You can’t help but love this moist and decadent brownie cake. Light compared with any other chocolate cake and made with healthy ingredients, this fudgy brownie cake contains less sugar and fats than you’d find in a traditional brownie recipe.
Plus, it's totally dairy-free and gluten-free, making it suitable for anyone with these kinds of food allergies. They do contain eggs so substitute with a suitable alternative like mashed banana for a vegan version.
What makes this brownie cake incredibly delicious and fudgy (but secretly healthy) is avocado. This superfood adds the richness you need, together with plenty of extra healthy benefits, allowing you to skip other fats like butter or oil. I often use avocado when making desserts, as it's completely tasteless and extremely versatile. You can make all kinds of dessert, from healthy ice creams to melt-in-your-mouth truffles, cakes and of course, brownies.
This showstopping brownie cake comes together in about 45 minutes and requires simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already. Use only high-quality dark chocolate, which is naturally dairy-free because it's made with cocoa and cocoa butter only.
Start by blending all of the brownie ingredients in a food processor, then divide the mixture between two cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Once the two cakes are baked, arrange them on a cooling rack. A little patience is needed, as you'll need to wait for them to cool down before removing them from the pan.
In the meantime, make a delicious coffee buttercream to fill your brownie cake. All you have to do is mixing icing sugar, dairy-free spread spread (I use Pure sunflower) and a tablespoon of chilled espresso in a bowl. Make sure to keep the cream in the fridge until the cakes are cool.
Spread the coffee buttercream over one of the cakes, and top with the other cake (top upside down, so you have a smooth even surface). Arrange the cake on a cooling rack and pour all over it the chocolate glaze, then pat all the sides with crumbled pecans and almonds. Try to do this as quickly as possible, as the chocolate glaze sets up very fast.
Et voila, in less than one hour you'll have a showstopping cake with very little effort!
Moist, rich and completely dairy- and gluten-free, this chocolate and pecan brownie cake is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings with none of the guilt.
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