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Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

5 from 1 vote
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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 teaspoons dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup avocados, mashed, (around 2 medium avocados)
  • 1 cup hot water

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Mini chocolate chips, for garnish


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with 12 liners and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 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).
  • Add flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • Now add sugar, vanilla and water, stir to combine until smooth with wooden spoon.
  • Using a ¼ 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 to cool completely.

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add brown sugar and mix on medium speed until well combined.
  • 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. 
  • Spoon frosting into piping bag fitted with your tip of choice and frost cupcakes. Garnish with mini chocolate chips. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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