Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes


These are pretty healthy, moist, and delicious. You cannot even tell they have zucchini in them and a great way to put nutrition into something your kids will eat! Excellent plain or with cream cheese frosting!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
2 dozen cupcakes


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix

  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

  • 1 cup pureed zucchini

  • 3 large eggs (such as omega-3 eggs)

  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Mix cake mix, pudding mix, zucchini, eggs, sour cream, and applesauce together in a bowl until batter is smooth and thick; fold in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Two eggs and two eggs whites can be substituted for the 3 large eggs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
7g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.