Avocado Cake with Raspberry Filling and Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

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13 g
Total Fat
100 g
Total Carbs
6 g
55 mg
 Avocado Cake with Raspberry Filling and Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

This moist cake recipe uses Fresh California Avocado in place of some of the butter or shortening used in a traditional buttermilk cake. With a raspberry filling and topped with creamy key lime buttercream frosting it’s simply delicious!


Serves: 10
    Baking spray
2 1/4  cups  sifted cake flour (sifted before measuring)
tsp.  baking powder
tsp.  baking soda
1/2  tsp.  salt
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled, and pureed in a food processor or blender until smooth
Tbsp.  butter, at room temperature
cup  sugar
tsp.  vanilla extract
  large eggs
cup  low-fat buttermilk
  Key Lime Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows)
1/2  cup  raspberry jam, for filling
    Frosting Ingredients
1/2    ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
Tbsp.  butter, at room temperature
Tbsp.  low-fat cream cheese
cups  confectioner’s sugar
tsp.  key lime (or regular lime) zest
Tbsp.  key lime (or regular lime) juice
tsp.  vanilla extract
Tbsp.  milk, or more as needed to thin

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 325 degrees F. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with baking spray. Line bottom of each pan with a round of parchment paper, and then spray the parchment with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the pureed avocado and the butter with the sugar until completely combined. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, beat in all of the buttermilk until just combined. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, mixing each addition until just combined. Once all flour is incorporated, increase mixing speed to medium and beat for 20 seconds longer. Be careful to not over mix.
  4. Divide batter among the two prepared cake pans. Bake until golden on top and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on racks for 10 minutes before inverting, removing parchment paper, and cooling completely.
  5. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the pureed avocado with the butter and cream cheese until smooth. With mixer on low speed, gradually add the confectioner’s sugar. Once all the sugar is incorporated, add the lime juice and the vanilla. Add milk, as needed until frosting is light and fluffy. Increase mixing speed to medium and beat for 5 minutes. If frosting is too thin, add a bit more confectioner’s sugar, if too thick adjust by adding a bit more milk.
  7. Place one of the cakes on a plate or platter. Spread the raspberry jam evenly over the surface. Place remaining cake on top. Spread or pipe top and sides of cake with buttercream.

Serving Suggestion: For the tall 3 layer cake (pictured) 1 1/2 cake recipes and a single recipe of buttercream was used. An open star decorating tip (such as a Wilton 199) was used to create the whimsical frosting design.

Beverage pairing: Delicious with a glass of milk.

*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 530
Total Fat 13 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbs 100 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugar 71 g
Protein 6 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 380 mg
Potassium 270 mg

Vitamin A 313 (IU); Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 86 mg; Iron 2.6 mg; Vitamin D 13 (IU); Folate 94 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.83 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15%


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

Chris Scheuer

Chris Scheuer, Café Sucre Farine

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