Halloween Cupcakes (here is my little trick, hahahah!)

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I love love this Shrek-green color and do you want to know my little secret?  (That is powder sugar on my hand by the way . . .not a weird skin disease.)

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Avocados! Who knew avocados could be so versatile? Well, I had to experiment and find out Smile .

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For the cake mix I pureed one avocado and added it to one cake mix.  If you use a white cake mix, it turns a pale green. 

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Now you may ask . . .why avocados? Now this cupcake is not necessarily lower in sugar nor a dramatic change in fat, but I am replacing the fat with a healthier fat, like avocados. It is less in calories (about 70 calories less per cupcake)!

Puree avocado with 1/2 cup water or until smooth.

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Pureed avocado . . .kind of purdy, doncha think?

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Add chocolate cake and mix!  Yum, chocolate heaven!

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You can even lick the beater without worrying about eating raw eggs!

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Now it is time to bake them according to package directions.

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All done and ready to ice!

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Now for the icing!  Puree one avocado with 1/2 cup water again.

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Add powder sugar and mix.  If you want the icing thinner, just add more water.

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I am so in love with the color of the icing. There is no food coloring that can make this gorgeous neon green color . . .its all naturale!

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Super simple recipes!

Halloween Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 box cake mix

1 avocado

1 cup water, divided

Preparations

In a a blender, puree avocado with 1/2 cup water until smooth.  Combine avocado mixture, cake mix, and 1/2 cup water until well-combined. Bake according to directions on package.

 

Shrek-Green Icing

Ingredients

1 avocado

1/2 cup water

6 cups powder sugar

Preparation

In a blender, puree avocado with water until smooth.  Combine avocado mixture and power sugar until well-combined.  If you want your icing thinner, just add more water.

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