Avocado marble 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.

Do you like avocados?

I think people either love them or hate them.

Most of my family 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 and 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! 

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 🙂

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: 

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. 

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

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

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.  

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

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…
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Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

75 Comments

  • Abeer June 12, 2014 12:48 pm

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

  • Calandra August 12, 2014 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

  • Mira August 27, 2014 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.

  • zahabia March 6, 2015 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.

    • Abeer Rizvi March 14, 2015 12:09 am

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

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