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Avocado marble cake

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This soft and moist avocado marble cake is made with no butter, shortening or margarine. Instead, it’s made with avocado puree, making it slightly healthy.

Do you like avocados?

I think people either love them or hate them.

Most of my familyΒ can’t stand them…lol.

But, I love avocados in pretty much everything… dips, tacos, burritos, salads sandwiches, cookies…

Yes! Even cookies! I found a fantastic avocado chocolate chip cookie recipe that you should try.

avocado marble cake 01But anyways, I have been working on this avocado marble cake recipe since last Summer but every time I made it, something was wrong.

After a gazillon tweaks, this recipe is now PERFECT!

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This cake is soft andΒ moist and has a very light greenish tinge… Kinda pretty!

It’s not too dense like a pound cake but not too airy like a chiffon cake either…there’s a nice balance.

avocado marble cake 08I know most of you are worried that you will taste the avocados but trust me when I say this=> You can’t taste them at all.

My husband couldn’t tell and he has a very strong palette!Β 

And the the best thing about this marble cake is there is no need to make it pretty, thanks to all those beautiful chocolate swirls πŸ™‚

avocado marble cake 02To make this avocado marble cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Avocado cake batter:

2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 ripe avocado (pureed into a smooth paste so there are no lumps)

2 eggs
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Chocolate batter to create the “marbling” effect:Β 

3/4 cup avocado cake batter (remove this amount from the cake batter you just made above)
3 tbsp dark cocoa powder
4 tbsp milk (more or less may be needed to make the batter smooth)
3 tbsp sugar

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a mixing bowl, add the avocado puree, coconut oil and sugar and and mix everything for 3 minutes.

Step 2:
Add eggs, one at a time, while continuing to mix.Β 

Step 3:
Add buttermilk and vanilla extract and mix again.Β 

Step 4:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.Β 

Step 5:
Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Your avocado cake batter is ready

Step 6:
Scoop out 3/4 cup of the batter your just made into another bowl. Β 

Step 7:
Add cocoa powder, sugar and milk and mix until just combined. Your chocolate avocado cake batter is ready.Β 

Step 8:
Now, pour the avocado cake batter (that your made in Step 5) into two loaf pans (Dimensions: 8×4). Spread the batter with a knife if necessary.

Step 9:
Pour spoonfuls of the chocolate avocado cake batter (than you made in Step 7) on top of the cakes and use a toothpick or a butter knife to create a marbling effect.

Step 10:
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-43 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

And you are done!

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Avocado marble cake
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Recipe type: Cake
 
This soft and moist avocado marble cake is made with no butter, shortening or margarine. Instead, it's made with avocado puree, making it slightly healthy.
Ingredients
  • Avocado cake batter:
  • 2¼ cups cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ripe avocado (pureed into a smooth paste so there are no lumps)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate batter to create the "marbling" effect:
  • ¾ cup avocado cake batter (remove this amount from the cake batter you just made above)
  • 3 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp milk (more or less may be needed to make the batter smooth)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the avocado puree, coconut oil and sugar and and mix everything for 3 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, while continuing to mix.
  3. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract and mix again.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Your avocado cake batter is ready
  6. Scoop out ¾ cup of the batter your just made into another bowl.
  7. Add cocoa powder, sugar and milk and mix until just combined. Your chocolate avocado cake batter is ready.
  8. Now, pour the avocado cake batter (that your made in Step 5) into two loaf pans (Dimensions: 8x4). Spread the batter with a knife if necessary.
  9. Pour spoonfuls of the chocolate avocado cake batter (than you made in Step 7) on top of the cakes and use a toothpick or a butter knife to create a marbling effect.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-43 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. And you are done!
Well, that’s all for today.
If you liked this recipe, you may also like some of these other recipes…
avocado chocolate chip cookies 01
carrot cake
gold halva cake

Until next time, tata my lovelies πŸ™‚

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75 Comments

  1. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    January 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I love avocado, I love it in salads, drinks and everything. Especially in sweet meals. My friend said that avocado is a natural butter πŸ™‚ there is something in it.

  2. Acacia

    January 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Oooooohhhh! That looks amazing. I love how different your cake recipe’s are; you’re not afraid to try different ideas!

  3. Swathi

    January 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Delicious avocado cake, I haven’t tried yet.

  4. Henna

    January 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    an avocado cake huh? I would have never imagined! I tried a chocolate zucchini cake this summer and I was blown away by how a vegetable added to an otherwise heavy dessert just took it to the next level! Im sure this tastes amazing πŸ™‚

  5. Blond Duck

    January 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I love guacamole! I don’t like the texture of avacados, but the cake would delicious I’m sure.

