Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

I was a vegetarian for many years and decided maybe a year ago that I missed fried chicken. You just can't fry tofu the same as chicken. During my vegetarian years I found this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes. I've always wanted to make it but never got around to it for some reason. My husband looked at me like I had lost my mind so that may be part of the reason. I have recently started working at a cupcake shop and so I decided now was the time. I made these little bites a joy a few days ago and they were lovely. I did make a traditional chocolate buttercream for the top because the glaze it's supposed to have has tofu in it. I'm obviously not afraid of tofu and even really would have liked to try it but my son can't have soy and I wanted him to be able to eat them. I don't buy tofu anymore needless to say. I actually had to tell my husband to stop eating them before I could get them iced. I finally got them iced and he ate a few more. They are minis that I made. I made 27 minis instead of 12 standard size. They are a lot fluffier than I thought they would be for some reason and extremely moist. I don't think you can taste the avocado which I think is the point but one of my friends said she tasted at the end. We also toyed with the idea of an avocado buttercream but decided it would brown to easily. It has already been requested of me to make this version for a friend who has a soy allergy and a milk allergy. I'm going to make it with rice milk instead since that's what my son drinks already so we always have it. I feel confident that they will be a hit :).

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

I made a quarter of the buttercream recipe and still had about half left over so account for that if you decide to use that recipe. Happy Baking!

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