12 August 2012

Chocolate Twist Doughnuts with Avocado Cream Filling

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So I made you some chocolate twist doughnuts.

And I filled them with Avocado Whipped Cream.

Are you surprised?

Seriously, my addiction to avocados has become a joke in my family. My husband sees me cutting it and chortles "ha ha ha, I'm soooooo surprised we're having avocado for dinner!"

I don't know what I'm going to do when summer is over. Mortgage my house to feed my addiction, I guess.

Wilton generously sent me this Doughnut Twist pan. I was so excited to get my hot little hands on it. Have you seen it? It makes huge doughnuts.

Or is it donut? I really have no idea. Pardon me while I switch between the two. Call me a flip-flopper.

Like most Wilton pans, this one proved itself. A little cooking spray and bam, they popped right out. They were pretty, even nekkid.

I really think nothing is better than a chocolate glaze. What do you think?

And, well, avocado and chocolate are like, BFFs.

Did I mention that I made avocado whipped cream?

I can't wait to put it on ice cream.

Because I'm weird.

Or maybe those of you who blanche at the thought of avocado whipped cream are weird?


Wilton also sent me a bunch of fun sprinkles. I love sprinkles. I think life would be more fun if everyone walked around with sprinkles in their pockets. I want a sprinkle purse.

Did you know they make edible glitter sprinkles? And rainbow chip? I made a few of each.

Jordan was only allowed half a doughnut a day (these babies are large and in charge). She tasted half of each. To sprinkle taste test.

She liked the glitter ones best.

Me, I'm old fashioned. I like jimmies. Rainbow colored, of course. Rainbows and sprinkles could seriously make the world a better place, don't you think?

Chocolate Twist Doughnuts with Avocado Cream Filling
by Crazy for Crust (Doughnut and Glaze recipe adapted from Wilton)

    For the Doughnuts
    • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups cake flour
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk (full fat is best)
    For the Avocado Cream
    • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided
    • 1 avocado
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    For the Glaze
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    Make the Doughnuts
    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray Doughnut Twist Pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Beat butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla.
    3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add half the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until nearly combined. Add buttermilk and remaining dry ingredients, mixing until incorporated. Do not overmix!
    4. Fill doughnut cavities 2/3 full. Bake 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (The original instructions said 18-20 minutes, but mine were a little over done at 15.) Cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

    Make the Avocado Cream
    1. Add cold heavy cream and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar to a large bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix avocado, lime juice, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer until most lumps are gone. Fold into whipped cream.
    3. I filled my doughnuts using a pastry bag and Wilton tip #230. Pipe filling into both ends of the doughnut. (In mine, the center didn’t get filled, so I suggest poking the tip in to the center of one side to fill the center.)

    Make the Glaze
    1. Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl. Frost tops of doughnuts and top with sprinkles, as desired. Glaze will dry in 10-15 minutes. Store in refrigerator. Avocado filling will remain green for at least 3 days if kept in a sealed container.

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    Wilton generously sent me the pan and sprinkles to try for free. All opinions are my own! Want to win a Doughnut Twist Pan? Come back tomorrow!


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    At August 12, 2012 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Robin @ Bird On A Cake said...

    I am really curious how you got Wilton to send you free stuff? That donut pan could be lots of fun! :0)

    At August 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Kaylee said...

    Not a huge fan of avocado but I love me some wilton doughnut pans! Thanks for showing me one more pan to add to my collection!

    At August 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

    I just got that pan too, but I haven't had time to play yet!!! I am seriously in love with these donuts...but you knew I would!!! Chocolate and avocado is an awesome combo!!! And rainbow sprinkles are my fav too:-)

    At August 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

    Wow! Dying over here!

    At August 12, 2012 at 6:37 PM , Anonymous Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

    love the filling & the donut pan - and how you got them filled so neatly! great work!

    avocados are the plant equivalent of butter - rich, creamy, fab

    At August 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

    I *still* have yet to try this whole avocado dessert craze which probably will end our friendship soon for you if I don't get on board, haha. Of course jimmies make the world a better place--sprinkles are awesome! Try saying sprinkles as angrily as you can. You just can't. It's SPRINKLES, DAMMIT. Sprinkles rock, and so do these twisty awesome donuts.

    At August 12, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Pint Sized Baker said...

    I love the donuts, but the avocado?? Make mine a plain Jane version please. Simple chocolate glaze and sprinkles will do fine, thank you. So sorry, but I just don't think you'll convince me that veggies are supposed to be dessert.

    At August 12, 2012 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Back for Seconds said...

    I love the rainbow chips mmmm. I love that you put avacados inside chocolate donuts. They are two of my favorite things so it's gotta be good! Oh, and I will fight you for a sprinkle purse! :)

    At August 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Janine (sugarkissed.net) said...

    Interesting flavor combo. I am definitely intrigued. Would you say the avcafor and chocolate are BFFs the way that peanut butter and chocolate are... cause then I'm sold on the idea!

    At August 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

    I want to trust you... but this scares me a little. You'll have to bake some up for me at Christmas!!

    At August 12, 2012 at 11:13 PM , Anonymous Spencer said...

    How good do they look? I reckon I could eat about 100 of them!

    At August 13, 2012 at 5:18 AM , Anonymous Aimee @ ShugarySweets said...

    I happen to love rainbow jimmies myself. And donuts. And avocados. Yep, I think I would love this.

    At August 13, 2012 at 5:57 AM , Blogger Carrie Burrill said...

