Hide the healthy! The peanut butter frosting and deep chocolate cupcakes are enhanced with the addition of shredded zucchini. The zucchini keeps the texture moist.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Choco-Zucchini Cupcakes

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with double or single layer of paper bake cups or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl stir together zucchini, eggs, granulated sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and, if desired, chocolate pieces; stir until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling cups about half full. Bake about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Cool completely on racks. Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting. Makes 24 cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (Choco-Zucchini Cupcakes)

263 calories; 13 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 207 mg sodium. 115 mg potassium; 35 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 25 g sugar; 4 g protein; 146 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 28 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Peanut Butter Frosting

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  • Allow butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a medium mixing bowl combine butter, peanut butter, the 1 tablespoon milk, and the vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. If necessary, stir in the 1 to 2 teaspoons milk to make frosting spreading consistency.

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Reviews (4)

53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5.0 stars
08/23/2019
Absolutely delicious! Moist and flavorful. I added chocolate drizzle to the top for even more chocolate!
Rating: 5.0 stars
08/23/2019
Absolutely delicious! Moist and flavorful. I added chocolate drizzle to the top for even more chocolate!
Rating: Unrated
07/05/2013
OMG- even after my 4 year old saw the zuchinni being put in, she still ate them and loves them!
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Rating: Unrated
09/17/2015
for some reason my cupcakes did not turn our?