Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes that are so delicious you will not even believe you’re eating a dessert loaded with vegetables. Made with a milk chocolate frosting, these cupcakes are pure chocolate decadence. Use up those garden zucchini in this satisfying cupcake recipe!
This recipe is for all of you who need creative ways to eat your vegetables.
Today’s recipe is updated from summer 2015. The cupcakes were lacking in flavor. They also were a bit flat. Nothing to be overly excited about.
I introduce to you the new and improved chocolate zucchini cupcake and it’s a real winner!
It’s a rich chocolate cupcake with shredded zucchini throughout and a luscious milk chocolate frosting on top. These cupcakes are the best way to eat zucchini. Truly!
Today’s recipe is rich, moist and full of flavor. I used unsweetened cocoa powder and went with just a bit more than what I used in the Andes mint cupcakes. I used oil and no extra liquid. The zucchini will release their liquid during baking and this combined with oil is plenty to keep the cupcakes supremely moist.
Everything gets mixed right in one bowl, making cleanup a breeze. The cupcakes take only 25 minutes to bake and once they’ve cooled they’re ready to be frosted with chocolate frosting.
The frosting is simple. Take a basic vanilla buttercream and add unsweetened cocoa powder to it. Mix it up and voilà.
The printable recipe card with full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
I was guilty of eating the frosting with a spoon. I couldn’t control myself.
It’s one of the best frostings I’ve made. Almost better than my cookie butter frosting.
I piped the frosting on with a Wilton 1M piping tip but you can also slather it on with an offset spatula just as easily.
I am in love with eating zucchini this way. And anyone you serve these cupcakes to will never know there is zucchini in them. You can’t even taste it. All you can taste is chocolate goodness.
You have to try these chocolate zucchini cupcakes. They are soft, tender, moist… cupcake heaven!