Sunday, August 18, 2013

Zucchini Cupcakes

  Prep :  20 minutes    Bake :20 minutes + cooling  Makes 18 to 24 cupcakes

I asked my friend for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy caramel frosting. They're such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you're eating your vegetables, too!
3                    eggs
1-1/3             cups sugar
1/2                cup canola oil
1/2                cup orange juice
1                   teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2             cups all-purpose flour
2                    teaspoons ground cinnamon
2                    teaspoons baking powder
1                    teaspoon baking soda
1                    teaspoon salt
1/2                 teaspoon ground cloves
1-1/2              cups shredded zucchini

1                    cup packed brown sugar
1/2                 cup butter, cubed
1/4                 cup 2% milk
1                    teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 to 2       cups confectioners' sugar
1 .         
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, orange juice and extract. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in zucchini.
2 .         Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
3.          For frosting, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to lukewarm.
4.          Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes.


  1. The frosting is made beautifully! The cupcakes look delicious, interesting to use zucchini in it!

  2. Lovely cupcakes, Nee!
    Perfect for breakfast and anytime snack for the day!

  3. Hi Jasline , don't let the zucchini fool you , kids / grownups love them love sweets , my kids love them and it's a cool way to get more veggies into kids . Thanks for stopping by :).

  4. Hi Joyce , they are perfect for a quick fix . Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. We've got zucchini coming out our ears at the moment, but there's always room for more! These cupcakes look perfect - definitely something we should try. Thanks so much.

  6. Hi John , fresh zucchini , love it and how about a zucchini cake tomorrow . You are welcome and thanks for stopping by :).

  7. I'm happy that you shared your friend's recipe...the cupcakes sound wonderful.

  8. Hi Karen , the cupcakes are yummy. Thanks for stopping by ... love visitors :)

  9. Sign me up for these fantastic cupcakes. I love zucchini bread so I know I will love these. thanks for sharing, Ginger

  10. Hi Ginger , they are so yummy , my kids love them . Thanks for stopping by :) .


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