Zucchini Muffin Cakes

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The Pie says believes that the difference between a cupcake and a muffin is the icing, and this is never more true than in this particular recipe from Martha Stewart.

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Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a muffin tray with cupcake liners.  Take a 10oz zucchini and grate it up.  You want about 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini.

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In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

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Stir in 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts.

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In another smaller bowl, crack 2 eggs and beat them up slightly.

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Add in the zucchini, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/3 cup vegetable oil and mix that all together.

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Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  You don’t want to overmix muffins, or they go flat.

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This will be a very dry batter but don’t fret.

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Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and shove the tray in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until the centre cupcake/muffin tests clean with a toothpick.

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Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before turning them out to cool completely.  While that’s going on you can make your frosting.

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Having read the unfavourable reviews for Martha’s cream cheese frosting, I decided to go with our tried-and-true ratio instead.  In a bowl, mix together 1 250g package softened plain cream cheese, 1 cup butter, and 2 teaspoons vanilla until creamy.

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Add in 1 1/2 – 3 cups icing sugar, until the texture and taste are to your liking.  If you find it too thick, thin it a bit with some milk.

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Spread on the cooled cupcakes and eat them all up.  Best if eaten the day you make them.

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

2 thoughts on “Zucchini Muffin Cakes”

  1. Two spooky happenings. One that you also have experience of doctoral writing, and two that you made courgette cakes. Yesterday I made some carrot cup cakes that are so yummy I have to blog about them. Hurray for baking!

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