I’m still here and I think I’d better at least say Happy Halloween!
apparently I am having a hard time prioritizing my blog lately–even though I have things I want to share (go figure) I will be really mad at myself though if I don’t post this most delicious cupcake recipe EVAH … my mom found it in a magazine (Good Housekeeping, I think) and I am totally serious when I say MOST DELICIOUS. I am really not a huge cupcake fan, 11 times out of 10 choosing a brownie instead, but these … and perhaps its because they are very "brownie-like" are in a whole new category of cupcake. The secret ingredient is zucchini (which somehow makes them seem healthy right?) Anyway trust me and go borrow or beg or even buy some big, green vegetable — shred it up and put it in 2 cup portions in your freezer (you’ll thank me)
Prize Winning Choco-Zucchini Cupcakes
2 C shredded zucchini
2 C sugar
3/4 C cooking oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 C milk chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Stir together zucchini, eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla.
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder and chips, stirring until combined.
Spoon batter into cupcake pan lined with paper liners.
Bake about 25 minutes
Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting
Peanut Butter Frosting
Beat 1/2 C peanut butter, 1/2 C softened butter, 1 Tblsp milk, and 1/2 tsp vanilla with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add 1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar until spreading consistancy is reached
Not that anyone needs more sugar today, but I made these two weeks ago, when Paula and Kayce were in town and Paula took the photo with my Halloween sprinkles on top — naturally they are easily adorned with any color for any occasion — so, perhaps next week when the candy is gone and you need an insulin rush you could whip up some chocolate/peanut butter heaven!
Ok, I’m off to wake up my little vampire, the human torch and fairy princess. I really hope I post later today – Kara and I are going to the elementary school party as Mom 1 and Mom 2– can’t wait.
update: how fun!
and I switched the letters out for Clark and his friend, so they could do some trick or treating too!