Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes w/ Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Avocado Cupcake

Avocado Cupcake

Avocado? In a cupcake? It may sound weird but if you are an avocado fan, you will be pleased.

Replacing the oil with avocado in the cupcakes makes it soft and fluffy.

The avocado taste in the frosting is subtle yet tasty. It lightly tints the frosting green so it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

What do you think? Have you ever had avocado in a dessert? Let us know!

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes w/ Avocado Buttercream Frosting
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes
  • Ingredients:
  • Boxed chocolate cake mix and the ingredients it calls for minus oil
  • ⅓ C. Ripe avocado, mashed (to replace the ⅓ C. oil)
  • Frosting
  • Ingredients:
  • 5 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Stick of butter, softened
  • 1 Ripe avocado, mashed
  • 3 tbs milk
Instructions
  1. Cupcakes
  2. Directions:
  3. 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.
  4. Frosting
  5. Ingredients:
  6. Using a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and avocado until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until combined adding milk, as necessary, to desired consistency.

 

Chunky Avocado Salsa

Chunky Avocado Salsa

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This chunky avocado salsa recipe is a great meat-free alternative. It’s sure to please vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Football season is among us and this would be the perfect dish to bring to a friend’s to snack on with some tortilla chips. This is a perfect Super Bowl party recipe.

When you combine the ingredients this salsa stays chunky, but also gets a little creamy from the avocado. The corn in this salsa recipe adds a nice sweet crunch.

I wasn’t in an onion-y mood when I made this, but this would be great with some diced red onion. Also, you can use a few minced garlic cloves instead of garlic powder to add a more fresh zingy garlic taste.

Serve this chunky avocado salsa with tortilla chips. The scoop kind is perfect to pick up this chunky salsa.

Chunky Avocado Salsa

 

Chunky Avocado Salsa
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Recipe type: Dip, Appetizer
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Avocados, diced
  • 1 C. Corn (I used Canned)
  • 1 C. Black beans
  • Handful of fresh cilantro (to your taste)
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • ¼-1/2 tsp salt (depending on how salty you like it)
  • pepper, to taste
  • 21/2 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add diced tomatoes and avocados and stir gently.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips. The scoop kind are great for this chunky dip.