two cakes

What do you do when your beautiful roommate from California has a birthday in January?  Have a Cali beach bash complete with bikinis (over sweaters) and sandals (with or without socks).  And what kind of cake is required?  Why, a sun-bathing beach cake and an avocado cake, of course.

Decadent beachside scene, designed by Bethany & Jen. There are tanning teddy grahams.

Lemon avocado cake for the California-phile in us all. If you added tomato and onion,
it would be a guacamole cake, but that is ill-advised.

Lemon Avocado Cake Recipe

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
3 c. cake flour
4 eggs
1 can coconut milk
1/2 ripe avocado
2 tbsp. lemon juice
lemon zest
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground black pepper 

Make cake as usual, whipping fats (butter + avocado) and sugar together, adding eggs and then remaining liquids.  Combine dry ingredients separately, then add to wet ingredients.  I baked this one in bundt pan for 45 minutes at 375 degrees, but don't quote me on that.  On top: lemon glaze and avocado slices. Yum.


  1. looks like a lovely party! so impressed by the cakes. :)
    i hope i can visit btown again soon!

  2. What a lovely party and cakes it was in deed. Thanks again for making me feel so loved for my birthday!