Avocado Pound Cake With Raspberry Glaze


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time2 hrs
  • Makes8 Servings
Avocado Pound Cake With Raspberry Glaze

(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Neon? Bring it on! This unconventional cake is filled with nutrient-packed avocados and comes topped with a vibrant raspberry glaze.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 egg, separated

  • 1 egg white

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup puréed avocado

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed

  • 3/4 cup icing sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly spray an 8 × 4-in. loaf pan with cooking spray.

  • Whisk flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until frothy, about 1 min. Gradually add 2 tbsp sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form, about 3 more min. Set aside.

  • Beat avocado with butter in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in remaining sugar, until very fluffy, about 3 min. Beat in egg yolk, milk and vanilla.

  • Stir in half of flour mixture with a spatula. Fold in half the egg whites until combined. Fold in  remaining flour mixture and egg whites. Scrape batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in centre of oven until loaf is golden brown, 40 min. Cover loosely with foil and continue baking until a cake tester inserted in centre of loaf comes out clean, 20 to 25 more min. Cool in pan on a rack for 10 min, then turn loaf out onto rack to cool completely.

  • Push raspberries through a sieve into a bowl, using the bottom of a ladle. Discard seeds. Purée should measure 2 to 3 tbsp. Whisk in icing sugar until smooth. Spoon glaze over pound cake. Unglazed loaf will keep well, wrapped in foil and frozen, up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 293, Protein 4g, Carbohydrates 47g, Fat 11g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 129mg.

Superfood Benefits

These high-fibre berries help mop up free radicals and cancer-causing substances.

Just half has more potassium than a banana, plus good fats and brain-protecting folate.

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