Friday, April 22, 2011

Avocado Pound cake

Avocado butter cake
Thanks to all for the best wishes given to my sister. Now this cotton cheesecake with blueberries filling is a hot cake in my family, my younger sister also asked me to bake one for her coming May's birthday. I started to think of selling this cake as to earn some pocket money, hehehe...Today i would like to share with you a new cake, Avocado Pound cake.




My SIL Annie given me a packet of this corn meal (polenta) which I have been looking to buy some, but i couldn't find this corn meal in nearby supermarket...

Avocado butter cake


I bought 3 Avocados from Tesco which only cost me RM 3.50 (USD1). This is discounted price as those avocado not in good looking skin but I think is still good to use for baking. I managed to find this recipe in Joy of Baker which use both avocado and corn meal..

Avocado butter cake


Avocado Pound cake
(recipe source: adapted from Joy of baker with minor changes)

*makes a loaf pan

Flesh of 1 Avocado
50ml milk

125g butter, softened
150g sugar
1/2tsp vanilla extra

2 eggs

200g cake flour
40g Polenta (fine corn meal)
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt

Method
1. Blend avocado flesh together with milk, set aside.
2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy.
3. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Put in avocado milk mixture, combine well.
5. Add in flour, Polenta, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well.
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c for 45 minutes or until done when tested with a skewer.

** I like this pound cake which has mild avocado aroma, buttery and soft...
Avocado butter cake


Happy Baking !!
Happy Easter to all....


Avocado pound cake

46 comments:

Shaz (feedingmykidsbetter.blogspot.com) said...

I love recipes that incorporate veggies & fruits. Wonderful way to sneak them into the kids' diet. I like! :)

Janetan said...

hi sonia..
i have always wish to bake avocado cake and i found your recipe..i'm wondering if cornmeal can be substitute?

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

I've never heard of an avocado cake, but I bet its outstanding! Thanks for sharing!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我很喜欢牛油果...不过最近我在JJ看到的都很难熟的:$

simply.food said...

That is interesting adding avocado to cake.It sounds delicious.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Jane, this was my 1st time bake a avocado cake, have no idea what to be substituted. I would suggest you just omit corn meal and slightly increase the flour.

Anncoo said...

I love avocado and this is definitely very healthy cake.

Coraine said...

HEHE..Sonia..hope that you will earn big bucks with your cheese cake!!
and how is this avocado cake? looks nice!!

Pete said...

I love the creamy texture of avocado, wonder how it taste like in cakes

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow what a wonderful cake love the avocado in here

Min said...

I think Avocado will yield a very soft and creamy cake. Would like to try this also because I like the light fragrance of avocado :)

aeshcame said...

oh this is a unique pound cake. I love pound cakes, but never tried any with avocados in it. Should be a great treat to the taste buds.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm that sounds quite delicious. Diane

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Courier a piece over pls, keke...

The Sweetylicious said...

it look so soft, moist and fluffy! with avocado, it makesit so healthy! YUMMY (:

Yummy Bakes said...

Am I being suaku not to know there is avocado cake? Looks fluffy and good. Must try one day.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I bought fine cornmeal in Jaya Grocer at Empire.
Still in the pack, unused for months, kekeke.
Avocado cake sounds nice

My Little Space said...

Great looking cake! So smooth. The avocados are quite cheap. As long as I know, it costs about RM3.99 for one. Lucky you! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Cheers, Kristy

Lyndsey said...

The texture looks amazing Sonia! Now this is the type of pound cake I would like to sink my teeth into. Your cotton cheesecake sounds very good...so good you could make a lot money selling it :D I would just have to change the filling for myself :)

Have a great weekend!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I would not have thought of mixing corn meal and avocado together. Looks great and Happy Easter!

Cooking Gallery said...

I've never had avocado cake, but I can imagine it tastes wonderful. I do enjoy drinking sweet avocado shakes :).

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

I love avocado but I am yet to try an avocado cake. I'm sure it's delicious and I'm sure I'll like it.

Happy Easter, Sonia!

http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

interesting and the texture look really good!! I saw some blogger post avocado cake too ...I think it's hype now!! I think I bought few type of corn meal flour and polenta too..but my polenta is in tube form...just bought but dunno what to do wt it!!sigh* Happy Easter!

Jeannie said...

Looks delicious with very fine crumb...am curious about the taste.

Victor said...

Avocado cake, that seems like something worth trying.

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

i only eat 1 time of Avocado ,
dont know why ..
maybe i dont like the smell,
or afraid FAT...
haha
but first time i see this
Avocado Pound cake ,
very special,
maybe i will try it one day
:)

daphne said...

I would have never thought of having avocodo in cake but it seems to work very well! nicely done sonia!

hanushi said...

This is an inspiring bake as I have not seen avocado in bakes before.. :)

Ah Tze said...

Sonia, the cake looks yummy!!
also to let you know that you've been invited for the easter party@5 recipes to celebrate easter. try to join if you can..

lena said...

hi sonia, that was really a good bargain that you're getting for your avocados! i would like to give this a try someday, thanks!

ICook4Fun said...

Wow you certainly get a great bargain out of the avacados. Over here the cheapest I can find is 0.75 cents each and that also when they are in season. I actually never bake with avacado. It is a good idea to incorporate them into cakes since they are so creamy. Well done Sonia!

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

I have never seen avocados in bakes ! This is something definitely very creative and it looks good !

sulianmama said...

avocado pound cake....hmmm...it something new to me !

Swee San @ TheSweetSpot said...

3 avocado for RM3.50 is very cheap leh....

温馨小屋 said...

我这里的有机店有卖polenta,不过是比较粗的,你那包polenta看起来比较好!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook.com said...

Hi Sonia! Whoa! Avocado in a pound cake! You are so creative... I don't think anyone cooked that before. :-D It's really nice to meet you and your blog. Thank you for commenting on my chicken adobo. It's nice to meet you!

pigpigscorner said...

Very nice! I like using avocado in baked goods, healthier!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I am sure this cake has a unique flavor. When find cheap avocados, got to try this out. How was the cooking show last Sunday? So sorry I missed it and miss catching up with you.

noobcook said...

I love the idea of using avocado ... your cake looks really beautiful.

The Sudden Cook said...

I really am curious how it taste like - such an interesting combo - avocado and cake!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Avocado should give this cake a moist and rich flavor. Saw your blueberry cheese cake- you should really start to take orders now :)

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

I was caught by your avocado in cake :) Definitely new for me! I only like avocado in guacamole but this sounds excellent and not too avocado-ish, hehe...

Juliana said...

Oh! This pound cake looks d=beautiful, like the idea of cornmeal in it...great with a cup of tea. Hope you are having a wonderful week Sonia :-)

Reeni said...

How buttery and rich with the lovely avocado! I bet it's scrumptious!

chopinandmysaucepan said...

Your recipes are simply awesome. I'm a nasi lemak fan too not to mention the Lo mai kai :)

Jo said...

Who would have thought an avocado would make a great pound cake ... not me for sure!

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