Avocado Coconut Pound Cake


Avocado Coconut Pound Cake

Sweet coconut flakes, avocados and sour cream blend together to make this flavorful pound cake topped with a sweet and sour lime glaze. Serve this cake for breakfast or dessert. Avocados are a superfood ingredient in this poundcake that is used to replace up to ½ cup of butter!


  • 3 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico, mashed
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 5 ea. large eggs
  • 1-1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 ea. lime
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. sweetened flaked coconut (plus a little extra for garnish)
  • For Glaze:
  • 1 c. Confectioners' sugar
  • 3 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 t. reserved lime zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan thoroughly with baking spray.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Set aside. Grate zest from lime, set 1 teaspoon aside for glaze, and reserve the remaining zest for the cake. Juice the lime to yield 2 tablespoons juice. Add water to make up any difference.
  3. In a large bowl, using hand-held mixer on medium high speed, cream together the avocado and sugar until the sugar dissolves, about 8 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, combining each completely before adding the next egg. With mixer on medium-low speed, mix in the vanilla, lime juice, sour cream, lime zest and coconut. With mixer on low speed, beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake cake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Holding a plate over the pan, invert so the cake falls onto the plate.
  5. For the glaze, in a small bowl, stir the confectioners’ sugar with the lime juice and reserved 1 teaspoon lime zest. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cake. Cool cake to room temperature before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Avocado Coconut Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving 8
Calories 730 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 125mg 41%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 136g 50%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 97g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 12g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 6%
Iron 0mg 20%
Potassium 320mg 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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