Avocado Cake

Avocado Cake

Avocado makes a very good addition to a cake. It doesn’t add its flavour but makes the cake very light and slightly moist.

Recipe:

100g Butter

100g Caster Sugar

2 Large Eggs

2 Avocado’s, peeled, de-stoned and mashed

225g Self-Raising Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Juice of 1 Lemon

A little caster sugar and poppy seeds to sprinkle on top

Set the oven to 180c and prepare a 2 lb loaf tin.

Beat the caster sugar and butter together till light and creamy. Add the mashed avocado and lemon juice and continue to beat until well mixed. Beat the eggs well separately. Sift the flour and baking powder and fold gently into the sugar/butter mixture along with the beaten eggs. Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle caster sugar and poppy seeds over the top if required (this gave a little crunch to the soft, moist texture of the cake.)Bake for about 1 hour or until well risen and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin.

I was pleased with this cake as it was very light, moist and incredibly tasty and got big thumbs up from my tasters. It’s also a very pretty shade of green and includes one of your ‘five a day’! What’s not to like? Definitely a cake to make again! 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Avocado Cake

  1. Avocados are not often used in desserts, which is surprising as they are super delicious! They add a creamy texture and moistness like bananas do, so I enjoy cakes that have avocados and your recipe sounds good and easy. I enjoyed reading your post…
    Good luck on challenge!

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  2. Like Bananas, Avocados add creaminess and moisture to cakes. I don’t know why they are not very popular in desserts! Your recipe sounds good, I will give it a try for sure :))
    Good luck in Challenge!

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    • Thanks! The cake really did have a creamy, moist texture – I will definitely be using avocado’s in cakes again! 🙂

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    • Thankyou! That’s so kind of you to let me know – I’m really pleased you have enjoyed it as much as I have! 🙂

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  3. I have lots of avocado at home right now and decided to search an avocado recipe that I could experiment with. Stumbled to this site and now I am baking this cake. I changed it a bit, added a bit of milk & dessicated coconut & some chia seeds. I want to surprise my fiance with this new recipe. Hope it turns out well! 🙂 we are such fan of avocado! 🙂

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    • I think its a great basic recipe to experiment with – your flavour combinations sound amazing! Let me know how you get on – I love avocado and would like to experiment a bit more too! 🙂

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