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Pancake Cake with Avocado Frosting

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Cake version Instant Pancake Mix:

1 pound 5 ounces all-purpose flour

8 1/2 ounces cake flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon kosher salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Instant Pancakes:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

2 whole eggs, room temperature

2 cups buttermilk, room temperature

2 cups Instant pancake mix from above

For the Frosting:

8 ounces ripe avocado meat, approximately 2 small to medium avocadoes

2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 pound powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk well to combine.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Instant Pancakes:

  1. Heat an electric griddle or frying pan to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the butter, eggs and buttermilk in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Pour this over the 2 cups of pancake mix that is in a separate bowl and whisk just to combine. Do not try to remove all of the lumps.
  3. Once your griddle or pan is hot, use a large ice cream disher to scoop the batter onto the griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to hold. Repeat until all of the batter has been used. You will have 10-12 pancakes.

For the Frosting:

  1. Peel and pit the avocado. Place the avocado and the lemon juice into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat until lightened in color, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time and beat until smooth. Add the lemon extract and whisk to combine.
  2. Place a small dab of frosting on a plate and set one of the pancakes on top of it. This serves as an anchor to hold the cake in place. Spread about 1/4 cup of frosting on top of the pancake. Top with another pancake and repeat until you have 6 layers. Frost the top and sides with the frosting if desired.