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? 
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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)
  • 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:

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

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

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

  4. looks butter like in texture, lovely recipe.

    Also check the bake fest event running at my space.

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

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

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

  8. Wow cake looks extremely spongy and terrible moist.

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. u r baking skills...innovative skills!!...presentation good!!

  13. 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!!

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


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