Ginger, Zucchini and Lemon Cupcakes

Posted: August 31, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Cake, Cupcakes, Muffins
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Recipes Yields: 12 Cupcakes

Ginger , Zucchini and Lemon Cupcakes

I had some zucchini lying in my fridge for some days and I was wondering what else I can do with this veggies except the regular addition to pasta or noodles.  Fortunately I saw this recipe of the healthiest cupcakes on the wall of wordpress.

So I look it into the recipe and thought of giving this a try. I am not a big fan of frosting or should I say I don’t like to eat the frosting. But this light frosting works very well with this cupcake and it turned out so cute and beautiful.

So, heres goes the recipe.

Ginger, Zucchini and Lemon Cupcakes

Ginger, Zucchini and Lemon Cupcakes

Recipe adapted from here.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Combine all the dry ingredients together and keep it aside.
  • Preheat a oven to 350 deg farhenheit. Prepare a muffins tin by placing liners and brush the outer part of the tray with butter and keep it aside.
  • Take a large bowl, whisk in olive oil, honey, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon,grated ginger and lemon zest. Slowly with the help of saptula mix in the grated zucchini with the wet ingredients.
  • Working in batches add the dry ingredients to wet  ingredients and incorporate well.
  • Spoon the batter in the prepared muffins tins with liners and bake .
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes on 350 deg fahrenheit or until a tooth pick inserted come out clean.
  • Cool it on wire rack and meanwhile prepare the frosting.

For frosting:

  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest, some for garnishing
  • 1 Tbsp butter, at room temperature

In a electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat all the ingredients under frosting until light and fluffy about 3-4 minutes.

Frost the cupcake and garnish with some lemon zest to serve.

Ginger, Zucchini and Lemon Cupcakes

Ginger, Zucchini and Lemon Cupcakes

  1. Nandini says:

    What healthy and lovely cupcakes! It’s very mind-blowing!

  2. Sayantani says:

    Hi suman! how are you? came after a long time as I wasn’t keeping well. this is a great recipe…never tried veggies in baking dish but this one looks delish especially the topping! super creamy and yummy.

  3. interesting n healthy recipe Suman

  4. kshipra says:

    very healthy cup cakes and frosting looks so cute! good job.

  5. Ananda says:

    wannna grab one have it for my BF…There is one choc zucchini recipe waiting to be prepared 🙂

  6. Very beautiful cupckes, i have not tried using zucchini for bakes, but i loved the ginger-lemon combo you have used along with it…looks awesome…

  7. uma says:

    interesting! cute cupcakes

  8. Aipi says:

    Very interesting combo.looks perfect and super moist..loving the frosting too!! Definitely book marking it:)

  9. Joanne says:

    these must be so fresh flavored and I love how healthy they are! I’m a sucker for frosting, so I would surely be piling the stuff on!

  10. Priya says:

    Cupcakes looks super moist and prefect, beautiful combo quite unusual..

  11. sanyukta gour says:

    looks divine….cute delicious muffins

  12. Abhilash says:

    Hi Suman,

    Thank you for the sincere comments. The cup cakes are prepared really well. You did a nice job. I love cakes but I do not have a oven to prepare them. The next years budget has a oven consideration. 😉

  13. satya says:

    wow what delicious cup cake…perfect super soft …love the combo ..thanks for sharing suman

  14. Krishnaveni says:

    delicious muffins, looks yum

  15. Panchpakwan says:

    Sounds lovely combo and so yummy muffins..

  16. Rachana says:

    A very unique combo! Looks so tempting 🙂

  17. kothiyavunu says:

    Rocking comb..I LOVE all the ingredients..Count me in 🙂

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