Saturday, September 10, 2011

Zucchini Brownies

I'm back from vacation and finally getting back into the groove of life again.  Here is a recipe I've tried recently.  Its a great mix of a brownie with Better Than Sex Cake and what's great is it was mostly an accident.

Zucchini Brownie with Chocolate Frosting

Adapted from Taste of Home’s Simple and Delicious cookbook

1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup vanilla yogurt or plain
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
¼ cup baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 cups shredded zucchini

Cream together the butter and sugar.  Then add the eggs.  Add the yogurt and vanilla. 
Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  Add slowly to the butter mixture.  Fold in the zucchini.

Bake in a 13x9 pan for 35-40 minutes at 350. 

When a toothpick comes out clean, take it out of the oven and pour on the frosting.  This will seep into the brownies and make them moist and delicious.  Just keep pouring.

¼ cup butter
1 ¾ Tbsp. cocoa
1/6 cup milk
4 cups powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla

Combine the butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan and cook until the butter melts.  Cook for another two minutes and then add the powdered sugar and vanilla.