Tuesday, September 15, 2009

MSC: Zucchini Spice Cupcakes

For this month's (and my first!) Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club challenge, Tracey from Tracey's Culinary Adventures chose the Zucchini Spice Cupcakes on page 44.

As usual, I waited until the very last minute to make these, and almost ended up not doing it. I work at a pediatrician's office and it has been CRAZY with flu (type A, which is assumed to be H1N1, aka swine flu). I had been fighting a sore throat and cough and slight fever over the weekend and by the end of the afternoon I was aching all over. So I had asked one of our sweet nurses to run a flu test on me just to check, and thankfully it was negative. I should have taken the night to rest, but instead I was on my feet making last minute cupcakes and apple turnovers for TWD, and dinner for my hubs.

Thankfully, this recipe is super easy to throw together!

I thought that these were great--reminded me a lot of carrot cake. The spice is wonderful for this transition into fall!! And the cream cheese icing? to die for!

Thanks to Tracey for picking a great recipe, and to Betty for letting me into the group!


  1. These really were delicious! They look great.

  2. Great looking cupcakes. And yet another rave for the frosting -- im going to have to suck it up and make it already!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. i just dont think zucchini should be allowed in desserts... where is the chocolate??!! ha!

    so enjoyed hanging out the other day and want to do it more often! by the way, i had an interview at wku today!

  4. Glad you were well enough to make these, welcome to the group. Awesome cupcakes!

  5. Weren't they yummy? I threw in a handful of chocolate chips and the kids gobbled them.

  6. Sorry you were not feeling well. I teach special education so I'm around a lot of germies too. They turned out great! I also loved loved loved the frosting. Good stuff!

  7. Get well soon! I think that my school said that most of its flu cases are actually swine flu cases. It's pretty scary, but to think about it, most people get over it quickly. I'm just trying to get well as soon as I can. =]

    Great cupcakes though!

  8. I am a new member as well. Today was my first post. The frosting looks so good. I thought I bought cream cheese at the store but I didn't :).

    Hope everyone gets well soon.

  9. Wow! Glad you were able to make time for some baking and hope you are feeling better!

  10. Thanks so much for baking with me this month Sarahe! I hope you feel better soon and don't catch anything from the patients at the office. Great job on your cupcakes - they look terrific! Wasn't this cream cheese frosting the best? I have some leftover I keep trying to find uses for.

  11. I waited till the last minute too, I'm terrible like that! Your cakes look lovely :D

    Katie xox

  12. Glad you got to make these. Maybe this is what made you feel better. You know, the veggies inside.

    They look super.

  13. Glad you enjoyed these bad boys! I love the fact yours look green and moist. Mine turned out like muffins. Oh well.

    You're not the only one who waited last minute. I made these on the 14th. ;)

    Thanks for baking along with us this month!

    You are a cupcake diva! YAY!