Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Cauliflower Frosting
|February 27, 2010||Posted by Vianney under Sweet Treats, Uncategorized|
I awoke this morning feeling just wonderful, got dressed and thought “wow I should make the girls’ waffles that would be nice.” I turned on my comp and decided to check my classes first while they were getting dressed for the day. I take online classes at the local college -which has worked out great for me because I am here daily for my girls’. Well I log on and that was it–my day was completely ruined…I swear…I’ve about had it with my Spanish teacher..she must have it out for me or just decides to torture me daily. Every Monday she puts out the assignment and we have until 11:59 Wednesday night to submit. Well I always receive my assignment and submit the next morning. This works for me one because I have other classes and two I want to BLOG!! Well it never fails- the next day she will add or change something on the assignment- kick back my submission and tell me I did it wrong. What??? My god this lady give me fits of rage mixed with anxiety!! Also this is not a beginner’s Spanish class- this is a Spanish class for Spanish speakers- hey I can speak your ear off in Spanish I can read anything in Spanish…but what exactly does this lady want from me??? Is she trying to totally freak me out?? Does she want to me begin speaking to her in Tex-Mex cause I will!! So she completely ruined my morning I had to redo my assignment and re submit it- then I began to feel worse because I did not make my girls’ their waffles. So I decided that we should make cupcakes together- one to include them in the fun and man I needed comfort badly. This cupcake is a little different the base has a puree of avocado and the frosting has a puree of cauliflower which might sound off to you, but trust me they were tasty!!
After I sat down with my girls’ and munched on our cupcakes I really felt better- so Mrs. Spanish teacher were stuck with each other until the end of the semester so give me all you got….try to torture me..try to ruin my perfect GPA I work my big booty off for…just try me….trust me I’ll win!! Sweetlife always wins!! Enjoy!!
I almost stopped the recipe and grabbed a bag of tortilla chip…but I held it together!
I’m not gonna lie… I was worried about the taste of the frosting and was I ever surprised..uber delish!!
by Jessica Seinfeld
(with avocado and cauliflower)
nonstick cooking spray
1 cup avocado puree
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup nonfat milk (skim)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 large egg whites
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1– 8oz pkg reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup cauliflower puree
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper baking cups.
2. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer beat the avocado puree, sugar, milk, vanilla, and vinegar until smooth. Beat in the egg whites one at a time just until incorporated.
3. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix until smooth. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake until the tops of the cupcakes are lightly browned and spring back to the touch, 15 to 20 minutes. Turn out onto a rack to cool completely before frosting them.
4 For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, cauliflower puree, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Spread over the cooled cupcakes.
5. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container at room temp for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to a month.
**Her note** The taste of the avocado is still slightly detectable when the cupcakes are warm, so be sure they’re completely cool before you serve.
I made only half of the frosting…I didn’t want a mound of frosting.
I did cool my completely so I didn’t taste the avocado, but I love avocado so i really wouldn’t have mind.
puree to make this you get two avocados and whiz them in your food processor until smooth- the cauliflower puree steam the cauliflower and the also process until smooth.
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