California Avocado Chocolate Frosting

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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5 g
Total Fat
30 g
Total Carbs
1 g
10 mg
 California Avocado Chocolate Frosting

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.


Serves: 10
2 3/4  cups  confectioner’s sugar
Tbsp.  unsweetened cocoa powder
Tbsp.  butter, at room temperature
1/2    ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded peeled, and pureed
Tbsp.  milk, or more as needed to thin
tsp.  vanilla extract

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

  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.

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

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%


*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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