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Zucchini(green)-2 cups chopped
Vegetable oil- 1/4cup
Maida/plain flour- 2cups
Baking powder-1 1/2tsp
Combine the chopped zucchini.oil,yogurt,sugar and the essence in a blender and blend it it a smooth puree.
Combine the dry ingredients -flour,baking powder and cocoa powder in a big mixing bowl and mix well.
Now pour the blended wet ingredients in the flour mixture and mix well to form a uniform batter.
Pour the batter in a well greased and floured brownie pan or square cake tin(9x13).
Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 25 minutes or a skewer pricked in the center comes out clean.
Cool the cake well before cutting into squares/bars.
You can frost the cake with your favourite chocolate frosting and top with walnuts or pecans .
You can serve with chocolate sauce or icecream.
Use atta/whole wheat flour instead of maida for healthier version.
Whole wheat pastry flour was used in the original recipe. It can be again substituted with oat flour also which is gluten free.
To make dairy free or vegan version substitute yogurt with another 1/4th cup of oil.
Instead of vegetable oil, use coconut oil or canola oil .You can even use same amount of melted butter.
Try to use Hershey's dark cocoa powder for better results though I used a regular one and it was still good.