secretly healthy mint chocolate cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes with mint chocolate chip frosting were devoured by adults and little five- and seven-year-old taste testers alike, and nobody suspected that the cupcakes were secretly rather healthy.

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For the chocolate cake, I used my chocolate zucchini muffin recipe, with a little less sugar than usual since I was planning to frost them. For the frosting, I made this really simple coconut cream-based mint chocolate chip frosting. I didn’t have any powdered sugar, so I just used regular granulated sugar, and using a hand mixer resulted in surprisingly fluffy frosting. Despite the mint flavor, you can still taste the coconut in the frosting, but we all liked the way it tasted.

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