Cherry Chocolate Cake with Avocado Ganache

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Enjoy x

Prep

15 mins

Cook

20-25 mins

Total time

40 mins

Yields

10-12


Ingredients

2 cups cherries, pit removed, halved
2 eggs
1½ cup brown sugar
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder or cacao
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt 
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup boiling water

Chocolate ganache ingredients:
Flesh of 2 avocado
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup maple syrup

To decorate: 1 cup cherries, pit removed, halved

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C on fan bake. Line two 23cm round pans (or one larger pan if you are making a single layer cake)

In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk and oil. Stir in the boiling water and ensure that all ingredients are mixed well. Gently fold through the cherries

Pour the batter evenly into the lined pans

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before placing onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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