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Sponge Tik Tok Avocado Cake

Sponge avocado cake recipe using ripe avocados is delicious. Made in a loaf pan with a powdered sugar glaze, enjoy this sweet quick bread for breakfast or dessert.

Avocado Cake

This sponge avocado cake in a loaf pan is delicious. With a rich dense texture that melts in your mouth, sweetness inside and out it has gone crazy lately on social media. It is easy to make with ripe fruit and a few other baking ingredients. Served as a snack or treat after dinner it is family friendly and yummy. (affiliate links present)

Avocado Bread

Avocados can be a great ingredient to use in baking because of their rich and creamy texture. They are sometimes even used as a substitute for butter or oil in baked goods to make them healthier, spongier, and more nutrient dense.

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When baking with avocados, it’s important to remember that it has a strong flavor so it may not work well in all recipes. Start by using a small amount as a substitute for oil, bake, taste when done, and adjust the recipe from there if you want to use more the next go around. They can oxidize quickly too when exposed to air, so it’s best to use them immediately once cut to avoid discoloration.

Tik Tok Avocado Bread

Avocado Sponge Cake

Let’s talk about the main ingredient for a quick second shall we?? Are avocados fruits or vegetables anyway?? Technically fruits, specifically a type of berry. Fruits are defined as a flowering plant containing seeds. They do fit this definition because they are the fruit of the tree they fall off of with a seed (pit) in the center.

When cooked with though are often considered a vegetable due to their savory flavor and are usually used in savory dishes like guacamole and salads. Most fruits are typically consumed as a sweet dessert or snack, so it becomes confusing. For this we are going to use;

  • 2 c all purpose flour and baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • Milk or dairy free alternative, lactose free milk is better than almond
  • Avocados – 1 large or 2 small, ripe and soft inside
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • Powdered sugar glaze
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter melted
  • A bit of lemon juice if you want it milder, use water or milk to thin

This was made using this 10 x 4.5″ loaf pan which is a bit skinnier than the typical 9×5″ but that could be used as well. I haven’t yet tried this in cupcakes or muffins but think it would work, baking much quicker, closer to 18 minutes.

cake with avocado

Tik Tok Avocado Bread

You may be here because you saw the avocado bread recipe on social media and just had to try it. Bread or cake, whatever you call it this is the one!! I do not know how gluten free flour would do to the baking time on this one but if you work with it and figure it out please share below for others.

  • In a bowl add milk and lemon juice together, let sit for 3 minutes (this will make buttermilk).
  • Mash and add ripe avocado, and vegetable oil into the mixture.
  • Use a mixer on low to blend until smooth, or use a whisk.
  • Use a mixer on low or food processor to blend until smooth, or use a whisk.
  • In another bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Slowly incorporate into the avocado mix until you get a batter.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray inside of loaf pan with non stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 50 minutes
    • Or until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs attached.
    • I like to test with gently touching the center, if it springs back it is done rather than a toothpick inserted as sometimes it can get too dry that way.
    • Do not overbake.
  • Remove and set on a cooling rack for 10 minutes in pan. Then use a knife to loosen cake all the way around the pan and use a pot holder to gently flip over and then on to cooling rack out of the pan to continue cooling.
  • Whisk together glaze ingredients until smooth and pour over the top if you would like to add this.

Want to make a sort of chocolate avocado cake? You could make a cocoa frosting instead. This is how long to bake mini muffins if you wanted a quick bake time.

Avocado Sponge Cake

Avocado Quick Bread Recipe

Of course I am sure you have made tons of things like avocado spread or making avocado toast in the mornings. There are a ton of other avocado desserts you can make beyond this one.

  1. Avocado brownies is a fun way to make the ordinary extra fudgy and moist.
    • You can mash the avocado and add it to the batter along with other ingredients like cocoa powder, flour, sugar, and eggs.
  2. Avocado chocolate chip cookies are made when you replace some or all of the butter in a chocolate chip cookie recipe with mashed avocados. The result will be a softer and chewier cookie with a unique flavor.
  3. Avocado banana bread should be tried with using some of these mashed in place of oil or butter. Adding extra moisture and a creamy texture, you will get a duo of flavors with both of these fruits used.
  4. Avocado cheesecake is fun or make as a new type of cheesecake filling in between layers of cake. Mix in some honey or agave syrup for sweetness and pour it into a graham cracker crust.

And then there are others that can be fun finger foods that your kids will love! With a light breading you can get the outsides crispy by baking avocado fries out of them.

avocado bread

Dairy Free Avocado Cake

You can easily use lactose free dairy in this, almond or cashew are fine too but will alter the overall flavor of the sweet bread. There are options to make this in a different pan too, we talk about that in our how long does it take to bake a cake post. Keep in mind this is a cross between cake and bread so it may take a bit longer.

What is the meaning of avocado cake?

It literally is a cake or fluffy sweet bread made with ripe avocados as one of the ingredients. It may be baked inside and sometimes used as a substitute for oil in a recipe, or used in a glaze to pour over the top – or both!

Can I use avocado instead of butter in cake?

Yes! The amount of butter to avocado you would use as an ingredient is a 1:1 ratio measured when mashed and blended. It is a healthier ingredient that can be used instead making a dairy free cake.

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Avocado Cake

Sponge avocado cake recipe using ripe avocados is delicious. Made in a loaf pan with a powdered sugar glaze, enjoy for breakfast or dessert.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, bread, cake, quick bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 201kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl add milk and lemon juice together, let sit for 3 minutes (this will make buttermilk). Mash and add ripe avocado, and vegetable oil into the mixture. Use a mixer on low to blend until smooth, or use a whisk.
  • In another bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Slowly incorporate into the avocado mix until you get a batter.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray inside of loaf pan and pour in batter.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle comes out with moist crumbs attached. Do not overbake.
  • Remove and set on a cooling rack for 10 minutes in pan. Then use a knife to loosen cake all the way around the pan and use a pot holder to gently flip over and then on to cooling rack out of the pan to continue cooling.
  • Whisk together glaze ingredients until smooth and pour over the top.

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Nutrition Facts
Avocado Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 108IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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