Friday, February 1, 2013

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing

This post brought to you by Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love Avocados from Mexico!  I love to eat them plain, make guacamole, cut them up and toss them into a salad, put it on a sandwich...you get the point!  It doesn't matter how often I eat it, I never get tired of it.  I love the creamy consistency and buttery taste that seems to go with everything!  I got to thinking and realized that I never baked with avocado.  I read up on it and it states that you can substitute avocados for butter.  So I took one of my chocolate cupcake recipes and put it to the test.  As far as the taste, you can't tell the difference.  As far as texture, it's a little different.  I topped them off with some peanut butter icing, gave them to the kids and they were gone in no time at all!

While I was looking up on how to incorporate avocados, I found the Share the Avocado Love Facebook app.  It's so cute because you can send virtual gifts like avocado slices and guacamole.  I sent some to my sister as a little treat!  You can also download ringtones, wallpaper, and even screen savers.  

Plus there is an entire Avocados from Mexico Cafe Press store.  I ordered a T-shirt like the one above, however it hasn't arrived yet.  As soon as it does, I'll post a picture...now onto the recipe!

Ingredients are as follows:

2 C cake flour
1 C sugar
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
dash of salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1 C mashed avocado
1 C warm water

Peanut Butter Icing
 1/2 C butter, softened
1 C creamy peanut butter
2 C powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp. milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line cupcake pan with liners.

Place flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, vanilla and avocado into a bowl.

Mix until incorporated; pour in the water.

Mix until combined.

Evenly pour the batter into the cupcake liners.

Bake 18-20 minutes; until a toothpick comes out clean.  Set aside to cool.

Whip the butter and peanut butter until creamy.

Mix in the powdered sugar.

Slowly whip in the milk until you get the desired consistency.

Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

If you love avocados as much I do then I hope you'll participate in the #iloveavocados Twitter party on February 7th between 3:00 and 4:00pm EST.
Just follow @guacgrl or hashtag #iloveavocados to be a part of the fun!

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  1. How creative! I love avocados too so this sounds great!

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  3. Got some Avocados begging to be used, guess what I am making tomorrow!


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