American Dream Cupcakes

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5 g
Total Fat
0.1 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
22 g
Total Carbs
 American Dream Cupcakes

Fresh California Avocado replaces the butter or oil in a traditional cupcake recipe and creates a delicious, light green cupcake. Topped with a simple cream cheese frosting and patriotic cake decorations they are a symbol of the American dream!


Serves: 12
1/2  cup  pureed California Avocado
3/4  cup  granulated sugar
  large eggs
1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
1/2  tsp.  salt
1 1/2  tsp.  baking powder
1/2  cup  low-fat buttermilk
1 1/2  tsp.  vanilla
  As needed  Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below)
  As needed  Patriotic cake decorations
    Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
oz.  cream cheese, softened
Tbsp.  low-fat milk, or more as needed
cup  powdered sugar

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with foil or non-stick cups.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, combine avocado puree and sugar. Beat until very smooth and even in color.
  3. Add eggs. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl. Gradually blend in flour mixture alternating with buttermilk and vanilla into the batter, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Divide batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted into one of the center cupcakes comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in the cupcakes tins for 5 minutes, then remove to a rack and cool to room temperature. Frost with Easy Cream Cheese Frosting and decorate with patriotic cake decorations.

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat softened cream cheese in a medium mixer bowl until light and creamy. There should be no lumps.
  2. Beat in milk and then about ¾ of the powdered sugar. Taste and add more powdered sugar and/or milk depending on your preference for sweetness and spreadability.

Beverage Pairings: Nice with a glass of iced coffee.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 150
Total Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Protein 4 g
Total Carbs 22 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Potassium 90 mg
Total Sugar 9 g

Vitamin A 179 (IU); Vitamin C 0.6 mg; Calcium 72 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 10 (IU); Folate 40 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.03 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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