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posted: 04/13/16

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These Zucchini Cupcakes are amazingly delicious and moist! A whole batch will get DEVOURED before you know it!

In a cupcake tin, the Zucchini Cupcake has a dark golden brown color topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting.

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The other day I shared with you this amazing Cream Cheese Frosting recipe and when I did I promised you I would be brining you some Zucchini Cupcakes! And today is the day my friends!

In a cupcake tin, the Zucchini Cupcake has a dark golden brown color topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting.

These cupcakes are based off of this Caramel Zucchini Spice Poke Cake which is OVER THE TOP amazing! But I decided that I needed it in smaller form. Actually, I decided that my Cream Cheese Frosting needed a more civilized delivery system than a spoon.

The Zucchini Cupcakes has a golden brown color with thinly sliced zucchini.

This batch of cupcakes makes TWO AND A HALF DOZEN! Yummy, right? So I sent this big tub of them to work with Nathan and something crazy happened, he came home with the tub the same day! EMPTY! ?

The Zucchini Cupcakes has a golden brown color with thinly sliced zucchini.

He walked in the door and said, “People really liked those muffins!”

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Oops!! I guess that’s what happens when you just hand your husband tupperware after tupperware as he walks out the door. To be fair to his coworkers, they were unfrosted because I still needed to shoot the cream cheese frosting. But that just goes to show, if you eat all your frosting before they make it to your cupcakes, you can still eat your muffins.

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In a cupcake tin, the Zucchini Cupcake has a large bite in it showing the a dark golden brown color and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting.

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Zucchini Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsps cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 pound zucchini about 2 medium zucchini, or 3 cups grated, grated finely
  • Cream Cheese Frosting see note

Instructions

  • reheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three cupcake pans with parchment baking cups (or regular cupcake liners).
  • Whisk together in a large bowl the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugars together in a large bowl until the sugars are just about dissolved. Now add the oil about a half a cup at a time and whisk in until it’s combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture. Stir in the zucchini.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full. (I love using this scoop).
  • Turn your oven down to 325 right before putting the cupcakes in. Bake for 23 to 26 minutes or until the edges just begin to turn golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Notes

For just a small layer of frosting on each cupcake, one recipe of the frosting should be enough. If you would like to pile it high as in the pictures, you will need two to two and half recipes.
Author: Lisa Longley

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In a cupcake tin, the Zucchini Cupcake has a large bite in it showing the a dark golden brown color and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting.

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  1. Mir says

    I would have eaten them all, too. Whenever I bring baked goods to work, they disappear so fast!
    And adding the frosting on top…wow. I am undone!

  2. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says

    Words to live by: “If you eat all your frosting before they make it to your cupcakes, you can still eat your muffins.”

  3. Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com says

    I love zucchini cakes! Cute pictures! :)

  4. Brenda says

    When I first saw this on my Pinterest feed I was a little confused (and disgusted). VEGETABLES in CUPCAKES! I couldn’t believe my eyes. BUT I tried them out yesterday and they were AMAZING!!! So much so that I brought them to my book club that same night and they were a hit! Even my picky 3 year old ate enough to give him a tummy ache! LOL! Thanks for the recipe, I loved it.

    • Lisa Longley says

      LOL!! I’m glad they were a hit, Brenda!

  5. Sophie says

    Delicious!! <3 <3 Thank you so much for the recipe!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked them Sophie!

  6. Melinda Oviedo says

    Hi, I found this recipe on Pinterest . Can’t wait to try it! I don’t have cloves, can I substitute it with all spice?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried it with allspice, but I feel like it would be good in these!

  7. bonnie says

    I would like to follow you but it won’t accept my e mail address. How can I get it to accept it? thanks

    • Lisa Longley says

      That is super weird, Bonnie! It did it to me too when I tried to add you from my site also. I have manually added you, let me know if you don’t get a yummy email tomorrow :)

  8. Kerri Diegel says

    My friend Andi tweaked this a bit and turned them into the best gluten free, vegan cupcakes. People clamor for them when we make them.

  9. Bri says

    do we need to drain the zucchini in a cheese cloth to get rid of all the juices or do we just grate and add it all to cupcakes?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I didn’t squeeze it out, I just added it.

  10. Sheryl says

    5 stars
    Delicious ????

    • Lisa Longley says

      Glad you liked these Sheryl!

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