Avocado Cupcakes? It’s a real and delicious thing!


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I found these amazing  cupcakes on: www.willcookforsmiles.com. They are truly delightful.  I added some notes: *just remember that applesauce can be substituted for oil.

Serves: 12 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups of flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup of sugar (*do half sugar and half splenda)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil (*do half oil and half applesauce to reduce fat)
  • ⅔ cup of milk + 1 tbs
  • Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature (* reduced fat cheese cheese)
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • ½ cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line the muffin pan with cupcake lines.
  2. Prepare all the ingredients and have them ready before starting the batter.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
  4. Mash the avocado very well or even put it through food processor, set aside.
  5. Beat the sugar and eggs together, on high speed, until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Lower the mixer to medium, with mixer running, drizzle in the oil and beat until well combined.
  7. Add the avocado mash.
  8. Alternating, beat in dry ingredients and milk on low speed. Starting and ending with dry ingredients.
  9. Divide the batter between the cupcake cups.
  10. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Do a toothpick test to make sure they are done.
  11. Cool completely before frosting.
  12. Combine the ingredients for the frosting in a mixer. Beat until very well combined.
  13. Frost the cupcakes and enjoy!
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