Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Avacado Cupcakes (with butter free icing)

I bought quite a few avacados the other day, not one of the vegetables i commonly buy, and wondered what to do with them all. Since I love cupcakes i thought why not try making avadado cupcakes. I have never heard about or eaten avacado cupcakes or any dessert with avacados so didn't know what they would turn like. However the idea of having avacado in the cupcake makes it sound much healthier and you forget about the sugar and butter you are eating, instead you think about the vitamins and minerals. Did you know a diet high in avacados can lower cholesterol; I am not saying that these cupcakes are exactly healthy but I guess they are a better choice than chocolate cupcakes for example. Furthermore the best bit about this cupcake is the lovely green colour with no artificial colourings.This is definitely an interesting flavour, quite different from other cupcakes I have tasted, and I would love to know your thoughts on it.


Avacado cupcakes:
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
3 eggs
2 avacados
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt

Avacado Icing:
1 avacado
Juice of 1/2 lemon (definitely needed as this stops the avacado mixture from turning brown)
4 cups icing sugar


For the cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Mix butter and sugar well so that they combined.
3. Mash or blend the 2 avacados and mix this ino the butter mixture.
4. Add the eggs and whisk until combined.
5. Sift the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture in parts, slowly folding the flour in.

6. Line a cupcake tray with paper paper cases and add the mixture to them.
7. Bake for 20 mins. Leave the cupcakes to cool once they are done.

For the icing:
1. Put the flesh of 1 avacado into the blender so that it is smooth and there are no lumps.
2. Mix the juice of half a lemon into the avacado mixture.
3. Slowly add the icing sugar to the avacado mixture, mixing well after each addition.
4. Judge the consistency of the icing- if it is too runny add more icing sugar.
5. The best bit- ice the cupcakes.

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1 comment:

  1. avocado is technically a fruit :) sounds good though!