Sundays (or Tuesdays) With Joy!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yes, you are reading that right....AVOCADO Pound Cake!  It added a soft green hue, a unique "mystery" ingredient to discuss and a whole lot of flavor.  Why on earth did I add avocado to pound cake?  Joy The Baker told me to!  Joy is a baker, turned blogger and now turned successful cookbook author!

I'm baking along with a fun group of ladies, working our way through Joy's new cookbook, Joy The Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.  The group on facebook has been cleverly named, Sundays With Joy.  This was actually last week's recipe, I'm just running a little behind.  I nearly skipped baking it all together, boy am I glad I didn't. 

The recipe made a large amount of batter, enough to fill two 9X5 loaf pans.  I opted to make mini loaves and then in true Tasty Sweet fashion.....made some in cupcake form!  Although I'm sure I would have no problem eating an entire single girls need to improvise some times.  What better way to have single servings of pound cake than in a cupcake paper.  I figured this way I could freeze some for a quick treat, one at a time as needed.  I also figured mini loaves would be good sizes to gift to others.  Now I'm not so sure I want to share any at all. 

I contemplated topping the cupcakes with a frosting or glaze but decided it was great just as is.  Plus, the crust that formed on the top was my favorite.  Maybe I'll experiment with toppings in the future.  This recipe really made me excited to experiment with fun ingredients, ingredients you wouldn't imagine would go in cake.  Avocados?  Who knew?  I was happy to add my own little twist by making them in cupcake form.  This is my first of many recipes in Joy's cookbook.   Check back next Sunday to see what the group is cooking up.  Want to see what some of the other bakers thought of the Avocado Pound Cake?  Check out the link hosted on Bakeaholic Mama.

Do you have any recipes with "mystery" ingredients?  I'd love to hear some of them.  I had been on a baking break, a cupcake hiatus of sorts, so it felt good to do some baking.  I owe it to this cookbook, I want to try can't wait to try them ALL.

6 tasty sweet comments:

Jenni said...

They turned out great! Love the cupcakes, especially:)

Sherron Watson said...


Ellen said...

These are amazing! The crust on top was definitely my favorite part too :)

Sara said...

Thanks Jenni!

Sara said...

Thanks Sherron!

Sara said...

yes, it was the best! Thanks Ellen!

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