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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Malinda
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 c. zucchini shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
  • FROSTING
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 TBS. butter room temperature
  • 4 TBS. cocoa powder
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBS. milk
Instructions
  1. Mix zucchini, egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add to the zucchini mixture and stir just until moistened.
  4. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  6. Fill each cup 2/3 full with batter.
  7. Bake 350 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove cupcakes from muffin tin and cool completely before frosting.
  9. FROSTING
  10. Combine cream cheese and butter and beat at a medium speed until fluffy.
  11. Add cocoa powder, powdered sugar and milk.
  12. Beat again until nice and fluffy.
  13. Frost cupcakes as desired.