  6. Medeja

    January 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    It looks so nice! I don’t think I have baked with avocado! Saving πŸ˜€ Thanks πŸ˜‰

  7. suzie

    January 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I do like avocado, I just never thought to try it in a cake. How inventive you are!!

  8. chicago foodie girl

    January 8, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Oooh, this looks great! I had an avocado cupcake for the first time last summer (avocado vanilla cake w/salted avocado frosting) – it was surprisingly delicious. I’m definitely going to have to give this a try.

    Happy 2013!

  9. MaryMoh

    January 9, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Oh wow…wow…..this is very interesting. Never thought of avocado in a cake! I would love to try it one day. I never tried avocado until one day my sweet mother-in-law made avocado drink with condensed milk. I was hooked to it in an instant. That was so refreshing and delicious. These days I love avocado in salad. I even made salmon avocado pizza and it was really good. Thanks very much for sharing your recipe. I need to bookmark it. Take care and hope you have a lovely day.

  10. thoma

    January 9, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Merry merry merry…you’re a darling!!!!!!!!!! Me trying this cake right away!! I’ve gathered avocado complements taste magically though tasteless by itself!

  11. Megan

    January 9, 2013 at 11:47 am

    This is SO interesting! I’ve never baked anything with avocado in it, but this looks like a must-try!

  12. Sawsan @chef in disguise

    January 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I love avocados and have a few in the freezer that I stored to make smoothies. Now I can’t wait to try this marble cake recipe πŸ™‚
    P.S. I love how scientific you are with recipes. Trying them as a cake and cupcake…brilliant

  13. Wendy Irene

    January 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I love, love, LOVE avocados! πŸ™‚ But I didn’t like them as a kid either. I think the green color probably grossed me out. Baking with them is such a great idea. I’ve been thinking about making an avocado chocolate mousse. Have you ever tried that before?

  14. kale

    January 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    i think you’re right, it’s not a "kinda" thing. love or hate. personally I LOVE them!! but i’ve never seen a recipe like this. so cool!

  15. Becky

    January 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I have never tried baking with avocado, either, but your your cake is gorgeous. I can’t wait to try it. The cake would be much healthier with the avocado.

  16. Asiya Baig

    January 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Wow!!!! This is so interesting..can’t wait to give it a try!

  17. Isabelle @ Crumb

    January 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Avocado in cake? I’m intrigued! I’ve tried avocado ice cream before, so I know that avocado can work well in desserts, but I can’t say I’ve ever thought to put it in cake… love the subtle green colour it adds to the batter, though!

  18. Suzanne

    January 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Ok this cake looks really good and I’m sure it’s moist too. Avocados are one of my favorite fruits since I grew up with a tree in my backyard but I never thought of it in a dessert wow.

  19. RavieNomNoms

    January 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    That is GORGEOUS!! I love love LOVE avocados. I think I could eat them every single day πŸ™‚

    I just have to try this. I am bookmarking it right now.

  20. Wendy @ La Phemme Phoodie

    January 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I didn’t like avocados when I was younger. Love them now! Never thought to use avocados in cake batter. Can’t wait to try it out.

  21. Magic of Spice

    January 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    What a beautiful cake! I do love avocado, but never tried them in cake before…delicious!

  22. maha

    January 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    rich n delicious cake…healthy

  23. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    January 11, 2013 at 1:30 am

    I wouldn’t have thought to make avocado cake. That’s cool.

  24. CCU

    January 11, 2013 at 1:39 am

    It is so healthy pretty and delicious πŸ˜€
    Perfect!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  25. anon

    January 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    how much baking powder? got everything all mixed up

  26. Abeer

    January 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    @anon: omg! i am soo sorry… i forgot to type in the baking powder. i really hope you didn’t bake this cake yet coz it was 4 teaspoons. that’s quite a bit and without that, i don’t think the cake would work at all :S

  27. anon

    January 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    eek! I made a guess at 3, will have to try again next time I have avocados.

  28. Cass @foodmyfriend

    January 12, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I am in the love group. Avocado would be in every meal if I had my way! My Nan puts them into banana smoothies and it makes it thicker than ice cream does! Your cake looks really beautiful. Love the marble effect πŸ™‚

  29. Mich Piece of Cake

    January 12, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I;m in! You don’t know how much I love avocados! Gonna try this sometime and will let you know how it goes.

