Monday, August 24, 2009

8/21/09 - Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Friday night turned into girly night and of course champagne and wine turned to talk of chocolate and then baked goods were needed! After finding a post on a blog for a cake made with zucchini and chocolate (but using annoying buttermilk! who keeps this on hand?) I did a quick search and came up with a recipe my pantry could handle.

This recipe isn't really healthy despite the addition of grated zucchini but I did decrease the amount of oil found in the original (1 1/2 c) and I do think that apple sauce or another sub could make it even better. These cupcakes were so wonderful because they were rich and almost creamy so be careful when baking and go for under done rather than over!

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes (12 cupcakes and 2 mini-cakes)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini

1) mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
2) blend in the eggs and oil, mix well
3) stir in zucchini
4) distribute into lined cupcake tins and place in over
5) bake for 30 min a 350 or till toothpick comes out clean.

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