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Picture of Ghirardelli Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Avocado Icing
What was I thinking you ask? Don't worry, you will fall in love with these sweet treats once you have tried them.

I have to pay homage to my Guru of the Kitchen, Alton Brown. He is the one who inspired me to cook years ago. This was a recipe I learned from one of his shows with just a few changes.

At the end of this Instructable you will find a helpful way to cut and clean an avocado.

Enjoy.

Step 1: Things you will need...

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This was the first time I used this cupcake recipe and it won't be the last. I don't think I will make another type of chocolate cupcake again!

Things you will need for the cupcakes:

1c. All-Purpose Flour

1/4c. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. ( I used Ghirardelli )

1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 Large Egg

1/2c. Firmly packed Brown Sugar

1/2c. Granulated Sugar

1/2c Whole Milk

1/3c Strong Coffee

1/2c Unsalted Butter (Melted)

Things you will need for the icing:

1lb. Confectionery Sugar

1 Medium Avocado

1 Stick of Butter (unsalted)

1 teaspoon Lemon Extract

1/2 tablespoon Lemon Juice