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Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes


What You Need

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

3 eggs

1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups grated zucchini

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 (16 ounce) package chocolate frosting

1/2 cup walnut halves (optional)


1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2) In a large bowl, beat eggs with sugar for about 10 minutes or until thickened and pale. Blend oil and cooled chocolate into the beaten egg mixture.

3) In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir flour mixture into egg mixture until just blended. Stir in zucchini and chopped nuts. Using an ice-cream scoop, spoon batter into 24 paper-lined or greased muffin cups, filling the cups 2/3 full.

4) Bake for 20 minutes or until fork or toothpick inserted in a cupcake's center comes out clean. Let cool in pans on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool completely. Optional: Spread with chocolate frosting and garnish with walnut or pecan halves.

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