Chocolate cake food styling Liselotte Forslin Food Photography Ulrika Ekblom

Well, we have to admit that we haven’t been very faithful to you in a long while even if we tried earlier. The reason is another web project for Karolinska Institutet and Hjärt- och lungfonden here in Sweden. Wer’re working on a healthy lifestyle website called Sundkurs and post recipes twice a week. That’s why you haven’t heard so much from us. And now it’s summer! So we’re not gonna be to busy anyway.


But let’s celebrate summer with a recipe from Sundkurs. This is not the ordinary chocolate cake. This is made out of lots of chocolate of course but also of black beans which gives the cake a rich texture, almost like fudge. And the best thing is it doesn’t taste beans at all! The sugar is replaced by dates and the frosting is made out of avocado so this is a pretty healthy cake. Do not expect the ordinary very sweet chocolate cake, this is slightly different but so good.


So, get in the right summer mood with this recipe of Not the Ordinary Chocolate Cake.

If you want to take a look at our other project and get healthy recipes (only in Swedish though) click the link below.


Not the Ordinary Chocolate Cake

Lovely fudgy texture with a soft frosting.

Serves 10-12


150 g/5 1/2 oz dark chocolate, 60%

10 Medjool dates

1 ripe avocado

3 tbsp rapeseed oil

3 eggs

2 dl/0,8 cups almond flour

3 tbsp cacao

1 pinch of sea salt

Avocado frosting

2 ripe avocados

3 tbsp cacao

3 tbsp runny honey

1 tbsp rapeseed oil

1 pinch of sea salt


1 handful of raspberries

Greasing and dusting

rapeseed oil



  1. Preheat you oven to 175°C or 350°F.
  2. Grease a spring pan (26 cm/10,2 inches) with a little rapeseed oil and dust with cacao.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler.
  4. Remove the pits from the dates (it’s easy if you use a straw) and place them in a food processor.
  5. Add the avocado flesh and the rapeseed oil and run the food processor until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Add the eggs and run a little more until well blended.
  7. Fold in the almond flour, cacao and salt.
  8. Finally, add the melted chocolate and mix well.
  9. Add the mixture to the pan and bake for appr 30 minutes.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. Meanwhile make the frosting.
  12. Mix the avocado flesh with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until fluffy.
  13. Spread over the cake and add raspberries.