avocado pound cake

Yep.  I put avocado in a loaf pan and baked it.

And yep. It was awesome.


I smash the green stuff on toast daily. 

Or make an avocado sandwich: toast Ezekiel bread and smother in avocado, whole grain spicy mustard, fresh basil, tomatoes/zucchini/spinach and cracked black pepper…the ultimate veg sandwich.

But, when I find out ways that you can bake with it… I am joining that team too. 


This is another Joy the Baker inspired recipe that I cut out of a magazine last year, and I really haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

My taste can be crazy at times, but trust me…this is really good!

It is similar to a cornbread, in both taste and texture. 


Avocados have a mild flavor, so it is some-what hidden in this bread.  But, you can catch flecks of green throughout the loaf, as well as a cool green tint.

Cut slices and serve with a dollop of yogurt and honey.

Eaters will be intrigued.

Avocado Pound Cake

makes two 9x5 inch loaves

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (I use gluten-free all-purpose flour)
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or skim milk
  • flesh of 1 ½ ripe avocados (about 1 cup to 1 and 1/2 cups of avocado, mashed)


- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour two loaf pans and set aside.

- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Set aside.  In a mixer, beat the butter until creamy and add the sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.  Add the yogurt.   

- Add the avocado and beat another minute to incorporate.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure it is all mixed.

- Add the eggs one at a time, beating 1 minute after the addition of each egg.  Beat in vanilla extract.

- Reduce the mixer speed to low and add half of the flour mixture, all of the milk, and the rest of the flour mixture.  Beat just until combined.

- Divide the dough between the two loaf pans and place in the oven.  Turn the oven down to 325 degrees F.   Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Keep checking them after the 30 minute mark.

-  Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely. 

- Store at room temperature. This also freezes very well.


All you avocado lovers out there…

Stay cool.