Vegan avocado cupcakes with avocado lime frosting

    50 min

    Amazing avocado cupcakes with avocado lime frosting. These cupcakes are green and gorgeous and taste incredible!

    London, England, UK
    26 people made this

    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • For the cupcakes
    • 220g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons lime zest
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 tablespoons mashed avocado
    • 2 tablespoons veg oil
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 225ml non-dairy milk (I used almond)
    • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • For the frosting
    • 8 tablespoons mashed avocado
    • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
    • 250g icing sugar
    • extra non-dairy milk if needed

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and line a muffin tin with 12 cases.
    2. In a large bowl combine the flour, lime zest, baking powder, bicarb and salt.
    3. Puree the avocado in a bowl or blender then mix in the oil. Stir into this the sugar, then the milk, lime juice and vanilla. Stir this liquid mix into the dry ingredients and mash-up any lumps. Pour the cake mixture into prepared cases.
    4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (or until the middle of the cupcake springs back when pressed). Let the cupcakes cool in the tin.
    5. To make the frosting, mash the avocado with the lime juice in a medium bowl until smooth then stir in the icing sugar. (I used a hand blender here). Add a splash of milk if needed to achieve your desired consistency. Cover and put in the fridge until cupcakes are cool and ready to be frosted.
    6. Once the cupcakes are cooled, spread about a tablespoon of frosting on each cake. You can store these in the fridge in a sealed container and when ready to eat, bring to room temp.

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    The cupcake sponge is lovely and I'll definitely make them again. The icing isn't brilliant though - it tastes a lot like green grape, but it's somewhat overwhelming and was a bit runnier than I had anticipated (great colour though!)  -  10 Mar 2017


    Brilliant cupcakes, only made six so halved all ingredients. Made for my mum who isn't usually a fan of cupcakes (non vegan) and she loves them!  -  06 Sep 2016


    lovely and a hit for non vegans too!  -  07 Dec 2015