Celebrate zucchini season with this decadent keto chocolate zucchini cupcake! Of course no keto cupcake is complete without a mound of rich, creamy keto frosting, and this mocha frosting is the best I’ve ever made!
Holy lot of zucchini batman! It’s been a long and crazy week of zucchini-themed low carb recipes here on IBIH, and I’m wrapping up with a fantastic low carb cupcake made with pureed zucchini and an intensely chocolatey cocoa powder.
Adorning the top is a smooth and rich low carb mocha frosting that is to die for!
In fact I’d gladly eat this keto mocha frosting as a mousse with a couple of berries for garnish – when you try it you’ll know what I mean!
But let’s talk about the chocolate keto cupcake itself, which is where all that zucchini is hiding. It’s good.
REALLY. GOOD. For reals.
Fluffy and super rich, it has everything you want in a great keto cupcake! It’s not only tender and *cringes* …moist (ugh I hate that word but it’s the only one that applies here,) it is SO very chocolatey in the best possible way!
A note that as with all chocolate desserts, especially sugar free and keto ones where there is less to hide behind, it’s very important to use a good quality cocoa powder.
I prefer a “dutch processed” cocoa (or a blend of dutch and natural) because it tends not to be bitter – this is the one I used, which you can find in a lot of grocery stores.
I highly recommend it, but if you can’t find it then at least use a cocoa powder labeled “premium” even if it costs a few dollars more than the usual brands. You won’t regret it!
As in the keto Sun-Dried Tomato and Asiago Zucchini Bread that I posted yesterday, I pureed the zucchini into these keto zucchini muffins which gave it the lovely fluffy texture without chewy shreds of zucchini weighing down the cake.
I could go on and on about how delicious these keto chocolate zucchini cupcakes are – and they definitely taste incredible, but after posting four days in a row I’m sick of myself right now.
I’M. BORING. MYSELF. With myself. Ugh.
Meanwhile, why are you even STILL HERE? You should be making these keto chocolate zucchini cupcakes already!
Go on – beat it! SCAT.
Then report back ASAP, because YOUR words are never boring to me!
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