Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting! You’ll never suspect that they are whole wheat and loaded with healthy zucchini!
Do you guys remember last week when I posted a picture on Instagram of a tasty little chocolate cupcake? Well today is the day that I’m finally sharing the recipe for these Skinny Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes!
I know it hasn’t even been a full week since I shared the photo of the cupcake, but they were so darn good I couldn’t wait another day post the recipe. My garden is currently on zucchini/summer squash overload and I’m frantically trying to come up with recipes and ways to use it. I’ve already started giving some of it away to my aunt because I honestly can’t use it fast enough. I’ve also realized that going out and checking for new zucchini every 4 days isn’t often enough. The last two times I have gone out to do some harvesting a giant 5 pound, 14 inch long zucchini has been staring me in the face! Seriously, where did it come from? I was just out here a few days ago and there was nothing! I should probably just make everyone on our street a batch of these Skinny Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes then maybe I can get rid of one these beasts!
I called these cupcakes skinny because as far as cupcakes go they are on the lower fat side of the scale and I bumped up the nutrition not only by adding zucchini, but by using whole wheat pastry flour. You might be thinking, what the heck is a vegetable doing in a cupcake, but don’t judge until you taste one of them. I 100% guarantee that you will not taste the zucchini. Heck, my husband didn’t have a clue and he can spot when I made something healthy a mile away! What you will taste is a super moist chocolatey cupcake! The moisture is all thanks to the zucchini and the Greek yogurt which also double as added nutrients and protein. Since this is a cupcake after all it needed some frosting and chocolate cream cheese frosting was the clear winner. I managed to keep the frosting on the lighter side as well by using low fat cream cheese and replacing the butter with Greek yogurt. The frosting is perfectly sweet, creamy, and full of chocolate flavor!
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