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Avocado cake

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Avocado cake
A mocha almond fudge avocado layer cake. Avocado is present within the layers of the cake.
A mocha almond fudge avocado layer cake. Avocado is present within the layers of the cake.
Serving temperatureCold or warmed
Main ingredientsAvocado fruit and cake batter
Similar dishesFruitcake

Avocado cake is a cake prepared using avocado as a primary ingredient, together with other typical cake ingredients. The avocados can be mashed, and may be used as an ingredient in cake batter, in cake toppings and alone atop a cake. Cake variations include raw avocado cake, avocado brownies and avocado cheesecake. Raw, uncooked versions of avocado cake can be high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are derived from avocado. Avocado-based cake toppings include avocado fool and avocado crazy.


Avocado is a primary ingredient in avocado cake

Avocado is a main ingredient in avocado cake, along with other typical cake ingredients.[1] Various varieties of avocados can be used. Avocado cake may have a subtle avocado flavor imbued in the dish.[2] Mashed avocado can be used as an ingredient in the batter and in cake frostings and toppings.[1][3][4] Sliced avocado can be used to top or garnish it,[3] as can other ingredients such as the zest of citrus fruits.[5]

Additional ingredients used can include yogurt, buttermilk, raisins, dates, walnuts, hazelnuts, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg[1][6] among others. Lemon juice may be used on the avocado to prevent browning from occurring.[5] Avocado cake can be prepared as a vegetarian and vegan dish.[4][7] Chocolate cake and pancakes can be prepared with avocado as an ingredient in the batter.[4][6]


Raw avocado cake[edit]

Avocado cake can be prepared as an uncooked cake using raw avocados and other raw ingredients, which are blended together into a smooth consistency and then chilled.[5] A food processor can be used to blend the ingredients.[5] Raw avocado cake prepared with a significant amount of avocado may contain substantial amounts of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are derived from avocado.[a]

Avocado brownies[edit]

Avocado brownies are brownies prepared using avocado as a primary ingredient.[8] The use of overripe avocados may contribute to the gooey, fudge-like consistency of the dish.[8] Black beans can be used in the dish, and can be used in the place of flour.[9]

Avocado cheesecake[edit]

Avocado cheesecake is a style of cheesecake prepared using avocado as a main ingredient.[10] Raw avocados may be used in its preparation,[11] and it may have a creamy texture and consistency.[12] Avocado cheesecake was featured in an episode of the television show MasterChef in March 2015.[10]

Avocado-based cake toppings[edit]

Avocado cakes can be topped with an avocado-based fool.[1] A fool is a pressed fruit mixture or fruit purée that is mixed with cream or custard.[1] The term "fool" in this context dates to the 16th century, and was also a synonym for "a trifling thing of small consequence."[1]

Some milk sponge cakes can be topped with avocado crazy, a food in Sri Lankan cuisine.[3] Avocado crazy can be prepared with avocado, cream, sugar and lemon juice.[3] Rum may also be added.[3] Avocado crazy may have a creamy texture and flavor.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "This cake is packed full of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which help keep the skin looking young and feeling soft, because of the high avocado content."[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Darley, J.J. (1993). Know and Enjoy Tropical Fruit: Tropical Fruit and Nuts: a Cornucopia. P & S Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-646-13539-7.
  2. ^ Daza, Sandy (March 5, 2015). "Take a bite–new cake discoveries in the city". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Castella, K. (2010). A World of Cake. Storey Pub. p. 255. ISBN 978-1-60342-576-6.
  4. ^ a b c Hornby, Jane (April 1, 2015). "Chocolate avocado cake". BBC Good Food. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Raw avocado super-cake". The Independent. December 12, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "10 Unexpected Ways To Eat Avocados". The Huffington Post. July 29, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  7. ^ Kumai, Candice (July 17, 2015). "Vegan Dark Chocolate-Avocado Cake". Yahoo! Style. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b Shreeves, Robin (May 6, 2015). "Don't toss that overripe avocado! 7 ways to salvage it". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Morelan, Jeanette (February 1, 2016). "Unsuspecting Sweets: Most Shared Black Bean Dessert Recipes". The Kansan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Daly, Emma (March 11, 2015). "MasterChef: Avocado cheesecake doesn't hit the right notes". Radio Times. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Marshall, Kate (October 21, 2015). "How to grow avocados". Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  12. ^ Stachelski, Deborah (October 23, 2015). "Austin's Most Innovative Executive Chefs". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 8, 2016.

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