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.
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
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.
Full picture directions are behind the cut.