Day 310 – Avocado Cupcakes

6 Jun

TGIF!  Right?  Yes!  It is Friday.  Such a good day of the week.  And today is especially beautiful outside, here in NYC.  Today I wanted something different.  Not necessarily healthy, but not necessarily unhealthy either.  Something I could eat and still want to go outside and enjoy the sunshine.  These Avocado Cupcakes (recipe below from Will Cook for Smiles) caught my eye.  A little different, a little sweet, a little savory and a little…well…green??  Why not?!

Avocado-Cake     Mini-Avocado-Cake

The cupcakes are smooth and creamy and borderline greasy.  They have a smooth, lightly sweet avocado flavor.

Cream-Cheese-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy. It has a sweet vanilla cream cheese flavor.  Simple.  Sweet.  Cream cheese.

Avocado-Cupcake     Mini-Avocado-Cupcake

The cupcake is light and smooth.  An ideal texture for a cupcake.  The frosting is the strongest flavor.  The cupcake gives it an almost fake taste though. Like it was a flavoring, and not real.  It’s very interesting.  Not bad, but any means, just interesting.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 18

RECIPE

Avocado Cupcakes (recipe from Will Cook for Smiles)

Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup of milk + 1 tbsp

Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For directions visit Will Cook for Smiles.

*Tomorrow: Root Beer Float Cupcakes*

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