Monday, August 24, 2009

... chocolate zucchini cupcakes

zucchini

isn't it lovely when you can meander out into the garden, pick some home-grown produce fresh off the vine, and then turn it into delicious baked goods? yes, i think so, too.

this was our first year growing zucchini, and i seriously can't get enough. yes, there is zucchini coming out of our ears (not literally, that would be gross and painful), but i am happy to grate it all up, add some sugar, flour, and eggs and transform it into something moist and sweet and yummy.

chocolate zucchini cupcakes

thankfully the newest issue of gourmet had a recipe for chocolate zucchini cupcakes that sounded just perfect, though theirs was meant to be served sans frosting. the horror! i turned to my old pal martha and found a frosting recipe that seemed to be made to grace these cupcakes (a combination of butter, cream cheese, sour cream, chocolate powder, melted bittersweet chocolate, and powdered sugar). it was a match made in heaven.

chocolate zucchini cupcakes

3 comments:

  1. Zucchini chocolate cupcakes sound awesome. I agree--if they're going to call something a cupcake, frosting is a must. This was my first year growing zucchinis too! I often sautee mine in olive oil w/ yellow squash and tomatoes (sort of an impromptu "ratatouille"), but I recently made zucchini bread (loved it and will repeat), and am thinking about trying my hand at making savory zucchini pancakes/fritters.

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  2. Funny, I was just looking at this recipe for zucchini fritters from Nigella Lawson earlier this week:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112184841

    Frankly, anything in fritter form sounds delicious!

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  3. Hey-thanks for sharing that link. I agree about fritters. And that's why I'm thinking about giving these zucchini ones a try over this holiday weekend. (Goodness, where did summer go?)! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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