Monday, September 6, 2010

The Vegan Avocado Chocolate Cake is Not a Lie

At Game Like a Girl we don't just play video games and do video game embroidery. We also like epicurean adventures. I like seeing just how far I can push the edible boundaries of cupcakes - bacon with maple frosting anyone? And Renee likes hosting movie nights with themed snacks - highlights have included every kind of grilled cheese imaginable for a viewing of Gigli (get it, cheese?) and Red Sonja Vines. So whenever one of our friends has a birthday we usually show up with cake.

This weekend was our friend Oleg's birthday. While not a vegan - his birthday celebration also included Kobe burgers - Oleg appreciates vegan food. He also has a somewhat unnatural love of avocados. Luckily, someone on the internets has managed to combine these two things, so we spent Saturday gaining a better understanding of chemistry (we deduced that the cake didn't need eggs and very little oil since the avocados provide the necessary fat - are we right?) and giving my kitchen a good dusting of powdered sugar and cocoa powder. This was the result:

PS: Bringing a cake that looks slightly like something a Boomer would cough up (in the best way possible) to a bar is also a great way to make new friends.


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