Frosted Zucchini Brownies
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Serves: 20
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (I used applesauce)
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups zucchini (shredded)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts - optional
Chocolate Frosting
  • 6 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish. (I lined with parchment for ease or removal after baking, and transferred to a serving platter before frosting).
  3. In a large bowl mix together oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until well blended.
  4. In another bowl combine the flour, ½ cup cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. A little at a time stir into the sugar mixture.
  5. Fold in zucchini and walnuts. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the brownies spring back when gently touched. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool.
To make the frosting:
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat melt together the cocoa powder and butter. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl blend powdered sugar, milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir in the butter/cocoa mixture.
  3. Spread over cooled brownies and cut into squares.
Recipe by Clever Housewife at