California Avocado Chocolate Frosting

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 160
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 25mg
Total Carbs 30g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 1g
Potassium 90mg

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%


*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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.

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Serves: 10

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 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Frosts one 8-inch round (two-layer) cake

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter with the pureed avocado until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the sugar mixture, adding a Tbsp. of the milk for moisture.
  4. 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.

Did You Know?

In addition to using avocados in baking as a smart substitution for butter and shortening, California Avocados are wonderful in other desserts like avocado pie, avocado mousse and avocado ice cream.

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


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