My kids and I love to make this treat after we have brought in the day’s harvest from the garden.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons instant hot chocolate mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour 18 muffin cups or use paper liners. Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and hot chocolate mix. Set aside.

    2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter, olive oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sour milk and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture, just until incorporated. Stir in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

    3 Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top of the cupcakes springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing from baking cups. They are really gooey fresh from the oven!


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