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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes – Gluten Free

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes are a nice, light dessert option that incorporates another fruit that we treat as a vegetable.

These gluten free cupcakes are a tasty treat and make the perfect addition to any dessert tray.

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes yields 16 servings.

Enjoy these moist, yet fluffy gluten free cupcakes loaded with chocolate flavour and zucchini.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To begin making Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes I dumped some shortening and eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat them well with an electric hand mixer.

Next I added some almond milk and vanilla extract.  I used the electric hand mixer on low speed to beat the ingredients until they were well combined.

Then I added the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl.  I measured in some Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and a bit of salt.

Using the electric hand mixer I beat on low speed until combined and then on medium speed for about 1 minute.

I grated up enough zucchini to make one cup.

Then I dumped the zucchini into the cupcake batter and used a large wooden spoon to fold in the zucchini.

Once the cupcake batter was ready I put cupcake liners into muffin tins.

I filled the liners 3/4 full with cupcake batter.

I put the muffin tins into a preheated 400F oven for 10 minutes and then reduced the heat to 350F for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center came out clean.

After removing the muffin pans from the oven I allowed the cupcakes to cool for about 10 minutes. 

Then I flipped the cupcakes onto their sides to finish cooling or you could transfer them to a rack.

Once the Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes were completely cooled I used some frosting to decorate them.  

Use your imagination to decorate this delicious dessert.

For variety I used some chocolate and some vanilla frosting.

Young and old alike will enjoy these zucchini filled cupcakes.  Maybe just keep the ingredient list away from the youngest connoisseurs!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make these Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes :

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
    After Baking:
  • Frosting of choice

How to Make Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Put cupcake liners into muffin pans or grease pans.
  3. With an electric hand mixer beat the shortening and eggs well.
  4. Add the almond milk and vanilla and beat on low speed until they are well combined.
  5. Add the Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Beat on low speed until combined and then on medium speed for about 1 minute.
  7. Grate the zucchini and fold it into the cupcake batter.
  8. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans filling 3/4 full.
  9. Place the muffin pans in the preheated 400F oven for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350F.  Continue baking  for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
  11. After 10 minutes flip cupcakes onto their side or onto a cooling rack.
  12. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating as desired.
  13. Serve and Enjoy!
Yield: 16

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes - Gluten Free

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes are a nice, light dessert option that incorporates another fruit that we treat as a vegetable.

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes are a nice, light dessert option that incorporates another fruit that we treat as a vegetable.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • After Baking:
  • Frosting of choice

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400F.
    2. Put cupcake liners into muffin pans or grease pans.
    3. With an electric hand mixer beat the shortening and eggs well.
    4. Add the almond milk and vanilla and beat on low speed until they are well combined.
    5. Add the Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    6. Beat on low speed until combined and then on medium speed for about 1 minute.
    7. Grate the zucchini and fold it into the cupcake batter.
    8. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans filling 3/4 full.
    9. Place the muffin pans in the preheated 400F oven for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350F.  Continue baking  for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    10. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
    11. After 10 minutes flip cupcakes onto their side or onto a cooling rack.
    12. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating as desired.
    13. Serve and Enjoy!
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