Zucchini Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Surprise! Surprise! Guess what? Today I have another amazing zucchini post for you. Okay, maybe a zucchini post isn’t much of a surprise. I promise that this will be my last one. Actually, I can’t make such promises, because there is still zucchini in my garden. But I don’t have any baking plans for it yet. Besides making a few more loaves of zucchini bread. Oh…and that other treat I almost forgot. It looks like you *might* be getting one more.

I love these spicy, delightful cupcakes. I found the recipe a couple of years ago when I was going through my mother’s large collection of Taste of Home magazines. This particular recipe was printed in the August/September 1997 issue. I was glad to see that the recipe is also online.

While I loved the original recipe’s frosting (I made these a couple of years ago too), I couldn’t help but try this salted caramel buttercream from Fearless Homemaker. She posted the recipe the day before I baked these delicious cupcakes and I thought it was fate! They turned out fabulous!

I also have to share this lovely photo that we took for our online business, WireCardHolders.com. I am completely in love with these black spiral picks.

I love decorating cupcakes and I was excited to have a chance to try out some new decorating tips I bought a while ago. Glorious Treats has a great tutorial on frosting cupcakes.

Where are the recipes?! I am not going to post the recipes here, I’ll let you get them from their original sources:

Zucchini Cupcakes from Taste of Home: I only made one adaptation to the cupcake recipe, I used vanilla extract in place of the almond extract.

Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting from Fearless Homemaker.

For more great zucchini recipes check out my previous posts:
Quick Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Cobbler (tastes just like apple, nobody will know the difference)
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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6 Responses to Zucchini Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

  1. yay! i’m so glad you tried the salted caramel buttercream + it turned out great. your cupcakes look absolutely AMAZING. thanks for the link on the frosting tutorial, by the way. i just finished frosting a batch of cupcakes myself + they look a little more homemade than i’d like – i need to work on my piping skills!

  2. I love zucchini baked goods. These cupcakes look so good! And the frosting is just so over the top yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These look wonderful–I have also been dying to try the Fearless Homemaker’s salted caramel buttercream! We’re hosting a fall party next month, so have a feeling it will be working its way in. :-) Also, I just LOVE your cupcake picks–going to have to check out your store and get an order in. With as many cupcakes as I bake, the little picks are a “necessity” (or at least that is what I’m telling myself-ha!).

  4. Absolutely delicious! Great post and congrats on getting 400. That is a lot for how recently you started. I can’t wait for your next zucchini post…

  5. Ooo, these look so good! I’m curious, who eats all the cupcakes you make? I never make cupcakes unless for a birthday. Oh, but I may have to make these soon!! Thanks for the links too!

    • Thank you!! I try to only make cupcakes (and all my treats) when we have company, for birthdays, or other special occasions. However, I sometimes just find myself baking….I just can’t help it. I try to take treats to my neighbors and friends to get them out of my house. But sometimes, we just end up keeping them all and after my husband and I have more than our fair share, I freeze them for a special treat later. I really need to come up with a better system now that it is baking season. :)

      **If any of my local friends are reading this and are interested in treats…let me know!! I’ll gladly bring some leftovers over!!**

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