When I walked into the kitchen the morning of September 18, four surprises awaited me:
1. Recipes and cookbooks strewn about the kitchen floor, thanks to two ridiculous cats who like to hunt each other.
2. A heart-warming, thoughtful, funny Happy Birthday post from real-life friend and fellow blogger, Jules. (As a belated gift to me, please check it out: Do You Know What Today Is?)
3. This birthday card from Mr. Rache, because we are romantic.
4. And a yellow boxed cake, made the night before by Mr. Rache, because he IS romantic (and doesn’t always adhere to my local, whole-food approach to eating).
Because I try not to eat processed, sugary foods, I never eat yellow boxed cake, which is the one prepackaged food I crave at least once a week. However, I do NOT crave the can of store-bought, corn-syrup frosting that was sitting on the counter alongside the cake. Lucky for me, in true dude form, Mr. Rache did not get around to actually frosting the cake with the aforementioned corn syrup.
Enter my perfect birthday afternoon: making frosting. And since it was my birthday and I was already eating yellow boxed cake, I threw all (local) caution to the far-reaching wind and bought some avocados.
But avocados are NOT LOCAL to the Mid-Atlantic states, you say? Right you are, but it’s MY birthday, so I can change the rules. And come ON, nothing says “party” like getting out the food processor and mashing avocado and chocolate together.
Happy Birthday Chocolate Avocado Frosting
2 avocados, diced large
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup (local) honey
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted (choose your chips carefully–the frosting will taste JUST like the chips you choose)
Add the avocado chunks to a food processor and blend until smooth with absolutely no clumps.
Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth. The frosting will be so thick you can hold a spoonful upside down and it won’t fall off the spoon. Oh, and it will be the silkiest smooth frosting you’ve ever had.