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Avocado Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Buttercream

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Avocado Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Buttercream

Yep, that's right! Avocado creates a tender, moist cupcake, and chocolate orange buttercream makes the ideal zesty topping!
Servings 12

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • cups spelt flour
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp egg lightly beaten*
  • 1 ripe banana roughly chopped
  • ½ large avocado mashed
  • ¼ cup coconut oilmelted
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Orange Buttercream

  • 1 ½ ripe avocados
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest you can omit this if you don't love the orange/chocolate combo and it will still be delicious!

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line with cupcake liners. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • In blender, combine egg, banana, avocado, coconut oil, orange juice, almond milk, vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  • Add liquid ingredients to dry and fold to incorporate.
  • Scoop approximately ¼ cup batter into each liner and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (*check at 15 minutes).
  • Allow to cool completely before topping with Chocolate Orange Buttercream.

Chocolate Orange Buttercream

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until completely smooth. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using as a spread for your cupcakes.

Notes

*Substitute with a flax egg for vegan: 1 T flax meal plus 3 T water, sit for 10 minutes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, Bakery, cake, chocolate, Dairy Free, dairyfree, family friendly, healthy, healthy baking, healthy dessert, healthy recipe, hidden veggie, Vegetarian
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