Gearing Up For Avocado Pound Cake


There was something about this month that had me craving avocados.  I found myself coming home from yoga–peeling them open and scooping out their green goodness.  I even have proof that this was going on because I tweeted it.

“I just finished yoga and then I attacked an avocado.”

Then, later on that same day, say about 7 hours later, something of an avocado/twitter/matrix/phenomena happened and I saw this tweet:

“i made avocado pound cake… lots of amazing.

It was tweeted by Joy, of the adorable and inspiring blog Joy The Baker.  And, it contained a link to her unique lightly green pound cake.  Weird, right?  All kinds of weird “coincidences” happen like that on twitter all the time.  But, clearly this loaf was meant to be made by me.   And, thankfully I hadn’t eaten all the avocados in the house.  I had exactly one and a half left…enough to make the pound cake.  And, miracles of all miracles I even had cornmeal and buttermilk.  It was Avocado-Pound-Cake-Time…game on.


Eventually I did get my little slices of green love.  But, it took some trials and I’ll be honest some safety gear to get me going in the right direction.   Heed my warning.  You could lose an eye making this loaf.  Especially if you are using a plastic sifter to sift cornmeal.


Here’s what happened.  It all started with the cornmeal.  I’ll be honest, mine seemed chunkier than normal.  And, let me just tell you right off the bat I realized that getting to a cup was going to be a little more tedious than I expected.  Teaspoon by tedious teaspoon I sifted for awhile.  Occasionally the little pathetic plastic blade would get stuck and I would jam the lever and bang it about to free up the blade again.  I’d squeeze a little harder on the handle and it would break free until finally on one good squeeze the feeble plastic blade shattered and exploded cornmeal out of the sifter.  The cornmeal flew straight out like buckshot with shocking velocity.  This, my friends, is where I was almost blinded by this near pea size cornmeal crumb below.


You’d think it would be fairly easy to sift a cup of cornmeal with any ole’ sifter.  This line of thinking is  exactly where I went astray.  Like I said, word to the wise…if you own a plastic sifter.  It’s time to upgrade.


Hence, the protective eye-wear.


Now go, do yourself a favor and get yourself a decent metal sifter.


And, stay tuned for another bite tomorrow.


‘Cause I’m not going any further ’til I take a drink ’til you gear up!