Frosted Zucchini Brownies

So I have even more fresh zucchini  that I need to get used up right away.  When I saw this recipe on All Recipes  I just knew that my over abundance of zucchini would be perfect for  this recipe.    These Frosted Zucchini Brownies were absolutely to die for!   They were full of chocolaty flavor, smothered in even more chocolaty frosting.  Matter of fact my husband liked them!  I didn’t even tell him it was packed full of zucchini until after he took his first bite.


While you make these brownies the batter will be really dry and crumb like.  I thought for sure I screwed it up and I even double checked the recipe to make sure I got all the ingredients right.  But  once I added the zucchini and mixed it in really well it got a little better.  A lot of the moisture will come out of the zucchini while baking.  Making these Frosted Zucchini Brownie super moist and delicious!


Do you think these would be classified under “healthy” if these brownies are packed full of zucchini.   In my mind I think I will count them as partially healthy!   Makes me feel better about eating an entire pan.

Frosted Zucchini Brownies
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  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, optional
Chocolate Frosting
  • 6 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a medium sized bowl mix together oil, sugar and vanilla together. Add in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together until combined (batter will be dry and crumble like) Next add in zucchini, mix in well. Spread batter evenly in a 13x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl combine milk, butter and cocoa. Cook about 1 minute or until butter is melted, mix together. Pour mixture on top of powdered sugar and add vanilla. Combine together until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled brownies.


  1. One of my favorite games is fooling my husband into eating veggies! So this recipe is quite appealing. And delicious, I’m sure!
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  2. Oh my! I have had zucchini brownies before and they are divine! They are more like a moist rich cake and so, so yummy!! I must make some. Pinned!
    Elizabeth recently posted…Chicken Fried Rice: Leftovers RedoneMy Profile

  3. I’ve never tried zucchini brownies – I’m going to pin this to add to my “try” list. Thank you for sharing at the Tell Me About it Tuesday party!
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  4. Oh my goodness. These look fabulous! I don’t have any zucchini that I have to use up, but I want to go buy some now!
    Michele @ Alwayzbakin recently posted…Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke CakeMy Profile

  5. These look so good and I bet the zucchini makes them moist. I remember my mom making something like these when I was a kid.
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  6. I like using zucchini in baked goods. I will definitely be making your frosted zucchini brownie recipe. I love it when the kids never notice the veggies. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
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  7. G’day! These sound and look so healthy and delish! I want one now!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Saw them via #TheSouthernSpecial party!

  8. Yum! These brownies look so rich and delicious. Who can resist chocolate? And I love the sneaky serving of veggies. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  9. Love hidden vegetable recipes! And chocolate, so I think we have a winner here.
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  10. These look fantastic- and yet another fun way for me to use up garden bounty zukes!! Can’t wait to try these for sure! Thanks for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you’ll come back and party with us again.

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
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  11. Always looking for zucchini recipes. Thanks for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits.
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  12. You may wish to put your ‘pan preparations’ in the recipe, as well! The original recipe says to “grease and flour the pan”. I made these today, and yes, they were wonderful, but I’ve been baking 40+ years, and whereas I knew to do this, new bakers may not!

  13. They look sinful! I need one. NOW!
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