Recipe by Marian
"Moist chocolate brownies with frosting!"
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1 1/2 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
unsweetened cocoa powder
Fabulous recipe! And not at all cake-like. I followed the recipe precisely (except for no nuts)and got great fudgy brownies. I think folks are getting cakey results when they add an egg or use some liquid other than the oil, as that will change the texture of any baked product. The batter is very, very dry - almost too dry to call a batter. But that's how it's supposed to be, the zucchini will shed it's moisture during the baking and you'll get superb brownies!! Thanks for the recipe!
I followed the recipe exactly and they ended up DRY DRY DRY.
GREAT recipe Marian!! I must say that I was VERY skeptical of these not only because of the zucchini/no egg, but because after I mixed the ingredients, they looked well, I'll just say..less than desirable (my zucchini may have been a bit "dry"). I had to "press" them into the dish, not "pour" so I was a bit concerned. The end result was FANTASTIC, not to mention a great way to sneak in zucchini, the kids had NO clue that it was even there! I left out the nuts, baby has an allergy, and added 1/2 cup of choc. chips. Since there weren't any eggs either (allergy) he was able to enjoy! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, we LOVED them!!
So good!!!!! The batter will not be dry after you add the zucchini. The moisture comes from the zucchini. Do not add an egg if you want a moist, fudgy brownie. If you add an egg you will get a cake. I don't understand those that change the recipe and then give a bad rating. The only change I made is that I only added 1/4 cup nuts. Mine were done at 20 minutes. The frosting is excellent but they really don't need it. Thanks so much!!! A keeper!!!
Has a very slight veggie-ish aftertaste, but otherwise fantastic. And like other reviewers have confirmed, it is a tad cake-like, (no I did not add an egg, which would have made it even more cakey) but in a very moist, gooey way. As long as you underbake it slightly, you should be fine. Use cocoa powder instead of flour for dusting the greased pan, that way you won't get a whitish, floury outside. Substituting applesauce for most of the oil worked out great - the brownies were still moist and tender. I grated the zucchini superfine so as not to have it "chunky". My little brother will never know he's eating zucchini and applesauce!
These are so moist and flavorful! I used pureed prunes (baby food) instead of oil, and they turned out great -- and even healthier!
I have to say that I thought this recipie sounded downright disgusting. Zucchini in BROWNIES?! I made it just for the fun of it to see what would happen. Oh my gosh these were the BEST brownies I have ever had. I'll never make brownies without zucchini again! YUMMMMMMMY! This was a keeper!
Adding the 2 eggs makes this more like a very dense cake than brownies. Next time I'll leave them out. Also will try using a lighter oil or maybe applesauce, as we could taste the oil. Overall it had a nice flavor, and there was no way to tell there is zucchini in this cake! That's a plus! This frosting went well with this recipe. Thanks.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 77
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