Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Frosted Zucchini Brownies

Recipe from Mom Christensen
½ c canola oil                                                                       
1 ½ c white sugar                                                          
2 tsp vanilla extract                                                           
2 c all purpose flour                                                            
½ c unsweetened cocoa powder                                   1 ½ tsp bkg soda
1 tsp salt
2 c zucchini (shredded)
½ c chopped walnuts
2 eggs

Chocolate Frosting
6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder                                    
¼ c butter                                                           
2 c confectioners sugar
½ c milk
½ tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease/flour 9×13 pan. Mix oil, sugar and 2 tsp of vanilla extract well. In another bowl combine flour, ½ c cocoa pwdr, bkg soda, and salt. Stir into sugar mixture, just a little at a time. Fold in zucchini and walnuts. The batter will be dry and crumbly, don't worry. Spread evenly in pan. Bake  at 350° for 25-30 min until the brownies spring back when gently touched. Cool.

Frosting: Melt together the cocoa powder and butter. Set aside to cool. Blend confectioner’s sugar, milk, and ½ tsp vanilla extract. Stir in cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies.

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