Monday, September 14, 2009

MSC-Zucchini Spice Cupcakes



I joined Martha's Cupcake Club this week, where we make a Martha Stewart Cupcake cookbook recipe every month. This month was Zucchini Spice Cupcakes. These cupcakes are essentially like carrot cupcakes, except with zucchini instead. I can't really taste the Zucchini too much, but they are delicious nonetheless.
I also made the cream cheese frosting suggested with the cakes in the book. The frosting is really good, very cream cheesy. I did think it was a bit too sweet to eat a lot of it with the cakes. Next time I'll only add a portion of the sugar. I added a little lemon zest, I love it in just about everything, it makes it a bit more fresh and lively.
Can you see the little green specks in the cake from the zucchini? I can't, and the pictures a little blurry. I took some new pictures, but unfortunately they're not so great either. I don't have an external flash and it was a bit overcast, and I didn't have a good specimen to photograph, since all the good ones were scarfed up by hungry residents.
My team at the hospital will love digging into these tomorrow morning! Yum!!

***So I updated the post a bit. These cupcakes were AWESOME! I'd like to believe that they're "healthy" since they're made with zucchini right?? Not to mention the whole cream cheese and butter frosting part! *wink*wink* I'd like to eat a whole batch by myself, but I'm trying to quit ;)





12 comments:

Nina said...

I'm glad you liked the cupcakes and I hope that your taste testers love them too!

Monica said...

Great job! These turned out fabulous. I like the idea of adding a little zest with the frosting. I will have to try that. :)

marthaandme said...

I didn't even think about the comparison carrot cake - that is exactly right. These look yummy.

k.a.r.e.n said...

You have some great looking cupcakes there! I thought these were great tasting too even though we couldnt really taste the zucchini.

Tracey said...

Thanks so much for baking along with me this month! Your cupcakes look perfect! I completely agree with you - this recipe reminds me a lot of so many carrot cake recipes. The cream cheese frosting was my favorite part for sure!

lakegirl16 said...

It's my first time baking with the MSC Baking Group. Your cupcakes look wonderful, love the frosting!

Judy said...

the little green specks in the cupcake were sooo cute! =)

TeaLady said...

These were good with and without the frosting. Yours look lovely.

Clivia said...

Your cupcakes turned out beautifully! I hope they were enjoyed.

Diana said...

So you are saying you didn't save me one?
What about the cream cheese icing? A spoon of it will do just fine....

SUGAR B said...

Thanks for baking along with us this month! You are a trooper!

You can barely see any zucchini in my cupcakes either. Mine looked and tasted like muffins, so I wasn't a fan of this recipe. I am looking forward to the next one though.

Looking forward to your next cupcake challenge results!

Happy Baking!

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