  30. lisaiscooking

    January 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I’m firmly in the "love" camp with avocados. This cake looks so great with the marbling. I want a piece for breakfast, please!

  31. thoma

    January 13, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Hey

    Trying this cake today. K have noticed the baking powder.

    WHAT ABOUT BUTTER OR OIL???

  32. Abeer

    January 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Hey thoma…it’s butter and oil-free. The avocado replaces all that πŸ˜‰

  33. Erica

    January 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Oh my! That is genius, I’ve never tried avocado in sweets before — My dad is SUPER picky, I’m going to make him this cake and see if he notices the avocado!

  34. EA Stewart

    January 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I am just like you…really disliked avocados as a kid, but love ’em now! My dad was forced to eat them growing up {had tons growing at his house in San Diego} & still dislikes them to this day. Love your cake with the cocoa avocado swirl-looks so moist and delicious!

  35. ila

    January 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I am going to try this soon…Thanks you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  36. rita cooks italian

    January 14, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I love avocados! I eat avocados mainly with salad or combined with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes DELICIOUS. I’ve never tried to bake a cake with it…It looks moist and delicious. Thank you for sharing the marble effect tip!!

  37. Monet

    January 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I adore baking with avocados and this looks just delicious! Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you have a great start to your week. Stay healthy, happy, and warm!

  38. dara

    January 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Avocado cake? Brilliant. I love any excuse for these tasty treats.

  39. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    January 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I love, love avocado, but I never thought of using it in baking. I can’t wait to try your recipes.

  40. Maureen

    January 16, 2013 at 7:08 am

    this sounds ridiculously delicious!

  41. amy @ fearless homemaker

    January 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

    What a gorgeous cake! I love avocado, so I know i’d love this. YUM!

  42. Jerry | Simply Good Eating

    January 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Abeer,

    I like how you incorporated the avocado into your marble cake. I love avocados on pretty much anything but I never tried making cake with it so this is something I look forward to trying out. Thanks for sharing this great post πŸ™‚

  43. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    January 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I LOVE avocados, and I love marble cake, so this is a winning combo! It looks rich and moist. I love that you can make little cupcakes too!

  44. Yvonne @ bitter baker

    January 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I’ve heard of zucchini cake, but avocado is new! It sounds amazing, I’m gonna have to try it next time I make anything sweet πŸ™‚

  45. Gina

    January 31, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Hi i made this cake yesterday and i used 2 avocados instead of 1..I used home milk instead of evaporated milk cuz i didnt have any at home.. I baked the cake in 1 9by5 loaf pan at 350 for 75 min….but the results were not that good..the cake was very dull tasting and super moist…i dont know if it was underdone and i used 2 tsp of baking powder instead of 4…what did i do wrong…the presentation was nice …plz help me thx

  46. Gina

    January 31, 2013 at 10:26 am

    correction..i meant homo milk

  47. Abeer

    January 31, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Hey Gina,
    I don’t think using homo milk was the problem…it shouldn’t really have affected it.
    But yes, this cake really needs the 4 tsp of baking powder, not 2 and 1 avocado is more than enough. Using 2 would affect the texture of this cake considerably and may make it too moist to the extent that it doesn’t taste good.
    So, try out the recipe without any changes and see how it goes….it should work πŸ™‚

  48. Gina

    January 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ok thank you so much for replying i will try this recipe out again tonight and i will definetly let you know how it turns out…thx again

  49. Abeer

    January 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Oh and Gina…you said you used 1 big pan. I use 2 pans (9×3) when making this cake. So, i am not sure how using 1 pan would affect the cake or the baking time….
    But, let me know how it goes…good luck πŸ™‚

  50. Gina

    February 1, 2013 at 7:17 am

    i made the cake last night the right way…turned out much better..thx so much abeer…have a wonderful day!!

  51. Abeer

    February 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Yayyy! I am so happy it worked out πŸ˜€

  52. Shibi Thomas

    February 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Wow you got a wonderful collection of cakes and its really hard to pick one, because they all look awesome!!!! I have some avocados and I am definitely making this marble cake. Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog.

  53. Carolyn Jung

    February 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Genius use of the avocado. I can’t say that I’ve ever baked with avocados before. But this sure makes me want to give it a try.

  54. Lisa H.

    February 21, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Oh My! Oh My! *jumping with Joy* … I must I must TRY baking this….
    Book marking now … Thank you πŸ˜€

  55. Jeannie

    February 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    This cake really looks so amazingly good and moist! Best part is there isn’t any butter! Yum!

