When brands approach me with projects, I am careful to choose who I work with, because I am particular with what kind of ingredients I use in my daily foods for my family’s needs. I will not work with a brand that I do not believe in, or if I know that they do not use good ingredients, or have good ethical practices. So when Feedfeed asked me if I was interested in working with La Tourangelle, my instant reaction was OF COURSE! I have been wanting to work with this brand for the longest time, for various reasons! For one, they are locally based in Berkeley and I believe in supporting local brands and local businesses. Secondly, they are organic and 100% all-natural expeller pressed and free of chemicals, which makes me feel good that I am using good ingredients in the food that I put on the table for my family. Thirdly, their packaging is so chic and they are environment friendly too! 🙂
So, I am very excited to partner with Feedfeed and La Tourangelle on this project to showcase their oils! I created a Chocolate Avocado Oil Cake with a Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Buttercream Frosting! The Avocado Oil is a pretty emerald green oil has a fine fruity roundness that makes it lovely for both sweet and savory applications. The avocado oil was used to make the chocolate cake. It is a very moist cake, and spongy and delicious!
I made a fresh Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Jam to put into the buttercream frosting. The jam is done in 15 minutes, and is super delicious, on plain toast as well! I used the jam to make an American Buttercream frosting. To add more strawberry flavor and color, I added freeze dried strawberry powder as well, it enhances the taste a lot! The buttercream compliments the chocolate avocado oil cake, really well and is absolutely fantastic in taste. I made a plain buttercream frosting with various colors for pretty piping, using rosette and star tips. I also used edible gold leaf to give it that touch of elegance as well.
The cake was gobbled up by my family pretty quickly cause it turned out so tasty! If you do get a chance to make it, please tag @thejamlab in your Instagram post, and/or leave a comment below on this blog post to let me know how you liked it!