Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 24
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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting are moist and perfect chocolate cupcakes with two cups of zucchini hidden inside!  Topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting these are the best chocolate cupcakes I have had!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate zucchini cupcakes, chocolate, zucchini, zucchini cupcakes, baking cupcakes


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz package cream cheese room temp
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 24 muffin cups with liners or spray with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together zucchini, eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan filling them about half way.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on wire racks.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. To make the chocolate cream cheese frosting: In a large bowl beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.

  2. Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt and vanilla. Continue beating until smooth and whipped. Frost cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 148IU3%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.