

If you're allergic to nuts, simply leave out the pistachios from the icing


  1. Heat the oven to 170C, gas 3. Grease and line a 18cm round cake tin. Beat the Stork with the soft brown sugar until pale and creamy. Next, alternately, mix in 3 beaten eggs, adding one-third of the flour (with 1tsp baking powder added). Add the zest of 1 lime and the juice of 2, then mix in the coconut milk (at room temperature). Spoon into the cake tin and smooth the top. Bake for 25 mins.
  2. To make the icing: using a blender, mix the flesh from the avocado with the cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut milk.
  3. Once the cake is cooked and cooled, remove from the tin and spoon over the icing. Chop the pistachios and scatter over the cake to serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 445(kcal)
  • Fat 23.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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