This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission, all opinions are my own.
Super moist, chocolate, delicious Texas Sheetcake! This sheet pan of chocolate cake offers a surprising swap, moist, rich cake, and a frosting that is to die for delicious. You are going to love it.
I have always been more of a cookie and pie than cake kind of girl, but if there is one cake I can’t resist it is a good Texas Sheetcake. There is something about that tender, chocolate cake, frosted with that shiny, pretty, insanely yummy chocolate-y frosting that I cannot resist.
This particular super moist, super easy, Texas Sheetcake is my favorite. And no, it is not just because of that frosting. Which, for the record, I could eat with a spoon. I love the cake because it is simple, flavorful, and has a surprising swap! Now don’t think I am crazy when I tell you what it is.
I swapped out the butter for a California avocado.
Whaaaaaat???? You read that right, I left the butter out of the cake mixture, and used a California avocado instead. And it turned out amazing. It is moist, flavorful, and nicely textured. And trust me when I say you won’t miss the butter, the avocado is the perfect substitution.
You still get a rich, delicious, and moist cake, but with a better fat choice. I love butter, and will never turn my nose up at it. But when I can make a choice that gives me a better fat source without the loss of flavor, I will take it!
California avocados are a good source of fiber, have lots of vitamins and minerals, and are a good source of fat. I love swapping them in baking recipes to decrease saturated fats, and increase the nutrient quality of my meal, while maintaining those flavors and textures I love.
Now I am not saying that this cake is a super food or anything, but we could make a case for that…if we really wanted to! But I don’t actually need an excuse to eat more chocolate cake, or avocado for that matter!
And neither do you. So here is the recipe…enjoy!
Avocado Substitution options:
- Use CA avocado instead of mayo or other spreads in wraps and sandwiches and dressings
- Use CA avocados instead of butter when baking ( 1 cup mashed avocado for 1 cup butter, reduce oven temp 25% and increase baking time)
- Use CA avocados instead of yogurt in smoothies
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