Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Avocado Pound Cake

I absolutely adore avocados. I could scoop out the flesh and eat it off the spoon!

We are so lucky to be living right near an avocado farm. Well it is good and bad. I end up eating way too many when we get avocados by the bucket!

I'm always looking for different ways to eat them. This is one of my favourite ways to eat them baked. An avocado pound cake. It has more of a creamy, nutty flavour than a full on avocado hit. I love it with a sweetened cream cheese spread over a warm slice, with a full bodied tea of coarse!

1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cashews
1/4 cup light olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 med avocados
1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven 170C.
Blend the avocados, cashews, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and milk until smooth.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mix with a spatula. Pour the batter into a lined loaf tin. Bake for about 40 minutes.
Freezes really well.


  1. i heart avocados! this pound cake sounds amazeballs and i want to drizzle it with condensed milk mmm

  2. I wish I could eat this !!!!! but I cant have dairy =(

  3. oooh this looks amazing- what an interesting way to eat avocados!! It reminds me of those Japanese green tea cakes too! x

  4. Leah, no! I'm supposed to be learning to like avocados in a normal, savoury form, not just in desserts ;)


  5. I also love avo - and yet I have never heard of baking it in a cake!

    Have you tried avo chocolate mousse - yum!

  6. Ooh I really want to try this! I have four avocadoes in my fridge waiting to be transformed!

  7. AVOCADO IN A CAKE?! woah....

    and how lucky you live near an avo farm! Love them in salads and sangas. Must try them in dessert now I think!

  8. Sugar, and I only ordered three avocadoes for tomorrow's food delivery! Hmm! Shall try this nevertheless!

  9. Thanks Eha, its a must try cake! Super delicious. Thank you for your comment xo


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