Saturday, July 30, 2011

Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting





So far on the poll to the right, Simpler Recipes has the most votes. Here's a quick and easy recipe for zucchini cupcakes that uses basic ingredients and it's made in one bowl! This time of year everyone seems to have a ton of zucchini so it's a great way to sneak some extra veggies in too.  As a note, this recipe doesn't require eggs, however the addition of sour cream and oil makes for a deliciously moist cupcake! 


Ingredients are as follows:

¼ C sour cream
1 C sugar
¼ C oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C zucchini (peeled, seeded and chopped)
1 ½ C flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
dash of nutmeg



Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease cupcake pan.  
This recipe yields 12 cupcakes.


In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, sugar and oil.


Stir in vanilla and zucchini.


Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir until combined.


Evenly divide batter into prepared cupcake pan.


Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.


Cool for a few minutes then remove from pan; allow to cool completely before frosting. 


Take a bite and enjoy!

 You can see by peeling the zucchini it doesn't show up 
at  all  so your kids will never know it's in there!





33 comments:

  1. These look absolutely delicious! I love your detail work on the frosting. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  2. I really love this recipe - mmmmmm - thank you for sharing!
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    Concetta

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  3. These sound yummy! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. these look so delicious and love that they are made with zucchini
    shopannies@yahoo.com

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  5. YUM! Can't wait to try and make these...love the simpler recipes...I'm not so domesticated and need all the help I can get! :)
    Casey

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  6. Those look so yummy! I just love your pretty frosting!

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  7. I love hiding zucchini in my kids baked goods. You are totally right, if you peel the zucchini they can't even tell. Great recipe!


    If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands. I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)

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  8. Oh my goodness...these look so tasty! I was looking for a zucchini cupcake recipe and this is it! : )

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  9. Those look so moist and delicious. Yum. Cannot wait to try them out. Come over and visit. We have a fantastic Southern recipe to share.

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  10. These cupcakes look wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing and linking to TMTT.

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  11. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

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  12. great job w/ this...looks great and thx for sharing at Tea Party Tuesday. Have a super week.

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  13. What a GREAT recipe! I'd like to invite you over to Lady Behind The Curtain for my link party "Cast Party Wednesday" to share this and more of your recipes.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  14. Sounds good. Should be super moist with zucchini. Thank you for sharing at Joy of Desserts too.

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  15. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it~

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  16. i love what people have been doing with zucchini lately! this takes the cake though! (ha, cake... not pun-y, sorry). thanks for posting, as always i love your blog :)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  17. Yum! I like how you frosted them too. Normally I just smear icing everywhere, but this looks much better.

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  18. That is the perfect way to use up the zucchini! Yummy!

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  19. Those look so good.

    Good Rule: Keep Cool
    ~Rainey @ The Project Table~

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  20. I keep hearing about zucchini cupcakes and have not tried them yet! After seeing how yummy they look in your post, I am going to make them! Thanks for the inspiration! I would love for you to link your cupcake post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party on Monday at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com.

    P.S. I am a new follower!

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  21. These look fabulous...excellent piping technique ~

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  22. Hi Lisa,
    A great new recipe for me to try with all of my garden zucchini. It looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon! Hope you are having a great week end.
    Miz Helen

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  23. These look heavenly! They are picture perfect!
    And...simplicity is beauty! :) I can't wait to try them. So glad to find you via sweet as sugar cookies! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  24. Hi!
    Just wanted to let you know that I featured you on Savory Sunday this week! Have a great rest of your weekend!! :)

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  25. What an awesome step up from Zucchini bread. I love these Zucchini cupcakes.
    Thank you so much for sharing them at Foodie Wednesday.

    Hope you can come by this week again and share another great recipe.

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow for another party filled with GREAT RECIPES!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  27. I wish I had one of these right now! Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy A to Z this week!

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  28. this looks incredible! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday.
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  29. A great trick to make kids eat their vegetables:D love it and the frosting looks delicious!

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