Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Frosting

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 3 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of chopped avocado (I used one small avocado which was a bit more than 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of white vinegar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F / 180 C. Line or grease a cupcake tray and set aside.
  2. Chop up the avocado and add to a blender or food processor.Top off with the oil, water, vanilla, vinegar, and the sugar.
  3. Blend well until the avocados get pureed completely.
  4. Mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Well, ideally you should sift them together so please do that and don’t be like me.
  5. Tip the wet ingredients into the dry.
  6. Gently whisk together until you see no traces of the dry mixture in the batter.
  7. Pour into the lined cupcake tray about 3/4 of the way.
  8. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out with dry crumbs. The top may crack a bit, that’s totally fine

Avocado Frosting

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup agave nectar (or honey)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. To make the Avocado Frosting: In a blender or using a hand mixer, mix together the mashed avocados, cocoa powder, agave and vanilla until smooth. Let sit in the fridge until cupcakes are cool and frosting is stiff – enjoy!

Credits to: m.facebook.com/TastyRecipe