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Avocado Cupcakes

Avocado Cupcakes

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert



For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk

For the frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


To prepare the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven with a rack in the middle position to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor, mash the avocado pulp.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the sugar and eggs on high speed until fluffy, about 7 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to medium. Drizzle in the oil and allow to combine. Add the mashed avocado.
  6. Reduce the mixer speed to low. Working in batches, alternatively beat in dry ingredients then milk. Start and end with the dry ingredients.
  7. Divide the cupcake batter evenly between the cups. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

To prepare the frosting:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla.
  2. Beat until well combined, then frost the cupcakes.