Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Cauliflower Frosting

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!!
Chocolate Cupcakes
by Jessica Seinfeld
Deceptively Delicious
(with avocado and cauliflower)  
makes 12
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.       


  1. Cooking Rookie says

    Avocado and cauliflower cupcake… I was thinking for a while about trying veggies in cakes, and you just provided a proof that it's possible :-)
    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. The Real Dish says

    You are hilarious! I feel the same way about my profs too; they are all out to get me, I know it!! Also, when I feel like I have been working particularly hard at school, I cook or bake as a treat to myself :)

    I love this recipe. I am going to make the muffins and NOT tell anyone the ingredients, have them try it, and then spring it on them that there are veggies in them!
    Thanks – Cheers!

  3. Rita says

    Hi Bonnie, thank you for visit my blog and for follow it.
    These cupcakes are very particular but I'm sure they're delicious!

    Cheers from Italy,

  4. Devaki says

    Dear Bonnie – What a cow! your Spanish teacher that is but we've all had one of these, don't you think?

    Anyway – LOVE LOVE LOVE the mix of veggies to cup cakes. I honestly love how daring you are when it comes to mixing desserts with veggies.

    Bravo you!

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  5. Fresh Local and Best says

    What an intriguing recipe! Those cupcakes look fabulous and there are so many great ingredients in them.

  6. Sara says

    hmmm…seems like sacrilege to me. I mean, aren't cupcakes suposed to be bad…isn't that the fun of it? No, really, they sound strange, but I bet they are great! I bet the avocado made them uber moist!Fabulous job as usual.

  7. Beatrice says

    I've snuck cauliflower into mac and cheese, but never thought of adding it to cupcake frosting. Good to know that the cupcakes should cool before serving…

  8. Heather says

    So sorry to hear about your teacher. No fun there, but these cupcakes are very fun! What a combo with using the avocado and cauliflower. I will have to give these a try for my girls. Thanks for sharing!

  9. grace says

    avocado in a cupcake? i can definitely get behind that idea–i love the stuff. cauliflower in frosting? i have a harder time thinking that'd be tasty. i'd give it a try though!

  10. Barbara says

    Wow. I would never have even tried these to start with. You are very brave! Obviously you trust the source of this recipe completely! When I looked at the muffin, my first thought was zucchini bread; and I love that, so why not this? The cauliflower thing makes me hesitate, but I've pureed that before and it tasted a lot like mashed potatoes. So, I'm game to give this a try!

    Sorry about your teacher, but hang in there.

  11. marla {family fresh cooking} says

    Sorry to hear about your annoying teacher. As if we don't have enough craziness going on in our world all the time! Especially with little kids. These cupcakes would make everything all better. They sound & look great. Love the sneaky additions. Yes, you gotta try those Ezekiel cookies, do share what you think :)

  12. RamblingBabushka says

    Avocado = good
    Cauliflower = good
    Chocolaty cupcake = good

    Combine them all in my opinion = perfection.

    HA! You're brave! I would be very hesitant to try a recipe like this on a whim. Clearly I need to experiment more!

    Have a great day!

  13. Marina says

    Wow, this recipe really caught me off guard. Avocado in the batter and cauliflower in the frosting??? I have to admit, it has peaked my curiosity.

  14. Anna says

    Oh! Dear, this spanish teacher waffles killer, she should be ashamed to take little kids yummy breakie.LOL At least the good for you muffins compensated the waffleless morning. :-)


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