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Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

"My three girls love these moist, nut-topped cupcakes even without frosting," remarks Debra Forshee from Stockton, Kansas. "They're a great way to use up zucchini, and they freeze well for a quick snack."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Top with pecans. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 208 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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