September 17, 2009

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club: Zucchini-Spice Cupcakes

My apologies to the Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club for the late posting of this month's cupcake selection. I have been called to work this week which meant 14-16 hour work days, reporting at 8AM and not coming home until midnight. I finally got to baking these cupcakes after a short work day (8-hour day).

Got home at 5 o'clock in the afternoon and started baking. I took these pictures before sunset; the cupcakes were still warm so I didn't put frosting on them for the photos. The cupcakes were good with or without frosting. I omitted the nuts, though since I know my kids wouldn't like them.

I had to buy some zucchinis at Trader Joe's for the recipe since my plants got too tired to produce anymore zuchinis. My zucchini plants produced plenty early in the season, now it would produce buds then die out :( I picked out the buds for the photos, my husband cooked them the next day. I didn't get to taste them since I was back at work. I brought over a few of these cupcakes to work and my Brazilian guests loved them!

Thank you to fellow MSC member Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures for this great selection this month. The recipe can be found on page 44 of Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book. Thanks to Sugar Betty for starting this wonderful group, check out the new website to see how the other members' cupcake creations.


Palidor said...

They look really pretty, especially with the icing sugar on top! I'd leave out the nuts too, since I'm not a fan of them.

AmyRuth said...

Oh lovely that you stopped by. Your cupcakes/"muffins" (I can't decide which they are?) look just so elegant with those pretty little muffin cups. What a pretty zucchini flower. Did he fry them? Sorry you missed that. I read about your Turons yesterday and I didn't know what they were so I googled them and realized they are from the Phillipines? Is that correct? Can you tell me more about them? I love Phyllo.

Jackie at said...

Very elegant cupcake! I love the composition of your picture. Nice!

Palidor said...

Caroline, I have an award for you. It's on my blog. I hope you like it!

Palidor said...

Hey Caroline, I tried your suggestion of roasting cauliflower with garlic, lemon zest, and parmesan. Holy smokes, it was soooo good! I especially loved the addition of garlic. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you've got yourself all unpacked. :-)

The Food Librarian said...

Caroline, Hope you are well and not working crazy hours. Haven't seen you in a bit and was checking in! I must have missed these cupcakes earlier - they look lovely. I have those cupcake holders too and they are so cute! - mary the food librarian

A cupcake or two said...

I love Martha Stewart. I would be so starstruck if I met her ehehhe. I love these cupcakes. They are very cute.


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