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Easy Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

This Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake is one of the most rich, decadent chocolate cakes I’ve ever had, and it’s got a healthy secret!

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This past Saturday, Mel and I saw Jobs, the movie based on Steve Jobs’ life. I was skeptical because as much as I love Ashton Kutcher…I could not see him in that role. But it was a fantastic movie, and it really made me think.

The first scene in the movie is of Steve Jobs announcing the super-secret iPod in one of his signature reveal videos. He talks about making something that is going to revolutionize music, and pulls the iPod out of his pocket.

It was 2001. 12 years ago.

First, that made me feel old. Then, it made me think. In 2001 the iPod was invented. It was promised to “revolutionize the way we listened to music” but it revolutionized way more than that. It changed the way we all live our lives. Think about it.

The iPod was followed by the iPod Touch. Apps were born. Then the iPhone. And, I don’t know about you, but the iPhone literally changed my life. It opened up this whole new techie world. It allows me to share things with people – instantly. It’s also caused an addiction to social media and the feeling that one can never be unplugged, but whatever.

Long car rides? No longer boring. We have the iPad for that.

Waiting for food at a restaurant? No worries. Here kid, play Angry Birds on my phone.

Need to practice math facts? No problem – there are 1,321 apps for that.

And it all started with a single little music playing device, the iPod. Revolutionary, right?

Kind of like this cake. This cake is revolutionary. I made a triple chocolate bundt cake that’s so chocolatey you want to cry, and it’s made without oil or butter.

I’ll give you three guesses to figure out what I made this cake with, and the first two don’t count. Ready? Go.

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And yes, you’d be right. I made this cake with avocado. Just like I made these bars, this bread, and these truffles. No oil. Less or no butter. Avocado works as an amazing substitute. And because avocados are full of healthy fats, the fat in the cake is healthier.

Now, I’m not saying this cake is healthy. No, it’s not. It’s healthIER. Some of the fat is replaced with good fat. I like to think it helps cancel out all the other fat. :)

And yes, you could make this cake even healthier by leaving out the chocolate chips. Or leaving off the ganache frosting.

But you really shouldn’t do that, especially not the ganache frosting. You should pour it over the cake, and then drink the rest.

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Thanks to my friend Ashton, I’m no longer afraid of ganache. She made it look so easy to make, and it is.

Normal ganache uses heavy cream and chocolate. Did you know you can also use coffee creamer to make ganache? Yes, you can. And the beauty is, the ganache will adjust it’s flavor to whatever flavor creamer you use.

Like mint? Use mint creamer.

Like coconut? Use almond joy creamer.

Like vanilla? Use vanilla creamer.

The possibilities are endless.

I used International Delight Heath Coffee Creamer because I love toffee. This ganache tastes like toffee. I *may* have eaten lots of it with just a spoon.

The point I’m making is that you should use whatever flavor you like.

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I’m kind of mad that it’s not my birthday this week. Because now that I’ve had this cake, it’s the one I want for my birthday, but it’s already gone. And you know how I have issues re-making things. Unless it’s peanut butter.

This cake is birthday worthy. It’s party worthy and Christmas worthy. It’s my favorite cake ever, I think.

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And it’s made with avocados. Please, don’t be afraid of avocados. You can’t taste them in this cake. They just are the fat stand in. And if you MUST, if it creeps you out so much to use avocados, just use oil.

But it will be healthier if you use avocado, and you can check out Avocados from Mexico for the proof. Then you can justify two slices.

And you’re going to want two slices, I guarantee that.

Chocolate cake mix + chocolate chips + Coffee Creamer Ganache = Best. Cake. EVERRRRR

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Like I said, revolutionary. Like the iPod, only it tastes better.

