Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Zucchini Cupcake

My daughter turn 4yo! I can't believe it.. times pass so quick, she is grow so big, tall and talk a lot *just wonder, is that come from me or her's dad ? ^grin^.

She loves cupcake, it doesn't matter birthday or not , when i bake cupcake she always want me to put candle on. And than she will start to make a wish. Here is what she wished this time :

"I wish.. i wish with all my heart daddy will stop smoking"

Hahahahah.. I couldn't stop laughing ! She loves her's dad so much.

Back to the recipe *as always ! this is cooking site .. right ? :D I bake zucchini cupcake with peanut butter topping. The cake is perfect, so moist and delicious. Well, if you are not eat much of green veggie why don't you try to make it too. So, you still can say that you are eat veggie ! *LOL ... cheater ! *

I took a picture days ahead ! just because I still want to keep in touch with you guys while I'm on vacation.

Don't STEAL the Images!

Choco-Zucchini Cupcake

Nonstick cooking spray (optional)
2 cups shredded zucchini (about 8 oz.)
3 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cooking oil
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or Nesquick will work too
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk chocolate pieces (optional)
1 recipe Peanut Butter Frosting

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with double or single layer of paper bake cups or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a large bowl stir together zucchini, eggs, granulated sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and, if desired, chocolate pieces; stir until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling cups about half full.

Bake about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Cool completely on racks. Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting. Makes: 24 cupcakes

Peanut Butter Frosting: In a medium mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup softened butter, 1 tablespoon milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, beating until combined. If necessary, stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons additional milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Makes about 1-1/2cups.