Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes

Also (mostly so I don't lose the recipe), the chocolate-zucchini cupcakes I made on Sunday were insanely good.


  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (Nuts in a cupcake? I think not. I left these out.)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large bowl, beat eggs with sugar for about 10 minutes or until thickened and pale. Blend oil and cooled chocolate into the beaten egg mixture.

In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir flour mixture into egg mixture until just blended. Stir in zucchini and chopped nuts.

Using an ice-cream scoop, spoon batter into 24 paper-lined or greased muffin cups, filling the cups 2/3 full.

Bake for 20 minutes or until fork or toothpick inserted in a cupcake's center comes out clean.

Let cool in pans on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool completely. Spread with chocolate frosting and garnish with walnut or pecan halves (optional).


nylonthread said...

Oooh, those look and sound wonderful! And remind me that my grandmother used to bake zucchini-nut bread when I was a wee lass. Loved it! Maybe I'll bake some this weekend?

Kelly O said...

It made these lovely moist, not-too-sweet, not-too-rich cupcakes. And whole wheat tends to make things a bit dry, so the zucchini helped a lot, I think.

thordora said...

With you on the nuts. Who the fuck puts nuts in things.

I shall try these. Insanely large zuc on the counter and last recipie HUGE fail.

kevin forgot said...

spelling of recipe fail

Kelly O said...

your a spellng and grammer natzi

kevin forgot said...

my nazi senses are tingling