Easy Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Easy Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Ingredients

    For the cake:
  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large (about 1/2 cup) avocado
  • 1 1/4 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • For the ganache:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup liquid coffee creamer (any flavor; I used International Delight Heath)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray that has flour in it, or grease and flour the pan.
  2. Add avocado to a large bowl. Beat it with a hand mixer on medium speed until the large chunks are broken up. Add cake mix, eggs, and milk and beat at medium speed until smooth (some lumps remain), about 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Bake about 29 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean around the edge, slightly crumby in the center. (The box will tell you a bundt cake takes much longer. Mine only took 29 minutes. Time may vary due to type of pan, brand of cake mix, and because of the avocado.)
  4. Cool cake completely before removing from pan.
  5. To make the ganache, add creamer and chocolate chips to a microwaveable measuring cup or small bowl. Heat for about 1 minute. Whisk until all the chocolate is dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Let cool to thicken. Mine took about 2 hours to get to pouring but not runny consistency, the first hour was spent in the refrigerator, the second on the counter.
  6. When ready to frost, turn cake out onto serving plate. Carefully drizzle ganache over cake. Place in refrigerator to set the ganache. Slice and serve!
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97 Responses to “Easy Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake”

  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on September 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm (#)

    Whoa, that’s true, the iPod was like epicly revolutionary! I kinda wanna see that movie hmmmm

    AVOCADO? In this insanely dense fudgy perfect chocolatey cake perfection??!! Amazing.

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 2nd, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Kayle! It is insanely dense and fudgy!

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  2. Monet posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm (#)

    I’ve been wanting to watch that myself…and it’s crazy how much times have changed in the last decade! This cake looks HEAVENLY, and I love that its made with avocado. Brilliant!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 2nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks so much! It is totally heavenly. And sinful too, ha!

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  3. Mom posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm (#)

    This looks so yummy I want to lick the plate! Make mine milk chocolate, please!
    Love you, Mom :)

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  4. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm (#)

    I want to face plant in that cake.

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  5. Nancy @ gottagetbaked posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm (#)

    Dorothy, I totally agree with you on how our entire lives have been revolutionized by Apple and Steve Jobs. While I hate how I feel so unfocused all the time because I’m staring at a zillion different screens (my computer, my laptop, my iPhone and my iPad – all Apple all course!) but there’s no way I could live without all of these devices. My iPhone has saved me so many times, like when I’m lost and can just search for directions or when I’m having a discussion about some obscure topic (like what happened to the 4th member of Boyz II Men) and good ol’ Google will tell me instantaneously. Awesome. Just as awesome as this ohmahgawd incredible dense moist chocolately cake. I love baking with avocado and ooooooooh that ganache. Girl, you don’t have to tell me twice – I’ll be drinking it like nobody’s business!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:28 am

      I know, it’s crazy!! Thanks Nancy!

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  6. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm (#)

    yum! Chocolate cake with avocado?! I suppose I need to get over my fear of putting avocado in baked goods because this looks amazing!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Start with putting it into chocolate. Baby steps!!

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      • Dorothy Vesperman replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

        Baby steps can fit with anything we do!! LOL I can’t wait to try this — YUMMMM!!

        • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

          Thanks Dorothy!

  7. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on September 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm (#)

    This cake looks fantastic and so chocolate-y! I love it even more knowing that it cantains my beloved avocado:) What a great idea!

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  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on September 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm (#)

    Im a huge believer of avocado in chocolate (or really any baking) recipe I can get away with it! It adds so much moisture and creaminess and Iove it. I can only imagine how dense, rich, moist and decadent this baby is. Whoa, I want!

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  9. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on September 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm (#)

    MMM, so much chocolate! this is what chocolate heaven is like!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Totally heaven! Thanks Lyuba!

      Reply

  10. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#)

    Oh just stop it! I want to make this now. I have an avocado….perfectly ripe…begging to be stirred into chocolate cake mix…NO! I must resist. Or at least for a few more weeks until after the wedding. It looks so moist and dense and rich and chocolatey. I need to stop scrolling up to look at it.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:26 am

      LOL, my problem too. Avocado is such a good addition to baked goods!

      Reply

  11. Jessica - The Novice Chef posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm (#)

    This looks amazing! I love the healthy fats!

    And I really want to see the movie…but probably won’t till it comes out on DVD. The hubs and I have been way too busy lately. Thanks for the link love too!! ;-)

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  12. Amy posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm (#)

    Well, since the ganache has coffee creamer in it, which is definitely a beverage, then should the ganache be considered a beverage too and 100% okay to drink?? ;) I had no idea that you could use creamer to make ganache — that’s seriously brilliant! And how about you bake that cake in honor of my dad’s birthday next week, and just send him a picture as his “slice,” which enables you to eat as much as you like!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 am

      YES. I totally did drink it!!

