Coconut Lime Cupcakes - With A Twist!!

I had a crazy thought...
while eating guacamole the other night.

I bet avocado would make an uber smooth and creamy frosting...

As a matter of fact, I am certainly not the first to think this. Through research on the subject, I have found several vegan blogs who used avocado in place of butter with rave reviews. So, I was on to something for sure!

1 ripe avocado
2 oz. cream cheese, cold
2 tbsp. butter, room temp.
2 cups of powder sugar
{You may use a little less or more depending on the consistency you prefer}
1 tsp. good vanilla extract
Zest of a lime

Place avocado, cream cheese and butter to a bowl and mix until well incorporated. Add sugar slowly until consistency is reached. Then, add in the vanilla and lime zest. Beat on high for several minutes until light and fluffy.

Look at that beautiful green color! This frosting is cool and creamy with just a slight tang from the cream cheese and zest! I wanted these to have a rustic, made from home look, so I just swirled some frosting on my cakes with the back of a spoon. If you would like to pipe your frosting, you will need to refrigerate the frosting for a few minutes for it to stiffen ... or if you like super sweet frostings, just add more powder sugar.

I paired this with coconut cupcakes. If you do not have a favorite coconut cake recipe, try Ina Garten's recipe from Food Network. It's a great recipe!

Avocado-Lime cream cheese frosting has amazing texture that just cools the throat. You don't necessarily get an avocado taste - you feel more of it's creaminess - but they make a lime frosting that I give 2 thumbs up to!



GStaples said...

I don't care for avocados, maybe this is one way, even I would it them! It does look good!