Now that Valentine’s Day has passed (and I hope every single one one of you had an amazing one!) it’s time to think about one of my favorite days of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. Why is it one of my faves? Well, I’m a tad Irish (Irish and Cherokee – what the combo right?) and I think leprechauns are adorable. I’m constantly searching for my pot of gold, and the food…the food is delish. Keep an eye out for some awesome Corned Beef & Cabbage recipes, but for now, it’s time to satisfy that sweet tooth with something that’s just a little different, but equally delicious – Chocolate Avacado Cupcakes with Avacado Buttercream Frosting.
Boxed chocolate cake mix and the ingredients it calls for minus oil
1/3 C. Ripe avocado, mashed (to replace the 1/3 C. oil)
Follow directions on box, omitting oil and replacing equal amount of mashed avocado.
Reduce baking time by 5 minutes.
Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
5 Cups powdered sugar
1 Stick of butter, softened
1 Ripe avocado, mashed
3 tbs milk
Using a stand or electric mixer, combine butter and avocado until combined and smooth.
Slowly add powdered sugar.
Add milk until you get the consistency you desire.
Frost cupcakes as desired (fully covered or with designs).
- Boxed chocolate cake mix and the ingredients it calls for minus oil
- 1/3 C. Ripe avocado, mashed (to replace the 1/3 C. oil)
- 5 Cups powdered sugar
- 1 Stick of butter, softened
- 1 Ripe avocado, mashed
- 3 tbs milk
- Follow directions on box, omitting oil and replacing equal amount of mashed avocado.
- Reduce baking time by 5 minutes.
- Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Using a stand or electric mixer, combine butter and avocado until combined and smooth.
- Slowly add powdered sugar.
- Add milk until you get the consistency you desire.
- Frost cupcakes as desired (fully covered or with designs).
Gwendolyn Mulholland saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 10:54 am
These look absolutely scrumptious and I would never have thought to use avocado in baking. I am going to add these to my must make list. The frosting also looks super simple to make and I am sure my family would enjoy it.
Sarah Ebner saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 11:05 am
Aren’t avocados amazing? I think they’re delicious just as they are but also great for so many other things including – now I realise – cupcake frosting! I’m sure these are delicious and they look fab too.
Megan Elford saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 11:29 am
Wow, this easy enough that I could even make it, lol! I love how you’ve used boxed mix – it saves time and energy, and is so much easier. And the frosting looks so creamy and delicious! How do you think it would taste with vanilla cupcakes – would it be alright?
Alison saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm
You know I haven’t tried vanilla, but I think it would work just fine taste wise. The only issue may be a bit of a color change due to the color of the Avocado.
kita saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Wait what I can mix my two favorites? This is awesome. I love chocolate and just started loving Avacado. My kids think I am weird when I get my salads filled with the stuff lol
Alison saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm
Oh I can sit down with just a sliced up Avocado and some salt and that’s dinner enough lol
Bernadette Siazon saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm
It’s my first time to read about avocado used in a cupcake! I like avocado because it’s healthy. Too bad I’m still kinda intimated in baking cupcakes. I think I can substitute avocado instead of banana bread. What do you think?
Alison saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 5:42 pm
You know I think it would work great – it’s really a great substitue for oil in any recipe and it makes it a little creamier – I think it would be absolutely delicious in banana bread – now I want to go try it!
Jennifer saysFebruary 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm
I have heard about people baking with avocado but I still have yet to try it. When I am making cake it usually need to be gluten free so I wonder if it would still turn out well with that mix. I will have to give it a shot and let you know.
Tami saysFebruary 17, 2016 at 5:52 am
My daughter and I equally love avocados. This recipe sounds wonderful (and a little sneaky to the guys). Thanks for being very clear about the avocad-oil swap. Done recipes can be confusing.
Sage saysFebruary 17, 2016 at 9:15 am
Finally, something new to make with avocados that doesn’t involve toast! I cannot get onboard with avocado toast in any of its variations, but this recipe has grabbed my attention. Thanks for posting this recipe 🙂