Tuesday, September 15, 2009
MSC - Zucchini Spice Cupcakes
Welcome to Martha Stewart's Cupcake Club - second recipe. Today's recipe was picked by Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures Tracey always writes a great post and her photos are beautiful. Her blog is one to check out regularly.
As you can see from my photo, I thought these cupcakes were an excellent breakfast option. I loved them crisply toasted with a good smear of jam.
I did tweak the recipe. Rather than the usual cinammon/ nutmeg/ cloves spice combo, I went with a good teaspoon of mace, a shake of cloves and a whole grated lime peel. I thought this worked well with the zucchinis. Then I panicked that the family wouldn't eat them, so instead of walnuts I used a judicious handful of chocolate chips, enough to whet the children's appetites, not enough to ruin my breakfast.
Zucchini cupcakes will never make it to my regular recipe rotation, but once in a while it's good to be reminded that a pastry dessert can be healthy.
We're not posting these recipes, but if you're remotely curious, I urge you to pick up the cookbook simply titled Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. It'a available everywhere.