While Avocados are Still in Season, Try This Easy Avocado Buttercream Frosting Recipe

June 5, 2018

While us millennials are busy being broke (from avocado toast and not because of a broken economic system obviously), we may as well enjoy our avocados since they’re taking us for all our money. Avocados are back in season and are a-plenty in the local supermarkets. So while slices of the creamy not-fruit (They are botanically classified as a berry; thanks, Wikipedia!) are always great on toast, we decide to spread them on top of dessert for a sweet-savory day-starter.

We spread it on butterscotch loaf. It goes great with chocolate loaves or banana bread too.

The recipe uses a simple buttercream frosting that is simple to make, only replacing a large chunk of what would be butter in the recipe with creamy avocado. The result is something earthy, heavy, and delightfully sweet. It may be green but this recipe is anything but healthy, bringing some savory balance to your pastries and cakes.

Avocado Buttercream Frosting

  • Serves: 4-6 cups
  • Active time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Special tools: mixer


Avocado Buttercream

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. milk


  1. Place the butter and avocado into the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.
  2. Beat the butter and avocado on medium speed until lightened and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add half of the powdered sugar and beat on low speed, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon juice, vanilla, and milk to the mixture and beat on medium speed until incorporated.
  5. Add the remaining powdered sugar and start beating on low speed until just incorporated.
  6. Turn the mixer on high and beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  7. Spread over cupcakes, cakes, or brownies.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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