chocolate avocado cupcakes

April 22, 2013

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We used this recipe (for some reason the sites not working right now) that Steph sent over and it came out great. I did some slight changes to the recipe, like I only used 1/2 cup of sugar, used sweetened chocolate because that’s what I had on hand, and significantly lessened the amount of sugar in the frosting as well. The cupcakes came out nice and round fresh out of the oven, but then slowly sank down after a few minutes. I’m not sure if it’s something I did or the recipe (anyone have an idea why?), but whatever, we just slopped on some frosting, which was also made from avocado, added some sprinkles, and you hardly noticed the sunken in tops.

The girls all really liked and it and I especially liked the frosting. I think that would be my go-to chocolate frosting from now on, especially since it has a much more healthy fat than butter. True’s birthday is coming up and she has been requesting a vegetable cake (where she gets these ideas, I do not know). I’m thinking of either doing this again in cake form or I’m thinking a good red velvet cake recipe using beets. Anyone have a good recipe to share for that?

17 comments on “chocolate avocado cupcakes”

  • sara says:

    These cupcakes look great – yum!
    For a vegetable cake, I have a great recipe for chocolate beet cake…super moist and delicious:

  • Jams says:

    I’m a huge fan of anything that Joy the Baker does, and this cake is no exception!

  • jane says:

    i think i sent you smitten kitchen’s carrot cake muffins with maple cream cheese frosting recipe before ( these are labor intensive (shredding the carrots), but SO worth it. BEST ever carrot cake. EVER.

    i don’t know if i’m brave enough to try avocado-chocolate. 🙂

  • nicole says:

    This is so funny because just the other day I was telling a friend how avocado makes seriously everything taste better. I had said (half joking) “I bet it could even make chocolate better somehow!” Well now I know that maybe it really can! I’m totally going to try this recipe (once I can get the link to work) thanks for the idea!
    And I love avocado shakes too! Ex husband is Vietnamese and Sinh To Bo (avocado shake/smoothie) was a favorite of mine at Viet restaurants!

  • Andria says:

    These look delicious! I’ve made a similar recipe. About the sinking cupcakes — usually I think that’s a problem with leavening, like a little too much baking soda or powder to the ratio. It makes the cupcakes rise faster but then fall again if there is too much. Maybe that will help?…. Anyway, who cares, they still look like heaven!

  • Leire says:

    Andria pointed out one fo the issues that can make the cupcakes fall. Another one is a too sudden change of heat. It is wise to leave them in the oven for a couple of minutes once it was turned off and with the oven door completely OPEN.

  • Caroline says:

    Teresa cutter has a great red velvet cupcake recipe at her website I love to bake, but my littlest one has a dairy allergy which has led me to explore alternatives for cooking. It has actually opened up a whole new world of sweet treats for my whole family. Plus it was great fun having a fuchsia kitchen while making the red velvet cupcakes- I have limited fuschia opportunities being a mama to boys! I look forward to trying avocado cupcakes!

  • ira lee says:

    I make a devils food cake mix with one can of pumpkin- thats it! mix it until your arms want to fall off, bake it like the box says. then i put crushed mint m&m’s on them. they are AMAZING!!!!

    on a side note, the girls have the pretties color skin! 🙂 they are all beautiful!

  • Brandi says:

    I think that sinking in the middle can also have to do with not enough fat in the recipe, though I’d have thought the avacados would take care of that. 🙂

  • MammaGranate says:

    Will you please post the recipe when the site is up? Sarah made these Chocolate Avocado Smoothie yesterday and they were yummy! . We love your blog and read it daily!

  • Shauna says:

    These sound really good. I love avocados by themselves but never tried them with chocolate. Do you taste the avocado at all?

  • MammaGranate says:

    Thanks! Sarah and I are going to make these this weekend and post to our blog but don’t worry we will give you some link love!

  • Jocelan says:

    Thanks for sharing this! Gotta try!

  • Rosalind says:

    I have a nice carrot cake recipe I could email you!?

  • Virginia says:

    Love the recipe! I made them for my sisters and we all loved them. Great idea!

  • alex says:

    this is so yummy and delicious chocolate avocado cupcakes. everyone would love to try these cupcakes. thanks for sharing this article and delicious recipe of chocolate avocado cupcakes.

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