Yowza! Avocado and Poppy Seed Cake

Monday, February 25, 2013

Avocado cake do or don't? What's your pick? Remember when a few months ago we talked about this nifty little butter substitute trick where you basically swap half of the required butter with creamy avocado? Well, this phenomena totally changed the way I bake and the fantastic thing is that it actually makes the cakes and cookies softer, chewier and of course much healthier. The best part is that it truly doesn’t affect the taste.

So, today I have a treat for you that I'm dying to share: an avocado and poppy seed cake!


Yup, it’s green, it’s finger-licious and it's very healthy. It’s like a 2.0 of a traditional banana-loaf and all our friends agreed that it is one of the creamiest, sweetest and beautifully fluffy cakes they ever tasted. So, let’s dig in. You’re game? Would you try it? xo

Here is the full recipe:
(Recipe adapted from Je veux etre bonne - Food Me Over)

Ingredients:
- 50 g. butter
- 2 small avocados or one big
- 180 g. brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 100 g. flour
- 50 g. poppy seeds
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice

For the icing:
- 1 small avocado
-  1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 200 g. icing sugar

Preheat oven to 340°F (or 160°C). In a medium bowl mix together the soft butter, the sugar, the avocados and the lemon juice. Stir until well combined. Next, separate the egg whites from the yolks. Mix in the yolks one by one and in another bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff and set them aside. Next, add the flour, the baking soda and the poppy seeds to the batter. Mix well and then fold in very gently the egg whites. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes but make sure the top doesn’t burn. If it gets too dark, just cover with foil and return to oven.

Next, while your cake is in the oven, place one little avocado into the food processor and process until creamy. Next add the lemon juice and the icing sugar and blend until totally smooth.

After the cake is ready, let it cool off for a few minutes and then cut it in half lengthwise and fill it with the icing. If you have some of the icing left, you can also spread it on the top of the cake or you can simply sprinkle some powder sugar on top instead. Ta dah!


P.S: More avocado goodness:  this taco, those finger snacks, that booster and this glorious sandwich!
P.P.S: Plus, more recipes that tickle my fancy right now.

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11 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

drooling here....
I miss avocado so much!!
In the past few times I tried it my mouth swells :(
So weird.
Getting old sux!!!
Amy

Ethaney said...

oh wow, this looks super healthy, pretty and interesting! i love that color green...

Monique said...

wait what!? Avocado and cake?? I need to try this! Sounds amazing and unique!

Young at Heart said...

if you offered me a slice I'd try it but honestly......I don't think I'd bake it.....good for halloween though!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh boy, Amy...how weird! Btw: you're not getting old at all...Silly you:)

Diana Mieczan said...

I love that shade of green too, Ethaney :)

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Oh boy this looks good.

Kait said...

Yum! And how perfect with St. Patrick's Day coming up... green treats are oh so appropriate :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Kait, you are so right...I LOVE St. Patrick's Day:)

HiLLjO said...

Yum!!! Might have to make this!!

Diana Mieczan said...

HiLLjO:) xo

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