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Mar 5, 2011 10:09 AM

Help - Avocado Tea Cake Recipe?

I've been desperately searching for an avocado tea cake recipe after I had a bite of my friends' a few weeks ago. (She bought it from a bakery). I want to be able to bake it for my boyfriend for our anniversary...he loves avocado!

I've been able to find avocado cake and avocado bread recipes...but I think they're very different (heavier, denser, all frosted up) than what I'm looking for. The tea cake I tried was small, slightly green but otherwise had the texture/density of any other tea cake I've had before.

I'm thinking of modifying a zucchini tea cake recipe I found and swapping in the insides of an avocado for the zucchini in a recipe? What do you think? It would go something like this....

2 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Zest of 1 orange

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup flour

1 avocado

The recipe is adapted from the a Zucchini Tea Cake recipe in the LA Times.

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  1. any chance you can ask the bakery if they'd at least be willing to point you in the right direction with a recipe?

    1. Avocado cake recipes in the Google newspaper archive:

      Avocado Cake recipe - The Press-Courier - Sep 30, 1982

      Avocado Cake - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Mar 11, 1993

      Moist Avocado Cake recipe - The Evening Independent - Mar 28, 1973

      South Seas Avocado Cake recipe - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jan 1, 1998

      Avocado Cake with Dates recipe - Star-News - Apr 14, 1993

      9 Replies
      1. re: Antilope

        show off, Antilope! Ha! Great selection.
        Acocados went up in price for the first time in about 3 years around here....I love using them in cakes, muffins, and cookies.

        1. re: HillJ

          If you put avocado in a mayonnaise cake I'm not sure what you would end up with? ;-)

          1. re: Antilope

            Avocado instead of mayo, works great.

            1. re: HillJ

              So, ya think I might like some avocado with some tuna instead of mayo? I'm going to have try this; I think I'll start a tally with your recommendations ;D

              1. re: lilgi

                Actually, let me steer you better lilgi when it comes to tuna (on this thread I was speaking of baking a cake sub). Buy the best quality tuna in oil you can find and add no mayo. Flake the tuna in a bowl with minced onion, a bit of green olive and let the oil act as the binder. Then thinly slice a avocado and top your tuna sandwich open faced. I usually go with a lightly toasted slice of pumpernickel rye or sourdough. For tuna avocado on top, not in; no mayo. If you like a crunch/creamy combo...maybe some nice lettuce greens on top.

                1. re: HillJ

                  Yes! I sometimes have a lil tonno with olive oil that way with some pitted kalamata olives (always have those) if I really need to nosh and I'm out of feta (sans bread). And you do need the lil olives (onion too) to balance out the avocadah with the tunah :) But it still seemed like it might be a good idea......

                  1. re: lilgi

                    Let me know how it tastes to you. I didn't like the tuna in oil w/avo instead of mayo but I don't add mayo to tuna that might be why. Much prefer the avo sliced on top. So I'll be curious to see how you like it.

                    1. re: HillJ

                      True, there are times when I prefer mayo (probably a childhood thing). I'll give it a whirl sometime and let you know :)

        2. re: Antilope

          Thanks for links! I think these recipes are more "cake" than "tea cake" though...but ew omg on the mayonnaise cake! That's hilarious...

        3. dug up this old thread - perhaps you can try working avocado into the buttermilk tea cake recipe?

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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            That's a good idea! From the density of the one I tried I had a suspicion it used buttermilk in the recipe...