yup. avocado cupcakes. these cupcakes are so so so so so good!!! these might just be the best chocolate cupcakes i ever made. i love them, love them, love them.
my husband has been a little stressed at work lately so i made him some "love ya cupcakes". i wanted to combine his two favorite foods (chocolate and avocados) with mine (cupcakes!). i found this awesome recipe from vegetarian times and just made a few substitutions.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1 cup agave nectar (substituted for maple syrup)
3/4 cup nonfat milk (substituted for soy milk)
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
you can follow the directions on the vegetarian times website. the recipe says it makes 12 cupcakes but i actually had enough batter to make 12 regular cupcakes plus 12 minis.
(sorry but i had to try the minis before i took the picture)
i love they way they baked with puffy tops.
for a quick topping i dipped them in chocolate. i bought a whole bunch of these baker's dipping chocolate containers because i found them on sale for less than a dollar each. i kinda like the way they look on top of cupcakes and it is really easy substitute for frosting. especially when i don't feel like washing lots of dishes!
so, my husband says he likes the chocolate cupcakes from VCTOTW a little better, but these are the best to me! please, please, please try these little cupcakes and tell me if you love them as much as i do!