Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 24 cupcakes
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cups with cupcake wrappers.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips. Mix in the eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla extract. Fold in zucchini until mixed throughout.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Allow to cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter. Mix in vanilla and gradually add in confectioners' sugar. Frost cupcakes or refrigerate for 30 minutes before frosting.
  5. Enjoy!
If you don't have applesauce, you can substitute vegetable oil.
If you want green icing, add green dye to the cream cheese icing.
Recipe by Sugar, Spice and Family Life at