California Avocado Spice Cake with California Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting
|2||cups||Fresh California Avocado, peeled, pitted, mashed|
|3||cups||flour, all purpose|
|1||tsp.||nutmeg, freshly grated|
|California Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting|
|8||oz.||cream cheese, softened|
|2/5||cup||Fresh California Avocado, peeled, pitted, pureed|
|1/2||tsp.||pure vanilla extract|
|Caramelized California Avocado|
|1||each, Fresh California Avocado, peeled and pitted|
|As needed||granulated sugar|
|As needed||vegetable oil|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Cream together sugar and butter. Add the avocado and eggs and beat to incorporate. Mix in the buttermilk.
- Mix together the flour, spices and baking soda. Add them to the batter and mix well.
- Toss the raisins, walnuts and small amount of flour together. Add to the batter and mix in.
- Pour into an ungreased ½ sheet pan and bake at 350 until done and golden, about 35 minutes. Cool to room temperature before frosting.
California Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting Preparation
- Beat together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in the pureed avocado.
- Beat in the powdered sugar, sour cream and vanilla. Refrigerate.
- Shelf life of the frosting is 3 days.
Caramelized California Avocado
- Slice each half of the avocado end to end, into 16 slices.
- Press both sides of each slice into sugar.
- Sauté on medium in a little bit of oil in a non-stick sauté pan until the sugar is caramelized, flip and repeat on other side.
- Slice the cooled cake 8 X 4. Pipe on the frosting. Top each piece with a slice of caramelized avocado. Refrigerate.
California Avocado Spice Cake Yields: ½ sheet pan, 32 servings
California Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting Yields: 23 oz., enough for ½ sheet pan
Caramelized California Avocado Yields: 32 slices
*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.