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      • Amy replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

        Great minds think alike! ;)

  13. Tieghan posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm (#)

    In my eyes this one, GORGEOUS and two, total health food! I am such a lover of the avocado and chocolate combo. I think is works like magic and make some seriously awesome cake! Totally amazing, Dorothy!

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    • Tieghan replied on September 2nd, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Oh and thank you so much for linking my chocolate lovers cakes!

      Reply

  14. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:06 pm (#)

    Can I just say this is an incredibly stunning cake? Hello gorgeous! And with avocado? No wonder I fell in love with this. And, as soon as you said secret ingredient, I was like, avo! You are the best with it, Dorothy! This is proof!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Mary Frances! It’s one of my favs!

      Reply

  15. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm (#)

    We were just talking about seeing that movie today. My hubby wants to watch it soon. Me…I just want to sit and slurp toffee chocolate ganache with a big straw :-) Holy cow girl! This cake looks so stinking awesome!!!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:24 am

      LOL, I kind of did that!

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  16. Kathy posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm (#)

    Your cake looks so insanely good! I love that you used avocado’s! And anything with ganache is awesome!

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  17. Julie @ This Gal Cooks posted on September 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm (#)

    Beautiful cake, Dorothy! Love the tip about the coffee creamer!

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  18. Jen Nikolaus posted on September 2, 2013 at 11:41 pm (#)

    You’ve gotta be kidding me! Avocado in the cake (no oil or butter?!!!) AND creamer in the ganache?! AMAZING!! I am intrigued and can’t wait to make it! Also, I can’t wait to see that movie. I’m with you – the iphone has changed my life! I’m electronically stupid, but Apple makes it so easy. Thanks for sharing this revolutionary cake – it makes me think of so many other possibilities… ;)

    ~Jen @Yummy Healthy Easy

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:23 am

      What’s funny is I thought I was pretty electronically smart until iTunes was invented. That’s where my electronic stop-gap is. LOL!

      Reply

  19. ThisBakerGirlBlogs posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:00 am (#)

    That is some seriously delicious looking chocolate action right there!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:23 am

      It so totally is! Thanks so much!

      Reply

  20. Betsy @JavaCupcake posted on September 3, 2013 at 3:33 am (#)

    I think we need to be best friends. Cause everything you bake… I want to eat. :D

    Reply

  21. tanya posted on September 3, 2013 at 4:01 am (#)

    You are so good at sneaking avocado’s into baked goods! This really does look like the most decadent chocolate cake ever!

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  22. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on September 3, 2013 at 6:35 am (#)

    This look fantastic! I love that you incorporated avocado into fudge cake mix, so sneaky but sooo good! :)

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  24. Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour posted on September 3, 2013 at 10:46 am (#)

    I recently made avocado brownies and loved them! Your cake looks so unbelievably moist and delicious!

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  25. Samantha @ Five Heart Home posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:00 am (#)

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said?! This cake looks AMAZING! I am seriously drooling on my keyboard here. And I think you have convinced me to try avocado in dessert…with this cake being the perfect place to start. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Lisa@ Cooking with Curls posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:31 am (#)

    Wow Dorothy, that looks crazy delicious!!! I also love that I can easily make it dairy-free..win/win :) I must be the only person on the planet that does not own an ipad or mac. I do own an ipod…I’m feeling deprived at this moment. I should go eat cake!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Totally! And yes you should go eat cake! :) (PS some days I wish I’d never even heard of an iPod….)

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  27. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:34 am (#)

    This is a chocolate lover’s dream! And so glad to hear the movie was better than you expected!

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  28. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:53 am (#)

    Wow never would of know this had advocados in it! Looks great!

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  29. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm (#)

    I want to see that movie too! Good to know Ashton Kutcher pulls it off – I wasn’t sure.

    Another awesome looking recipe, Dorothy! This cake looks so moist and chocolatey! Pinned!

