I know, I know, too long of a title…but we did make some amazing chocolate cupcakes this afternoon with secret ingredients of avocado and sour cream.
It’s been a while since I’ve eaten chocolate cupcakes. The kiddos and I have made a few treats this week, though these were meant to be documented. The builder had requested “green cupcakes,” And I decided that green icing would have to do (with green avocados inside).
Thanks to the lovely Nancy Wishart, we’ve been happily exploring some Nigella Lawson treats from How To Be a Domestic Goddess. There is a recipe within, “Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream Icing” that I’ve been longing to try. I’ve also been thinking about a recipe found within Whole Foods May/June 09 magazine for “chocolate-avocado cupcakes,” inspiring my taste buds. Taking both recipes, this is the yummy result:
Spelt Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado and Sour Cream
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
3/4 c sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c raw (turbinado) sugar
1/3 c coconut oil
1 1/2 c spelt flour
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 c baking soda
3/4 tsp salt (use the good stuff)
1 c confectioners sugar (the best you can find)
1 tbs brown rice syrup (agave nectar would also work well)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs spelt flour
3 drops green food coloring
1. In a food processor, combine avocado, sour cream and vanilla. It should look something like:
3. Add the eggs and avocado mixture to mixer and blend till smooth.
4. Combine remaining ingredients and add to the mixer.
5. Spoon into greased cupcake pan. Bake cupcakes for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
6. After removing from the oven, leave cupcakes within the pan for 10 minutes to cool.
For the icing…blend ingredients and enjoy. 🙂
makes 12 lovely cupcakes
At bedtime, we read several poems in A Family of Poems, compiled by Caroline Kennedy. Relating to our culinary adventure: “Amelia Mixed the Mustard”…
Amelia mixed the mustard,
She mixed it good and thick:
She put it in the custard
And made her Mother sick,
And showing satisfaction
By many loud huzza
“Observe” she said “the action
Of mustard on Mamma”
A. E. Housman
We laughed and enjoyed discussing the poem together. I’ve been guilty of concocting terrible things…
What are some of your favorite concoctions gone bad?