Green Avocado Frosting

avocado frosting + chocolate cake = one happy belly

avocado frosting + chocolate cake = one happy belly

If you’re making baked goods of any sort for St Patrick’s Day, might I recommend this light frosting  – made with only three ingredients and capable of being whipped together faster than my Grandfather could down a pint (which was very fast indeed, back in his day).

I used it for my Guinness Chocolate Cake which is hitting this blog on Friday, and has been hitting my stomach all week.

the avocado requires vigorous mashing to eliminate any lumps

the avocado requires vigorous mashing to eliminate any lumps

There’s a repulsive St Patrick’s Day tradition that involves putting green food dye in almost anything – beer, cake, frosting.

I don’t hold with this for many reasons:

1. Green beer is not appetising by any stretch of the imagination. If it were meant to be green, God would’ve made it out of spinach rather than hops.

2. Artificial food colouring (green and other colours of the rainbow) is a toxic abomination.

let the frosting commence!

let the frosting commence!

My frosting is naturally a pale green thanks to the bursting-with-healthy-fats avocado. It’s not a lurid, technical green resembling nothing in nature except, perhaps, the aftermath of a nuclear explosion.

Nope, it’s just the green that comes from a good food, high in naturally occuring nutrients.

Green Avocado Frosting (enough for one cake/just over a cup)

  • 1/4 large avocado, mashed well
  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsps honey
  1. Soften the cheese before hand by leaving it at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Using an electric whisk, blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Smear onto your baked goods, or eat.

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9 thoughts on “Green Avocado Frosting

  1. i am definitely going to be making this! looks amazing… do you think blanched whizzed up spinach would add a good dose of green to the topping, or just be/taste a little strange?

  2. First: love, love, love your blog. Just discovered you a few weeks ago and love your recipes 😉 Ok, about this frosting. I’m a huge fan of avocados and would love to play with them in non-traditional recipes (i.e. ice cream or this frosting recipe). Does this frosting taste
    “avocado-y” or just like a creamy, lightly sweetened frosting? Just curious!

    • Hey there! Thanks for the kind words 🙂 As for the frosting I understand your wariness. Avocado ain’t my favourite flavour either and especially not when it comes to desserts. Thankfully this mainly tastes of creamy cheese and honey (hubs did not even know it was avocado, got a rude awakening when he saw the blog this morning – I quote: “ugh, glad I didn’t know that at the time”). If it passed the hubs test then trust me, you’re good.

      • Oh my gosh…I’m laughing out loud at your “rude awakening” comment. Hilarious! Ok, the second your Guinness Chocolate Cake recipe hits on Friday, I’m totally making this cake/frosting recipe. (And I won’t be telling my hubby why the frosting is a pastel green color 😉

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