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Kalabasa Chocolate Mini-Cupcake Recipe


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Kalabasa Chocolate Mini-Cupcake.  These bite-sized Kalabasa Chocolate Mini-Cupcakes are delicious, heavy and moist top with chocolate ganache and sprinkles. A great idea to incorporate vegetables like pumpkin or squash  €œKalabasa€  in your cupcakes.  Something simple and a healthy sweet mini treats to give to your friends, relatives and family.

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Kalabasa Chocolate Mini-Cupcake Ingredients:


  • 1/3 c butter, softened
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c kalabasa, cooked and mashed
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c cocoa powder


  • 1/2 c cream
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 c baking chocolate (dark, semi-sweet or white)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • sprinkles, (optional)

Cooking Procedure:          

  • Preheat the oven @ 375F. In a mixing bowl cream softened butter and sugar until smooth and pale. Add egg one at a time and whisk, then add the vanilla extract. Add mashed kalabasa and milk, then whisk again until incorporated. In another bowl sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder mix until well combined. Fold in dry ingredients into the batter and mix until well combined.

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  • Line 2 (12 holes) of 1oz. muffin pan with paper cups. Filled each cup 1/2 full or divide batter into 24 paper cups evenly. Bake in a preheated oven 375F for about 10-12 minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack.

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  • Meanwhile, to prepare your ganache, in a saucepan combine cream and milk and bring to simmer over a low heat. Pour warm cream in a bowl of chopped baking chocolate and butter, let it sit for a minute before stirring. Stir the chocolate until completely melted and becomes smooth and glossy.

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  • Spoon ganache over the cooled mini-cupcakes and sprinkle with candy toppers, mixed nuts or candied fruits to decorate. 
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Kalabasa Chocolate Mini-Cupcakes are frosted with dark chocolate ganache and looks pretty with white sprinkles.  You can replace dark  chocolate with milk chocolate or white chocolate if you prefer.  

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This recipe is super easy to make, the ingredients are affordable and yields 2 dozen of healthy party snacks.  A great saver for your dessert menu on any occasions.  You can make this ahead of time at least a couple days and refrigerate until needed. Thaw mini-cupcakes first before serving to retain it’s moist texture and serve.

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These mini cupcakes taste good and divine, hope you’ll try this.   This recipe is a great idea for Christmas presents,  you can buy boxes, tin cans and ribbons at the bakery stores.  Arrange mini-cupcakes and tie it with ribbon and a gift tag, or a price tag 🙂 much better right??  LOL …..  for an extra income this ‘ber months ’til Christmas.


About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. wow i didn’t know we can use squash for dessert! This is great yummy and healthy at the same time…

  2. Wow this is great recipe, I never try pumpkin to make a cupcake and I looooove cupcake <3 will try this recipe soon,,thanks for the recipe <3

  3. Wow! kalabasa.. masustansya itu!
    bake bake bake next weekend! 🙂

  4. I will try this 🙂 thanks for the procedure 🙂

  5. looks interesting, haven’t heard of kalabasa cup cake yet 😀

  6. i want to tryy!! I wish we can bake somehow 🙁 This is very new and looks pretty healthy as well!

  7. Looking very yummy wow very nice.

  8. mary jane hernandez

    sarap nmn,,,try ko igawa kids ko as soon as possible.

  9. mary jane hernandez

    wow,healthy cupcakes…

  10. Sarap naman nito! I’m sure magugustuhan ito ng family ko pag na try ko ito. Thanks you po sa recipe!

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