Courgette Cupcakes

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Grated courgette, heaps of butter and just a hint of vanilla essence make these courgette cupcakes absolutely delicious. Topped with cream cheese icing! Yum!


    Canterbury, New Zealand
    2 people made this

    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • Cupcakes
    • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (220g) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 120g butter, melted
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cup courgette, grated
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 cup chocolate bits
    • Icing
    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 120g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups icing sugar, to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 


    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper baking cups.
    2. Combine flour sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. In another bowl mix butter, eggs, courgette and vanilla. Mix in the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    3. Spoon into the lined muffin cups. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before icing.
    4. Icing

    5. Beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until well mixed. Slowly beat in the icing sugar until the desired sweetness is reached. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

    Cheap Tricks

    I'm not only cheeky, I'm cheap too. I don't have a piping bag, so I just cut the tip off the corner of plastic sandwich bag, spoon in the icing then pipe it on that way. Also, I added a half a mashed banana to the courgette, because I didn't want to waste it, this is not necessary.

    Serving Suggestions

    These look nice when sprinkled with chocolate hail or crushed up flake(TM). I just used cocoa powder and sprinkled it on with a fork.


    Courgettes are called zucchinis in Australia.

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    Ok can I have him? Just joking. These are taster than any bloke. Yummy!!!  -  28 Aug 2013


    I would trade my husband for these!  -  31 Aug 2012