Monday, June 24, 2013

Veggies for Dessert Series: Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Another great recipe that can be used as dessert as well as a helping of vegetables. These cupcakes taste nice and chocolatey but contain zucchini. The zucchini make the cupcakes really nice and moist plus add an extra dose of vitamin for your daily intake. This is a great way to get kids that don't like zucchini to eat their share of zuchini without them even knowing it!

1 1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup yogurt
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup grated carrots
chocolate frosting

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.

In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light. Then add the eggs one at a time and mixing well in between. Mix in the vanilla. In a seperate bowl combine the flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder. Add the grated vegetables and mix them in well to coat them in the flour mixture. Then add it one cup at a time to the butter-egg mixture. Then add the yogurt and combine it well.
Line a muffin tin with cupcake paper cups and fill them with the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick put in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool then frost and enjoy :)

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