Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

This new to me combination seems to be popping up everywhere lately! Chocolate avocado pudding, cupcakes and even smoothies seem to becoming more and more popular. The combination is extremely moist and so good! This surprisingly tasty contamination will have you wanting more. Festive for St Patrick’s day but great to enjoy any time of year. Give them a try and let me know what you think.




Boxed chocolate cake mix and the ingredients it calls for minus oil

1/3 C. Ripe avocado, mashed (to replace the 1/3 C. oil)


Follow directions on box, omitting oil and replacing equal amount of mashed avocado. Reduce baking time by 5 minutes. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.



  • 5 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Stick of butter, softened
  • 1 Ripe avocado, mashed
  • 3 tbs milk

Using a stand or electric mixer, combine butter and avocado until combined and smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar. Adding milk to the consistency you desire.

Leaving out the oil this is a healthier option. Avocado is really good for you and helps get those greens into your family’s diet without the complaints. I have picky eaters and they love these cupcakes!

Have you tried chocolate and avocado together? What did you think?

chocolate avocado cupcakes


  1. Looks amazing!

  2. stephy905 says

    Healthy & delicious?! Gotta try it!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    what an amazing combination, never heard of that before. I do like the shamrock iced on one of the cupcakes, a great idea for St Patrick's day tomorrow 🙂

  4. AMAZING!! I am totally bookmarking this. before i would have been kind of grossed out with avocado being used but I have been experimenting with it and I am actually a big fan. my daughter and I put it on our toast with peanut butter 🙂

  5. Alayne Langford says

    I So LOVE that you used the avocado to replace the oil and also to add to the icing!! Who will know?? I love it and just in time for the 17th! Now all i Need to do is find me one ripe avocado, or is it two? 🙂

  6. I love avocado in everything, these look so good.

  7. Elaine Buonsante says

    Avocado icing? Who would of thought? I bet its really creamy. I just might give it a try!

  8. Victoria Ess says

    I LOVE avocado and have recently started to include it in my baking and cooking. I am definitely going to try subbing in avocado for oil.

  9. Treen Goodwin says

    yummy looks and sounds delish thanks for sharing the recipe , i will def be making tehm 🙂

  10. lyndac1968 says

    I have never tried avocado in anything, think maybe I should, but I'm scared to buy any just in case I don't like it and then it will be a waste

  11. kathy downey says

    Oh I so want to try this,looks so delicious

  12. Judy Cowan says

    This would definitely be one way of getting Avocado into my family. Thanks, I will have to try these out!

  13. kathy downey says

    Avocado icing? Going to get my sis to try this then I can have a taste

  14. kathy downey says

    Thanks the avocado icing was delicious

  15. Elva Roberts says

    These chocolate avocado cupcakes with avocado buttercream frosting sound delicious and intriguing. I think I will have to bake them to find out for sure. Thank you for this recipe.

  16. I love avocado in my smoothies but I haven't tried baking with it. What a great idea!

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