Zucchini-Spice Cupcakes - Martha Stewart's Cupcake Club

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zucchini Spice Cupcakes (Martha Stewart)
For this month's Martha Stewart Cupcake Club, Tracey from Tracey's Culinary Adventures chose Zucchini-Spice Cupcakes on pages 44 of Martha's fantastic book: Martha Stewart's Cupcake Book. Tracey is the most awesome baker, cook, and all around nice person! I love her! Go visit her blog!

Martha Stewart Cupcake Club is a new baking club started by Sugar B of Eat My Cupcake and we are going to make one cupcake recipe per month (or more!) Check it out on the new website here.

Zucchini Spice Cupcakes (Martha Stewart)
I made this recipe earlier with a simply glaze, but this time I made it with the recommended Cream Cheese Frosting. It was the first recipe I made from this book, and it's a winner! I was very happy to make it again as I still had lots of zucchini hanging out in the veggie drawer.

The recipe calls for a boatload of cream cheese frosting. I made 1/2 the cupcake recipe and about 1/4 of the frosting recipe. Me thinks Martha and her crew love the frosting way more than me. :)

Zucchini Spice Cupcakes (Martha Stewart)
Be sure to check out the other Martha Stewart Cupcake Club members and their version of the recipe! And be sure to make this tasty treat! (The cupcake is dairy free but the cream cheese frosting...well, is not!)

Recipe:
Martha Stewart's Cupcake Book: Zucchini-Spice Cupcakes, page 44
Note: The Martha Stewart Cupcake Club doesn't post the recipe. You can use WorldCat to see if your library has it in their collection (hey, I need to put the Librarian in the Food Librarian sometimes! :)
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40 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

I thought this recipe sounded familiar! They look so pretty with the frosting. I don't care for frosting but I always have to make extra when it comes to my in-laws cos they love the stuff. Can't understand it!

SUGAR B said... [Reply to comment]

I am glad you made and liked these cupcakes! They look fantastic!

I hate to be the cupcake party pooper, but I wasn't a big fan of the texture and overall taste of mine. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

Thanks for baking along with us this month!

You are a baking super star!

mike said... [Reply to comment]

Hm... a glaze - now that sound equally as delicious! I agree - there was enough frosting to make... a cake, which I did! These look fantastic - especially outdoors, I love the serving tray!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

These look absolutely delicious!!!!!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Looks wonderful. Yum...all of that yummy cream cheese frosting!

marthaandme said... [Reply to comment]

Nice job. I had tons of frosting too, but that frosting was soooo good. I love how you piped it on and left some of the cupcake bare.

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I am glad you made them again with the frosting. They look so cute. I really liked them too and yay! for dairy-free (hasn't it been 3 weeks yet?)

Nikkilooch said... [Reply to comment]

These look so pretty. I need to get a pastry bag to make pretty cupcakes too.

And zucchini make breads/cakes so moist.

k.a.r.e.n said... [Reply to comment]

Great looking cupcakes!

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

I like the idea of a glaze. Of course, yours look very inviting with the frosting too!

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Nikkilooch, I didn't use a pastry bag...just the tip in a Ziploc freezer bag! It makes it easy to toss after completing the piping! :) - mary the food librarian

sarahe said... [Reply to comment]

they look gorgeous!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Your cupcakes looks picture perfect :)

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I thought these were just terrific, too. I did make one (or two) with the cream cheese frosting, but enjoyed them just as much plain.

Kim said... [Reply to comment]

These look perfect. I love the piping. I had so much cream cheese frosting left over it was ridiculous. Love the pictures.

Faye said... [Reply to comment]

These look wonderful!! Great pictures!

Mini Baker said... [Reply to comment]

oh my! these look delightful! I love zucchini bread/muffins/cupcakes, mostly because I don't feel guilty eating them because there's a vegetable in them! haha
Happy Baking,
Mini Baker

the southern hostess said... [Reply to comment]

These look yummy!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Super cute cupcakes!

Irina @ PastryPal said... [Reply to comment]

I've seen that book and the cupcakes all look so tempting. Looking forward to all your renditions.

Nina said... [Reply to comment]

wow your cupcakes came out to beautifully!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

After seeing all the cupcakes floating around, and constantly seeing the two BIG zucchini on my counter, I'm going to have to make these! They look de-lish!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

You can never have enough cream cheese frosting :) Yours look adorable though, with their little swirl on top!

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, these cupcakes look positively gorgeous!!

lakegirl16 said... [Reply to comment]

Your frosting is amazing! I forgot the cream cheese, so I just used powdered sugar. After looking at everyone's blogs, I am so wishing I'd had the cream cheese.

Mara said... [Reply to comment]

I love your photos!! Fabulous. I didn't love this recipe but it wasn't bad, esp with frosting!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

That's a gorgeous swirl Mary! I'm glad you enjoyed these.

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful pictures!! i loved these cupcakes. they were so delicious!

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for baking with me this month Mary and for your kind words! I love you and this fabulous blog too :) Great photos - Martha herself couldn't have made these look any better. I loved this recipe, especially with the cream cheese frosting but maybe someday when I'm trying to be healthier I'll go with a glaze and save some calories!

Bake Me to the Moon said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Let me tell you, the chocolate chips were the perfect touch! And your cupcakes are sooo cute! My piped swirl just doesn't compare! I love your blog. I'm in with TWD as well but didn't get a chance to jump on the apple turnovers for this week! Wanted to let your know that yours look delicious!

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely cupcakes! I like the cross-section shot. I agree that the frosting recipes make way too much, but maybe that's not a bad thing when it comes to cream cheese frosting.

Kayte said... [Reply to comment]

Love the cross-section shot, very nice. All of it is very nice. You are right, it made a boatload of icing and I only made half also...does this stuff freeze??? I noticed that the pumpkin recipe calls for this, I think, so maybe I should just go ahead and do that one and use up the icing! Your cupcakes are beautiful!

Katiecakes said... [Reply to comment]

Your cakes are so beautiful!!

Katie xox

cindy said... [Reply to comment]

These were a winner! I have been a follower of your blog for ages! Thanks!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Those look perfect. Just the right amount of frosting on top.

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

Your pics look amazing! I agree on the comment about Martha and her folks liking frosting because I had a ton leftover...enough to ice some brownies.

April said... [Reply to comment]

I think I'm going to have to breakdown and buy the Cupcake book. I have the Cookie book and it's great. I love the swirl of cream cheese frosting!

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

These look great! I like living vicariously through all of you cupcake bakers. :P

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

I just made this for the second time - a full batch of 2 dozen - and they disappeared frighteningly fast. I put cinnamon in the cream cheese frosting and only made half the frosting for a full batch of cupcakes.

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great! Love the pics! I cut way back on the frosting too...

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