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Avocado cake

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A mocha almond fudge avocado layer cake. Avocado is present within the layers of the cake.
A mocha almond fudge avocado layer cake. Avocado is present within the layers of the cake.

Avocado cake is a cake prepared using avocado as a primary ingredient, together with other typical cake ingredients. The avocados may be mashed, and may be used as an ingredient in cake batter, in cake toppings and alone atop a cake. Cake variations include raw avocado cake, avocado brownies and avocado cheesecake. Raw, uncooked versions of avocado cake can be high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are derived from avocado. Avocado-based cake toppings include avocado fool and avocado crazy.

Overview

Avocado is a primary ingredient in avocado cake

Avocado is a main ingredient in avocado cake, along with other typical cake ingredients.[1][2] Various varieties of avocados may be used. Avocado cake may have a subtle avocado flavor imbued in the dish.[3] Mashed avocado may be used as an ingredient in the batter and in cake frostings and toppings.[1][2][4][5] Sliced avocado may be used to top or garnish it,[4] as may other ingredients such as the zest of citrus fruits.[6]

Additional ingredients used may include yogurt, buttermilk, raisins, dates, walnuts, hazelnuts, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg[1][2][7] among others. Lemon juice may be used on the avocado to prevent browning from occurring.[6] Avocado cake can be prepared as a vegetarian and vegan dish.[5][8] Chocolate cake and pancakes may be prepared with avocado as an ingredient in the batter.[5][7]

Variations

Raw avocado cake

Avocado cake may be prepared as an uncooked cake using raw avocados and other raw ingredients, which are blended together into a smooth consistency and then chilled.[6] A food processor may be used to blend the ingredients.[6] Raw avocado cake prepared with a significant amount of avocado may contain substantial amounts of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are derived from avocado.[lower-alpha 1]

Avocado brownies

Avocado brownies are brownies prepared using avocado as a primary ingredient.[9] The use of overripe avocados may contribute to the gooey, fudge-like consistency of the dish.[9] Black beans may be used in the dish, and may be used in the place of flour.[10]

Avocado cheesecake

Avocado cheesecake is a style of cheesecake prepared using avocado as a main ingredient.[11] Raw avocados may be used in its preparation,[12] and it may have a creamy texture and consistency.[13] Avocado cheesecake was featured in an episode of the television show MasterChef in March 2015.[11]

Avocado-based cake toppings

Avocado cakes may be topped with an avocado-based fool.[1] A fool is a pressed fruit mixture or fruit purée that is mixed with cream or custard.[1] The term "fool" in this context dates to the 16th century, and was also a synonym for "a trifling thing of small consequence."[1]

Some milk sponge cakes may be topped with avocado crazy, a food in Sri Lankan cuisine.[4][14][15] Avocado crazy may be prepared with avocado, cream, sugar and lemon juice.[4][14] Rum may also be added.[4] Avocado crazy may have a creamy texture and flavor.[4]

See also

Notes

  1. "This cake is packed full of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which help keep the skin looking young and feeling soft, because of the high avocado content."[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Darley, J.J. (1993). Know and Enjoy Tropical Fruit: Tropical Fruit and Nuts: a Cornucopia. P & S Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-646-13539-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jo, F. (2012). Avocado Greats: Delicious Avocado Recipes, The Top 100 Avocado Recipes. Emereo Publishing. p. pt-16–17. ISBN 978-1-4864-5016-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Daza, Sandy (March 5, 2015). "Take a bite–new cake discoveries in the city". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Castella, K. (2010). A World of Cake. Storey Pub. p. 255. ISBN 978-1-60342-576-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hornby, Jane (April 1, 2015). "Chocolate avocado cake". BBC Good Food. Retrieved March 8, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Raw avocado super-cake". The Independent. December 12, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 "10 Unexpected Ways To Eat Avocados". The Huffington Post. July 29, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Kumai, Candice (July 17, 2015). "Vegan Dark Chocolate-Avocado Cake". Yahoo! Style. Retrieved 12 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 9.0 9.1 Shreeves, Robin (May 6, 2015). "Don't toss that overripe avocado! 7 ways to salvage it". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved March 8, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Morelan, Jeanette (February 1, 2016). "Unsuspecting Sweets: Most Shared Black Bean Dessert Recipes". The Kansan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. 11.0 11.1 Daly, Emma (March 11, 2015). "MasterChef: Avocado cheesecake doesn't hit the right notes". Radio Times. Retrieved March 8, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Marshall, Kate (October 21, 2015). "How to grow avocados". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved March 8, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Stachelski, Deborah (October 23, 2015). "Austin's Most Innovative Executive Chefs". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 8, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. 14.0 14.1 Donofrio 2009, p. 597. (subscription required)
  15. Donofrio 2009, p. pr-20.

Bibliography

Further reading

  • Offaim, Hedai (January 24, 2015). "The treat of the season: Go wild with avocados". Haaretz. Retrieved December 12, 2015. In cakes and salads, combined with a variety of ingredients, or just spread on fresh bread: Recipes for avocado lovers.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (subscription required)

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