Fresh Spinach Cupcakes

Now before you go reading the title and thinking I’m crazy, I just want to make it clear that I’m a genuine cupcake lover.  I’ve been known to go to Crumbs, get the biggest cupcake in the display with vanilla frosting, rainbow sprinkles and eat it up in a couple bites.  I’ve been known to go  back for seconds.  I love sweets, I love cupcakes.  So when I found a recipe a few months ago saying  I could make cupcakes with fresh spinach and it would taste amazing, I didn’t quite believe it.  Even while making these and mixing the spinach in, I still was worried.  Really, I could make cupcakes full of spinach and it was going to be good? Really? Well folks.. I have the verdict..

YES YOU CAN.

THESE CUPCAKES ARE AMAZING.

WE ARE TALKING  “OMG THESE ARE MADE WITH SPINACH?! WHAT? ARE YOU LYING TO ME? NO IM NOT. “

They will probably change your life.

I have had a post-it note on my desk since June to post the recipe and finally today, I am!

Rejoice! Bake these cupcakes.  They will change your life.  I’m totally serious.

Ingredients:
1 cup of applesauce
4-5 cups fresh raw spinach (mine came from our garden!)
box of store bought yellow cake mix
icing and sprinkles

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line your cupcake tins with baking cups.
Puree the applesauce and spinach in a food processor.
Put cake mix in a bowl, then add your spinach puree to it.
Beat with mixer until it’s combined evenly.
Fill up your cupcake baking cups.
Bake for 20 minutes, put a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
Let cool, decorate with icing and sprinkles.
EAT THEM. ALL OF THEM.

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Full picture directions are behind the cut.

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These are all your ingredients for the cupcakes.  Can it get simpler?

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Puree spinach and apple sauce.

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It will look like this.  Very green.

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Add your puree with your cake mix.

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Mix it up.  It will look light green now.

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Add to your baking cups… into the oven it goes.  Can you believe we’re making spinach cupcakes?

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Out it comes, exactly how you imagined!

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Aren’t they beautiful plain?

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Now icing and sprinkles time.  You can use anything you want here.

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I put my icing in a plastic bag so I can pretend I’m a pro cake decorator when I put the icing on them.

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Look at these beautiful cupcakes.

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Now add your sprinkles..

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There you go, you just made spinach cupcakes.  I know, it’s amazing.

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Now try one. I KNOW, IT’S AMAZING.  Life changed, right?

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Watch out for cats and people stealing your cupcakes.. they’re very good.

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