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Chocolate Broccoli Cupcakes

by Lucy (follow)
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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.

Chocolate Broccoli Cupcakes
How to Eat more greens

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 - 20 minutes
Makes: 12 cupcake servings

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

Chocolate Broccoli Cupcakes
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.

Chocolate Broccoli Cupcakes
Mix the broccoli into the chocolate mixture

Finely chop (or even grate) the raw broccoli and add to the mixture until well combined.

Chocolate Broccoli Cupcakes
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 in chocolate
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.


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