green velvet cupcake recipe super spinach from organicgirl
green velvet cupcake recipe super spinach from organicgirl

green velvet cupcakes

get your green on with our green velvet cupcakes recipe! this delicious, sweet holiday treat is a yummy dessert - with the surprising nutritional boost of spinach! it makes a great homemade gift! or serve it as a healthy(er) dessert at your next holiday event.

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12 cupcakes
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15 mins to prep
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20 mins to bake

ingredients

for the cupcakes:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 packed cups organicgirl© SUPER SPINACH!, finely minced in a food processor
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup milk

for the icing:
8 ounces cold cream cheese
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla
sprinkles



directions

preheat oven to 350°F. spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners.

in a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment beat butter and sugar until fluffy. beat in spinach, then vanilla. beat in eggs 1 at a time until incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. beat in milk, then mix in flour mixture until just combined.

fill muffin cups ⅔ full and bake until golden, 18-20 minutes. let cool 5 minutes in pan, then cool completely on a rack.

in a food processor combine cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla and pulse until smooth and creamy.

frost cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and decorate with sprinkles.

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