Every omce in a while I need a healthy cupcake….or a healthy-ish cupcake…..or just a cupcake I can justify eating. Like ones with veggies in them! Like these Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice). And, to go with said somewhat healthy-ish cupcakes, today’s book is The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
The cake is moist and sticky. The nuts add a nice crunch. They are a lot like sweet muffins. The cinnamon and the crunch add to that muffin effect. The full-size isn’t quite as sticky as the mini.
The frosting is extremely thick – I might have added some milk to smooth it out a little. It’s a very sweet cream cheese frosting with just a hint of vanilla.
The sweetness of the frosting actually overpowers all of that yummy cinnamon flavor when you put them together. I would suggest either putting a little less sugar in the frosting OR adding a little cinnamon to the frosting and see if that balances out a little better. Ya know, I’m never against a cinnamon cream cheese frosting!
Notes: This is about as easy as a cupcake gets. The grating of the zucchini is the most time-consuming thing about them.
- Cupcake Taste: 3.5
- Frosting Taste: 4
- Overall Taste: 3
- Appearance: 3
- Ease of Making: 4
- TOTAL: 17.5
Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice)
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*Tomorrow: Apple Cider Cupcakes*