Paleo rich chocolate icing

Paleo rich chocolate icing

I was a kid who liked to read the cereal boxes. For me it wasn’t all that interesting considering I really only ate Special K and usually it was the same old story about the Special K challenge but even still, I read it every morning. I could probably have recited it along with the nutritional information, ingredients and customer care number.

I’m still big on reading packets and sometimes come across the odd recipe – they’re the best packets in my mind. My chicken yaki soba is straight off the noodle packet and my crunchy noodle salad is inspired by the bag too.

Rich chocolate paleo vegan icing

Rich chocolate paleo vegan icing

Actually I read quite a lot and I always try to stay informed about all things food. After doing quite a bit of reading up on Paleo eating, I wanted to do some experimenting baking with coconut flour, coconut sugar and coconut oil.

Guess what I found on the back of the coconut flour bag? You guessed it – a recipe and one for chocolate slice no less. The slice whipped up nicely (recipe coming tomorrow) and smelled fantastic but when I took it out of the tin it looked a little glum. It really needed some pizzaz. My first instinct was to dust it with icing sugar but seeing as the slice was Paleo, I wanted the icing to be too.

After some Googling and a bit of experimenting, rich chocolate paleo vegan icing was born. The avocado provides the essential creaminess of a fudgy icing, the cocoa the richness, the honey (or maple syrup for vegan), the sweetness and the vanilla, the amazing flavour boost.

Rich chocolate paleo vegan icing

Rich chocolate paleo icing

At first I thought this was going to be a disaster. I tried just avocado mixed with cocoa and it was awful, really nothing like chocolate icing but as I added a little honey and a little vanilla it started to change. It started to sweeten and the flavour really began to shine. It was so good I could have eaten it like pudding and it wouldn’t be so bad would it? It’s just avo after all. You could spread it on toast for a sweet treat or use it as a naughty dipping fudge.

It would be just as lovely sandwiched between two biscuits or just eaten by the spoonful. How does it compare to regular icing? I served it to two boys and neither of them guessed that there was avocado in it. Enjoy!

Rich chocolate paleo icing

Rich chocolate paleo icing

Rich chocolate paleo vegan icing

Rich chocolate paleo vegan icing

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp organic cocoa
  • 1 tbsp honey (maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and glossy.
  2. Spread on a cake (or eat it on its own like pudding!).

 

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