- Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 209.9
- Total Fat: 8.7 g
- Cholesterol: 45.1 mg
- Sodium: 227.4 mg
- Total Carbs: 34.2 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
- Protein: 3.7 g
Zucchini Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese FrostingSubmitted by: FAELFE
IntroductionThese not too sweet cupcakes are a great match with the lime cream cheese frosting. They'd probably also taste great with some coconut tossed in. Cake taken from www.bakingbites.com and frosting adapted from www.slashfood.com. These not too sweet cupcakes are a great match with the lime cream cheese frosting. They'd probably also taste great with some coconut tossed in. Cake taken from www.bakingbites.com and frosting adapted from www.slashfood.com.
For the cupcakes:
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp lime zest
4-oz (approx. 1/3 cup) unsweetened applesauce
3-4 cups shredded zucchini (4-5 medium)
For the frosting:
4 oz cold cream cheese
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered/confectioner's sugar
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, lime zest and applesauce until very smooth.
Stir in flour mixture and mix only until just combined, with no streaks of flour remaining. Stir in shredded zucchini.
Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and scoop batter evenly into the liners.
Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting. Mix the cream cheese (cold, don't take it out of the fridge until you are ready to use it), butter (melted), lime juice, and vanilla until blended. Add powdered sugar--make sure it has been sifted after it was measured to remove lumps. Stir until blended.
Frost cupcakes when they're done, and enjoy! Makes 18 cupcakes.
*I add green food dye to the frosting to give it a more tropical look, which is nice.
Number of Servings: 18
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FAELFE.