Avocado pound cake with raspberry glaze recipe



20 min


2 hrs


8 Servings

Avocado pound cake with raspberry glaze recipe

Roberto Caruso

Get the health benefits of avocado and raspberries in a very pretty dessert.


  • 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
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg.

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.