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Easy Ginger Avocado Cake with Lemon Drizzle - Fab Food 4 All
5 from 11 votes

Easy Spelt Ginger Avocado Cake with Lemon Drizzle

Easy Ginger Avocado Cake with Lemon Drizzle is a beautifully moist and delicious cake packed full of nutrients and fibre which is helped by the inclusion of spelt wholemeal flour and 3 avocados.
Course Snack, teatime
Cuisine British
Keyword Avocado, cake, healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 3 small very ripe avocados 400 g unpeeled weight
  • 75 g soft butter or buttery spread
  • 200 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 30 g crystallised ginger minced in a herb chopper or very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 170 g wholemeal spelt flour

For drizzle

  • 175 g icing sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced


  • lemon jelly slices optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4.
  2. Grease a 11 x 21 cm loaf tin (1.3 L capacity).
  3. Mash the avocados (a blender works well).
  4. Place mashed avocado into a mixing bowl and beat in the butter, sugar, egg, crystallised ginger and vanilla extract. (I used an electric whisk).

  5. Add the bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix in the flour last.
  6. Pour into the prepared tin.
  7. Bake for 55 minutes to 60 minutes until springs back to the touch.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  9. Prepare drizzle by adding stirring enough lemon juice into the icing sugar to form a thick glossy icing.
  10. Pour drizzle over the cooled cake and decorate with lemon jelly slices if using.
  11. Allow icing to set, slice and serve.