My kids and I love to make this treat after we have brought in the day's harvest from the garden.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour 18 muffin cups or use paper liners. Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and hot chocolate mix. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, olive oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sour milk and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture, just until incorporated. Stir in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top of the cupcakes springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing from baking cups. They are really gooey fresh from the oven!

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; 14.8 g total fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 198 mg sodium. 38.5 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2007
Awesome CHOCOLATELY taste! I substituted canola oil for the olive oil (? just made sense) and I used 1 packet of hot cocoa mix (yields about 3 Tblsp.) 1 Tblsp. cocoa powder. I will make these again and again - Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2009
I was not impressed with this recipe at all. We had high hopes but no one cared much for them and they ended up in the trash. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2007
Awesome CHOCOLATELY taste! I substituted canola oil for the olive oil (? just made sense) and I used 1 packet of hot cocoa mix (yields about 3 Tblsp.) 1 Tblsp. cocoa powder. I will make these again and again - Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2007
Awesome CHOCOLATELY taste! I substituted canola oil for the olive oil (? just made sense) and I used 1 packet of hot cocoa mix (yields about 3 Tblsp.) 1 Tblsp. cocoa powder. I will make these again and again - Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2011
Very good cupcake excelent taste and moisture. I used sour cream instead of sour milk and it worked perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2010
Delicious and super moist! I substituted 1/2 cup of applesauce for the olive oil and added 3 Tbsp of ground flax seeds for fiber. Will definately make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
Excellent! Moist and chocolatey! Only used 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and cocoa powder instead of hot chocolate mix (which is mostly sugar). Replaced eggs (because of allergy in family) with 1/2 banana mashed 1/4 cup sour milk and 1 1/2 tsp powdered egg replacement. Made enough for 24 cupcakes and cooked a little longer (35mins). Also I would use paper liners next time. I greased and found the tops would tend to come off when removing from the pan. Fantastic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2012
I perfected this recipe and highly recommend you try it with my variations! REMOVE: the sour milk hot choc. mix and 3/4 cups sugar. ADD: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup applesauce 1T cocoa powder 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tsp baking powder. The most amazing cupcakes I have ever made!! Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2006
Made a dozen of these for my husband and 7 are already eaten. Wanted to make pumpkin chocolate chip but no pumpkin around so used the zucchini. Substituted 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 bisquick and also 1/2 splenda and 1/2 sugar. While not quite as sweet but sweet enough was much healthier. Also used 1/2 butter and 1/2 buttery spread with same amt of olive oil and came out fine. Think that using brown sugar might enhance the taste. Will try next time. Also used walnuts instead of all the zucchini ( only use about a cup) and will likely fare well with the nut lovers. Alot of vit e in walnuts----good for you!!!!! Good luck. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2009
I was not impressed with this recipe at all. We had high hopes but no one cared much for them and they ended up in the trash. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
great recipe! very easy to make very moist...highly recommended! my 2 yr. old loves them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
These cupcakes were so good! I did use 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat flour and cut the sugar back to 1 1/4 cups. I used mini chocolate chips because it's what I had. They turned out great!!! Read More
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