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Zucchini Cashew Brownies

August 18, 2015
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Photo by adinab
  • Makes 12
Author Notes

Zucchini brownies with cashews, dark chocolate and natural cocoa —adinab

What You'll Need
  • 5.3 ounces zucchini
  • 3.5 ounces cashews
  • 2.6 ounces butter
  • 1.7 ounces dark chocolate, 70% cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 5.3 ounces sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 1.7 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons natural cocoa powder, heaped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, heaped
  • chocolate chips, optional
  • icing sugar, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius/ 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a brownie pan (mine is 22 x 24 cm/ 8.6 x 9.5 inches) with baking paper.
  2. Grate the zucchini and roughly chop the cashews.
  3. Place the butter and the roughly chopped chocolate into a small pan and heat gently until melted. Do not let boil. Leave to cool for a few minutes while preparing the rest.
  4. Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar into a bowl and whisk up with a hand-held mixer until frothy.
  5. Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder together and give over the egg mixture. Incorporate and add the butter-chocolate mixture. Add the zucchini and the cashews and incorporate everything. You can add some chocolate chips here if you like.
  6. Pour this mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, depending on your oven and also the size of the pan. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake. It should come out still a little moist. Leave to cool and dust with icing sugar if desired.
  7. They keep well in an airtight container for several days.

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1 Review

JoAnn January 11, 2020
Didn’t end up making these as the amounts in oz made no sense to me and my conversions seemed ridiculous! As in 1/4c flour! Too bad as they look delicious. Having amounts listed in an easier way to in cups.