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  30. Heather @ French Press posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm (#)

    oh my heavens, this does look revolutionary!! and this coming from a non-cake fan :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      I’m normally a non-cake fan too!! But it’s OMG worth it. :) Thanks Heather!

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  31. Dina posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm (#)

    looks delish!

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  32. Mom's Dish posted on September 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm (#)

    So much chocolate, looks so good. I wish I could have a bite of that.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 4th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      And I wish I could have sent you some!!

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  33. Kelley posted on September 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm (#)

    I knew there was avocado in it! haha! I see chocolate and I think ‘I bet she used avocado!’

    Avocados aside, this looks great Dorothy! Im going to go check out how to make ganache now, because it scares me too!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 4th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Ha! Thanks Kelley! I’m kind of transparent now. LOL!

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  34. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie posted on September 4, 2013 at 5:31 am (#)

    I had a feeling the “healthy secret” was avocado! I wonder why ;)

    But, seriously, this looks insanely decadent and rich – LOVE it!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 4th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      :) LOL, it’s not even a secret anymore!

      Reply

  35. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:06 am (#)

    That ganache looks amazing! Love all of the flavor possibilities using coffee creamer!

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  36. Amy | Club Narwhal posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:54 am (#)

    Dorothy, this looks off the hook! So fudgy and dark! And now you really have me wanting to see the Steve Jobs movie. I remember thinking that the iPod would never catch on. I guess I’m not a visionary :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 4th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      LOL! I think I thought the same thing – that I’d NEVER live without CDs…

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  37. Mr. & Mrs. P posted on September 4, 2013 at 7:36 am (#)

    So chocolatey!!! I know we would love this!

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  38. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:35 am (#)

    Is it weird that I totally got goose bumps reading about how the ipod has changed our lives? You are right though! It totally has!! And, you have totally revolutionized the avocado! The things you can do with that magic little green wonder is insane! This cake looks beyond ridiculous. I want it. I want every last crumb of it and then I want to go swimming in the left over toffee (!!!!) ganache!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 4th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      I *may* have been tempted to lick the plate clean when the cake was gone…. :)

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  39. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on September 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm (#)

    I still haven’t tried the avocado thing … something that I keep saying that I will do. You have convinced me :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 4th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      You MUST! It’s so worth it in chocolate, you don’t taste it at all!

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  40. alex posted on September 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (#)

    that coffee creamer tip just changed my life! this cake might really put things over the edge!

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  41. Melissa posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm (#)

    My best friend has a cake similar to this (which I fell absolutely in love with) but it has a LOT of fat in it- at least a cup of oil. So I’m going to take your cue and try it with avocado. I’ll make yours and hers….and I better have a lot of people over to help me it. Thanks for the great recipe :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 7th, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Melissa! The avocado is magical, I swear!

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  42. Pat posted on October 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm (#)

    Can you swap applesauce for the avocado? If not, would the oil also be 1/2 cup? Thanks!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 13th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Yes you can Pat! You just need 1/2 cup of something…oil, applesauce, or a combination! Enjoy!

      Reply

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  44. Lisa@ Cooking with Curls posted on January 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm (#)

    Well I am feeling really left out right now! I must be the only person left on the planet that does not own an iphone, or ipad. I should probably console myself with some of your delicious cake. At least I can listen to my ipod while I bake. ;) It looks crazy delicious Dorothy, and yes, I did guess avocado!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 6th, 2014 at 7:12 am

      You totally need one! It changed our lives…namely because my daughter stole it and uses it all the time. :)

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  45. Veronica posted on January 27, 2014 at 5:37 am (#)

    The cake was amazing but the frosting was a flop for me. It never seemed to thicken and I used the same creamer as in the recipe. I ended up tossing it. :(

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 27th, 2014 at 7:02 am

      I’m sorry Veronica! Was it totally liquidy? Did you chill it at all? I know it can take a while to firm up sometimes, and it’s not totally hard or frosting-like, more like a glaze. Let me know any details and we can troubleshoot.

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  47. Marti posted on January 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm (#)

    LOVE this!! I wish it was sitting in front of me right now! I featured it today! Here’s the link. :)

    Hugs,
    Marti

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 27th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks for the feature Marti!

      Reply

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