California Avocado in this frosting not only replaces some of the butter of traditional frosting recipes, it also makes for an amazingly creamy texture, a decorators delight! It pipes, swirls and twirls like a dream. Use to frost cakes or cookies and garnish with patriotic sprinkles or candies for an All-American theme.
California Avocado Chocolate Frosting
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|2 3/4||cups||confectioner’s sugar|
|6||Tbsp.||unsweetened cocoa powder|
|3||Tbsp.||butter, at room temperature|
|1/2||ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded peeled, and pureed|
|1||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
Frosts one 8-inch round (two-layer) cake
- In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter with the pureed avocado until smooth.
- Gradually add the sugar mixture, adding a Tbsp. of the milk for moisture.
- Blend in the vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy, adjusting the consistency with more milk or sugar.
Serving Suggestion: The frosting can be applied with an off-set knife. For a more festive look, place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a 1M or 2D pastry tip and pipe icing in a random back and forth swirly pattern onto cake (pictured).
*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.
Vitamin A 120 (IU); Vitamin C .65 mg; Calcium 8 mg; Iron .5 mg; Vitamin D 3 (IU); Folate 8 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.024 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%