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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Avocado Pound Cake

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BM#12Day3: Ever since I saw this posted at "Joy the Baker" blog, I have been wanting to bake an avocado cake.I finally made this over the weekend for my sister when I went over to her place for a visit. Anything made out of Avocado tastes exceptionally good and this is no exception. The whole family loved it!  

Note: Don't go overboard with the addition of avocados. I was greedy cause I wanted a vivid green color and I added 1/4 Cup more. That makes the batter super-dense and the baking powder/soda in the recipe isn't sufficient to leaven the batter.The inner most part of the cake was slightly under-cooked. So my advise to you is, stick to 3/4 Cup for the 9" X 5" loaf, which is what the original recipes suggests. No more, no less. Capisce? 
Away from the Sunlight-
Ingredients(Makes 1 9" X 5" Loaf):
  • 1-1/2 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Stone-Ground Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1-1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Farm Fresh Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 Ripe Avocado (~3/4 Cup)
Procedure:
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder in a wide bowl. Add salt and cornmeal to mix well using a whisk.
  • Peel and cube the avocado. Slightly smash it. Don't use more than 3/4 Cup of smashed avocado for 9" X 5" loaf.
  • Cream the butter and sugar, for about 3-4 minutes. Add the smashed avocado and mix it at medium speed for a minute more.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and mix well to incorporate.
  • Add little buttermilk.
  • Add flour in batches. And mix only till it is combined.
  • Lastly add the Vanilla extract.
  • Scrape the batter from the sides of the bowl and give it one final mix. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line the loaf pan with aluminum foil. Grease it with little butter. Transfer the batter to the load pan. Bake it for 45 minutes-50 minutes. Check periodically after 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let if cool completely before cutting.


Vanilla and Lime Pound Cake:

Enjoy!
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20 comments:

  1. Love all kinds of pound cake with some flavors :-) This looks awesome with that green hue !

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  2. sounds very interesting..never baked a cake with avocado!!

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  3. wow... cake look fabulous... beautiful presentation...

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  4. looks butter like in texture, lovely recipe.

    Also check the bake fest event running at my space.

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  5. wow great cake looks so soft and moist perfect ....

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  6. Awesome recipe…truly Delicious..Bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  7. Lovely loaf !! Never anything serious with avacados...tempting !!

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  8. Beautiful color love the texture so soft.. Bookmakred .. love to dig it..

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  9. Wow cake looks extremely spongy and terrible moist.

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  10. wow!!!!looks so soft....I wish i could have a bite

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  11. I can imagine how soft it is , never baked with avocado though. Beautiful color too.

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  12. Wow, love that green hue. Looks so fabulous. Thanks for linking to my event.
    And regarding your question about fresh produce. I too was contemplating on what comes under fresh produce and generally went with veggies / fruits. I think ginger can be accepted as fresh produce since we use it fresh eventhough it is a spice. And probably dry dates don't count since dates are available fresh too.

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  13. beautiful...love u r baking skills...innovative skills!!...presentation skills...wow...too good!!

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  14. With that delightful green colour, I'm wondering how a pistachio streusel would go on top? I might try it and get back to you!!

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  15. What an idea sir ji, Go green........Avocado Pound Cake
    looks great!!!

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