Zucchini Brownies & Brown Sugar Icing
  • Brownies:
  • 1/2 cup margarine (or butter for me)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (any nut of choice really)
  • Best Ever Brown Sugar Icing:
  • 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  1. Mix together well the margarine (or butter, I love butter!), oil, and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, buttermilk, and zucchini.
  3. Mix together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, soda, and salt and then add to wet ingredients.
  4. Bake brownies on a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan at 325 degrees F for 55 minutes. Or if using a 9" X 13" cake pan bake on 325 degrees F for 60 minutes.
  5. In a deep, large kettle melt the butter over high heat until it just starts to boil.
  6. Add the brown sugar.
  7. Bring to a boil and lower heat to medium and continue to boil for 2 minutes.
  8. Don't boil longer than two minutes and stir constantly while it is boiling.
  9. Add the milk and splash of vanilla and return to a boil, stirring constantly.
  10. As soon as it begins to boil, remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  11. Gradually add confectioners' sugar.
  12. Stir with a wooden spoon until thick and spreadable.
  13. Frost brownies while still warm to get that smooth look.
I would have loved recipes handed down from Grandma to Mom to me, but since I don't have any of those I really appreciate receiving these gifts of love from new friends (or should I say long lost distant and now reconnected relatives)! Thanks Laura!