Need a healthy-ish chocolate treat? These chocolate zucchini cupcakes fill the bill admirably - and without totally derailing your vow to eat your veggies. Made with shredded zucchini and fat-free yogurt, these are sure to please even your pickiest eater.
Best of all, there's no need to drain and squeeze out the moisture in these babies. We want the moisture here. We shredded a 6-inch zucchini with the large size shredding disk in our food processor and had a bit to spare. We let it sit as we made the cupcake batter. Then we shook off any extra moisture that had accumulated at the bottom. You can shred with a finer size in your processor or on your box grater if you're truly trying to hide the veg from your family.
This recipe is adapted from a King Arthur Flour cake. We've changed the method of combining the ingredients significantly, and they work great with your mixer and SideSwipe beater. (naturally)
This recipe makes 12 good-size cupcakes. Let them cool completely for best flavor. They're even better the second day. If you like, you can drizzle them with melted chocolate chips or a cream cheese glaze. We made a glaze using about 1 ounce of warm cream cheese, 1/3 cup of powdered sugar, a couple of drops of vanilla extract and a 1/2 teaspoon of milk. You can play around with the ingredients to get an amount and consistency that you like. You will need very little it you want to do the drizzle as shown in the photo.
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