Zucchini Brownies with Perfect Chocolate Frosting
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No one will ever guess that the secret ingredient in these moist and delicious brownies is actually zucchini! And don't skip the frosting-- it's divine!
Cuisine: Dessert
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix together oil, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add flour mixture to the large bowl. Stir until combined. It will resemble slightly moist sand.
  4. Add in shredded zucchini (and walnuts) and mix.
  5. Let sit for about 5 minutes for the zucchini to let off a little moisture.
  6. Mix again, then press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Note 1: The mixture will not look like a normal brownie or cake mix, but as it cooks, the zucchini will let off moisture.
  8. Note 2: There really are no eggs in the recipe. That's not a typo.
  9. After putting brownies into the oven, start the frosting. Melt the butter and cocoa poweder together in a saucepan. Set aside to cool.
  10. In a medium bowl, blend together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in the cocoa and butter mixture once it has cooled.
  11. Spread frosting over cooled brownies and serve.
Recipe by Six Figures Under at https://www.sixfiguresunder.com/zucchini-brownies/