    You are my go to for avocado inspiration! And I need to get my hands on this pan!

    At August 13, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

    well I'm not sure I would have thought avocado with chocolate but there you be! It looks great! and I may need to get that pan :)

    At August 13, 2012 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Susan said...

    I have that pan! Now, you need Tip#230--which is what pastry chefs use to fill centers of eclairs, etc. The combination sounds wonderful and I know what you mean about mortgaging the house to buy avocados when summer is over. Here in the PNW, they're as much as $1.50 a piece, which is outrageous. When I lived in California, my BFF's dad had two big trees and the bounty was endless--can you imagine the recipes we came up with. You need to go to the Avocado Festival in Carpinteria, CA; all I'm saying is Yum!!

    At August 13, 2012 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Angela said...

    uhhh....I'm sorry I just can't hang with you there. Green ooze coming out the end of my donut would scare me. But "Don't knock it til you've tried it", right? And I haven't, so I guess I'd just have to close my eyes to get over the color, ha.

    At August 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM , Anonymous Elizabeth Smith said...

    I admit I'm incredibly curious to try something like this! I've never given much thought to Avocados as anything other than a savory food--delicious as they are, I usually put them in chicken sandwiches and guacamole. I will have to find a way to obtain one of these doughnut (donut? I don't know either!) pans and give them a shot!

    At August 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM , Anonymous sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

    I love that donut pan! It's adorable! The bigger the donuts, the better in my opinion. Oh and any donuts that are filled with a cream or jam are my favorite. Obviously!

    Never would have thought to pair a chocolate donut with avocado cream! Dorothy, that is so interesting! I love everything about these, esp those sprinkles! I want a sprinkle purse!

    At August 13, 2012 at 9:05 AM , Blogger Ellen said...

    I'll be right over! I would really, really, really like to try that pan...Just imagine the possibilities! Great combo of flavors and I may just have to give this avocado cream or frosting a try. Maybe with some tequila or triple sec? :)

    At August 13, 2012 at 9:43 AM , Anonymous JulieD said...

    wow, these look amazing!

    At August 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Sweet Bella Roos said...

    Haha ok you might be a little out of control with the avocados... but I'm totally with you on the sprinkles. I've been known to put sprinkles on my pb&j sandwiches... haha!

    At August 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are so creative! The green looks just beautiful next to the chocolate brown...I'm not sure what it would taste like, but Ellen just won me over with her zucchini and chocolate combo, so I know that chocolate CAN be delicious paired with something green :) Congrats on the SacConnect shout out on Facebook!

    At August 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Thanks Averie!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    They go so well together! Thanks Karen!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    But it's sweet delicious green ooze. :) thanks for stopping by!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Avocado makes awesome treats! Thanks for visiting!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Haha thanks Sally! Chocolate and avocado were made for each other. :)

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Thank you!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    You'd love it Jacqueline. I'm sure of it!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM , Anonymous Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies said...

    So, my doctor said I should eat more avocado. And I said I should eat more chocolate. Best of both worlds, don't you think?! This looks so fun!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Winnie said...

    It looks great but sounds quite (a lot) weird.
    I've made Avocado brioche - http://www.winnish.net/2011/08/blog-post_24.html
    and as you - I loooooooove avocado
    I'm pinning this, I think I'd like to try it

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} said...

    That Wilton doughnut pan looks awesome and so not doughnut-ish, lol. I'm intrigued with the avocado flavour combo. But I can't comment because, [don't faint] I've never tried it. [are you still upright?] I wish Wilton would send me stuff!

    They do look amazing and I will have to try them. I'm up for anything sweet. And the sprinkles make them more happier than they were already!

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Haha! :)

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Thanks Kaylee!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Yes!! :)

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    Weird yes totally. But good! I want your brioche!

    At August 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Heather Kinnaird said...

    I want a Wilton pan! my vote would be for the glitter - everything looks pretty when it sparkles:) I guess I'll have to try sweet avocados, all the cool kids are doing it

    At August 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have been all over avocados this summer too, and love it filling these doughnuts! Seriously...love. Avocado paired with chocolate is definitely a new favorite.

    At August 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

    Okay, totally loving that twist donut pan! And I never would have thought to pair avocados with a donut, but I bet the chocolate makes a wonderful pairing!!

    At August 13, 2012 at 9:04 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

    The doughnut looks amazing. It really does and I want one right now. But the avocado filling kinda weirds me out. Is it really tasty? Because it looks like it'd taste like spinach. I'll take your word for it, as you've not steered me wrong yet :)

    At August 14, 2012 at 6:35 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    They are so good Heather! And yes you need glitter. :)

    At August 14, 2012 at 6:35 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    It does Ashely, thank you!

    At August 14, 2012 at 7:06 AM , Blogger Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box said...

    Avocado whipped cream? What an amazing idea! And I can't get enough of sprinkles either. I've never seen edible glitter before - I'll have to get my hands on some!

    At August 15, 2012 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Dawn @ DJs Sugar Shack said...

    Ohhhh I want one of those pans. I love avocados but I've never paired them with sweets. I thInk Im going to have to give it a shot.

    At August 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

    It's so good, you must try it!

    At August 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Shirley said...

    I want that pan! I've resisted getting a doughnut pan so far, but cute photos like these weaken my willpower. I've never thought of putting chocolate and avocado together, but now I want to try it!

    At August 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

    I would have never thought to combine avocado with chocolate...sounds SO good! Thanks for linking up!


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