Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x


These chocolate cupcakes are made with avocado, topped with eggless cookie dough frosting, and taste like a chocolate chip cookie combined with a double chocolate chip cookie!




  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (around 2 avocados), mashed
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Mini chocolate chips, for garnish



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with 12 liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, mash avocado to make it as smooth as possible. You can toss it in a food processor to get it really smooth if you’re low on time (or energy).
  4. Add flour mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Now add sugar, vanilla and water, stir to combine until smooth with wooden spoon.
  6. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, pour batter into cupcake liners until almost full. Bake for 17-20 minutes (I only needed 17). A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean, and the tops should be cracked a bit and spring back when touched. Move to wire rack (aff link) to cool completely.

Cookie Dough Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add brown sugar and mix on medium speed until well combined.
  3. Now add flour, vanilla and salt and beat until well combined on a low speed. Lastly, add milk and beat until well combined and smooth. 
  4. Spoon frosting into piping bag fitted with your tip of choice and frost cupcakes. Garnish with mini chocolate chips. Serve and enjoy!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
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