Sunday, January 31, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Week 29

Chocolate and zucchini?  I never would have put these two together in a cupcake, but these are de-lish-uss!

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup cocoa, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp allspice
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare muffin pan with cupcake liners.

In a medium bowl mix together the sugar, butter and oil. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla, buttermilk, and zucchini.

In a separate bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients and mix until well combined. Spoon batter into liners. Bake for approximately 20 minutes (don't overcook them or you will lose all the moist goodness - you want them to look almost done in the oven - they will continue to cook for a few minutes after you pull them from the oven).

Frost cupcakes with your favorite frosting or eat them plain!

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