  56. Shanny

    February 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Made this cake yesterday and my kids loved it! πŸ™‚ They didn’t realised that there’s avocado in them until my older boy said, there’s something inside…. He loves avocado. Hubby didn’t really enjoy a not so airy cake, too bad for him! And since Ii can’t find evaporated milk and we dont do fat free, I used semi skimmed milk and it turned out great. Although I have to say, I can still taste the eggs which somewhat slightly. Is that normal? Would make this again but in chocolate perhaps? πŸ™‚

  57. Abeer

    March 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    @ Shanny,…It’s so great to hear your kids loved this cake!
    When it comes down to the smell and taste of eggs, I think it has something to do with the freshness of eggs. Lord knows when those eggs were produced and how long they have been in transit before it hit the market shelves. Also, I have noticed some brands of eggs have an after-taste that I can tell coz i have a strong palette..hehe. My advice would be to try different brands of eggs and see which works best for you. It may seems crazy BUT some brands of eggs seem to have a stronger flavor and smell and some have a more milder taste/flavor. Have you tried organic eggs? They are a little pricey but in my opinion, those are the best… no artificial hormones or weird things were used to get those eggs and that really affects the overall quality of eggs πŸ™‚
    I hope this helps. Keep me posted on any variations you try πŸ˜€

  58. Gina

    March 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Making this tomorrow for breakfast with the leftover avocado we have from making guacamole… so excited!

    I’m planning on cutting back on some of the sugar…. I’ll let you know how it goes πŸ™‚

  59. Gina

    March 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I poured the cake into 3 pans and baked them for about 1 hour… but they all came out overly wet, moist, or "gummy". The cakes all rose and achieved a nice golden color on the top, but the inside is just a gooey mess! When they cool they firm up a bit, but still too moist. Any ideas why?

    I did cut the sugar from 2 1/2 cups to 1/2 cup to make it more of a breakfast thing…

  60. Abeer

    March 25, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Hey Gina…i haven’t tried any modifications with this recipe. The top does usually crack a little but it should not stay gummy. Also, i don’t know how changing the sugar quantity would affect it but one of my blogger friends made it using 1-1/4 cups suar and it came out fine for her. Since you cut down the sugar by soooooo much, it could have somehow affected the consistency of this cake and caused it to become gummy. The ratio of the flour and sugar must have become veryyyyy imbalanced. Please try and make this cake again without any changes and let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  61. Christine @ Taste of Divine

    March 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Oh I am definitely an avocadoholic, haha! This cake looks delicious. I love baking with avocado and make avocado muffins all the time, but have never tried it in cake. Pinning onto my Avocado Board πŸ™‚

  62. Chi

    April 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

    So excited to try this cake but was wondering what size avocado you used? I’ve seen the large ones at costco and smaller ones at the local grocery store. Is there a "cup" amount you can guess at? Thanks!

  63. cakewhiz

    April 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    @Chi… I don’t know about the exact cup measurement. But, I don’t use those bog avocados. I used the regular sized ones from my local grocery store. Happy caking πŸ™‚

  64. Melissa

    June 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    This is awesome!!! Although I must admit, I halved the recipe and forgot to half the chocolate portion so it was more chocolate than vanilla! It was so good!!! I also added 2T of canola oil just because no oil at all made me nervous!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for such a great recipe that is lowfat to feed my family!

  65. Marcy

    June 10, 2014 at 7:16 am

    This sounds so good!! But can anyone tell me if it is just 1(one) Avocado or 1 cup of Avocado?? As it says 1 and then in direction on pureeing them it says Avocados…as in more then one so I am confused? Thanks! πŸ™‚

  66. Abeer

    June 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    @Marcy…It’s just one regular sized avocado. Hope you enjoy this cake πŸ™‚

  67. Calandra

    August 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    These are in the oven, but the recipe didn’t mention anything about greasing the pans, so I didn’t, cringing with worry. THEN I noticed that your pans looked floured. I hope they come out okay :S

  68. Mira

    August 27, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    This sounds very interesting, never added avocet to cake, but can’t wait to try it. I’m curious about the taste, avocado + evaporated milk, must be good.

  69. zahabia

    March 6, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I made the cake today using half the cake recipe replacing evaporated milk with coconut milk n using half brown sugar ,the cake tasted great,I couldn’t taste the avocados at all,very moist n soooooo soft,thanks for the recipe.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      March 14, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Yay! I am sooo happy to hear that and I can’t wait to try out your modifications πŸ™‚

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