No - you are not seeing things, we have actually put chocolate AND broccoli into the same cupcake, and it tastes really great too. This is such a clever way to sneak some greens into afternoon tea time or perhaps picnic snacks, especially if you're trying to tempt fussy eaters. You could cover these with some lovely gooey chocolate icing to make them even more delicious, but they're fine as they are.
Ingredients 2 eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup raw broccoli
1 cup organic self raising flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon milk
Ingredients for Chocolate Broccoli Cupcakes
Whisk the eggs, olive oil and brown sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and milk. Mix together well.
Mix the broccoli into the chocolate mixture
Finely chop (or even grate) the raw broccoli and add to the mixture until well combined.
Spoon the mixture into patties
Spoon the mixture into prepared patty cases and bake in a moderate oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched.
Broccoli hidden inside the chocolate cupcake - genius
Allow the cupcakes to cool on a wire rack (decorate with chocolate icing if you wish) and enjoy with a well earned cup of tea or coffee. These would be a clever way to add a bit of healthy eating to a children's birthday party too.