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Raisin-Zucchini Spice Cupcakes Recipe

Raisin-Zucchini Spice Cupcakes Recipe

“We were out of flour one night when I wanted to make zucchini muffins, so I used a box of spice cake mix instead. They're a huge hit with the kids and my husband.” —Tracy Scherer, Climax, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • CINNAMON FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in zucchini and raisins. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 183 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Raisin-Zucchini Spice Cupcakes

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Two thumbs up! From 3 teenage boys stuffing these cupcakes in their mouth. I did cut back on the liquid because wanted more of a muffin feel vs a cupcake feel and to compensate for some extra zucchini. Flavor, texture and appearance is great."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"DELICIOUS!!! All my favorite flavors in one place! Even my fiance who said he hates zucchini ate these! : ) Definitely a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"I did not like the spices that came across in this cake. I think it may be the cake mix as well as the frosting which I did not like. Although I made these yesterday and they look just like the picture, nobody has really touched them, unlike the chocolate zucchini cupcakes I made the day before which were gone."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"My mom liked to have muffins with coffee in the morning so I was always looking for new recipes. These were a big hit wiht her and me."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"I have made these 3 time and they are so good. I used eggbeaters each time to save a few calories. I have given several away to friends and they all loved them. They are so easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"I made these the other day and they are to die for. I gave several to friends and they all loved them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"We loved the taste of the cupcakes, but I was disappointed when they fell after taking them from the oven. They looked great in the oven, but as soon as I took them out, the centers fell on every single one. I even filled them a little more than I usually do for cupcakes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"My family loved these cupcakes - even the grandchildren! I frosted them with cream cheese frosting instead, but my husband said he would have been satisfied just plain. D Nebraska"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"These turned out very well considering how runny the batter seemed to be. My family dug into them not knowing they had the zucchini in them and they were gone before I knew it! The texure of these cupcakes was very light. I used about 2 tsps of reduced sugar cream cheese icing for each cupcake. Mmmmm-good!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"These didn't turn out for me twice! Followed recipe to a t. Almost seemed as if they had too much liquid? Tasted okay...tm"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"I made these cupcakes and took them to work, not telling anyone there was zucchini in them until after they tried them. They were a big hit and even the zucchini "haters" liked them and some had two!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"Good and quick"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"May I use yellow cake instead spice mix?. Can I add different spices, like cinamon? I live in Guatemala, and I can´t find all premixes all the time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"The cupcakes are very good and moist but the frosting is very sweet and not very good. I would recommend using a cream cheese frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Where do you get apple pie spice?!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"sounds good cant wait to make it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"I added 1 tsp apple pie spice and used cream cheese frosting : )"

MY REVIEW
JMU
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

"I made a cake, rather than cup cakes. My hubby can't stand zucchini, but LOVED THIS RECIPE! I actually added a little extra nutmeg to the cake mix. It's a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"My four kids don't eat cooked raisins so I substituted dates for the raisins. They ate them all in 2 days! Thanx for sharing!"

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