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Zucchini Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These homemade Zucchini Brownies with an easy homemade Cream Cheese Frosting are dense, moist, and just plain delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups zucchinis , shredded
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons butter , room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk (if needed)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13'' pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together the oil and sugar. 
  • Add the egg and mix well. Add the vanilla and shredded zucchini and mix well. 
  • In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
  • Add dry ingredients to the large mixing bowl and beat until combined.
  • Spread mixture into prepared pan (batter will be thick) and smooth into an even layer. 
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until they center of the brownies springs back when gently touched. Cool on a wire cooling rack.
  • Frost brownies once they are completely cool.

For the frosting

  • Cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  •  Add vanilla and mix well. 
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well until smooth. 
  • Add additional powdered sugar or milk, as needed, until you reach frosting consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.3mg