Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vegan Brownies with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

We had a neighborhood get together with all of our  neighbors, because some of our neighbors, Frank and Barb, who moved to Florida, were back in town for a visit  It happens that Frank had turned Vegan,  He said that he needed to do loose weight and researched`the best and healthiest way to do it.  His wife Barb, isn't Vegan, however.  Anyway, I knew that I had to have a Vegan Dessert. What's better than brownies, and I have found, that it is easier to bake Vegan, than cook Vegan. Is it easier for you to bake Vegan, than cook vegan?

These chocolaty cocoa brownies are moist from a generous helping of unsweetened applesauce and topped with a glossy, vegan, chocolate glaze  made with Earth Balance. These brownies are  low in fat and carbs.  At the party I did a taste test to see if my neighbors could tell which one were vegan. We had my regular Hershey's Syrup Brownies along with the Vegan Brownies, and Ta Da! the Vegan brownies won. The neighbors liked the Vegan Brownies better.  I think that the glossy glaze got them.  Enjoy!

Vegan Applesauce Brownies- Adapted from The Messie Baker

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


1.Preheat oven to 350 and lightly spray or oil an 8 x 8 baking pan.  
2. Mix applesauce, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and pinch of cinnamon together.
3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the applesauce mixture. Mix until just combined.
4. Spread in prepared pan.  Bake 25-30 min, until center is firm and not sticky. Cool completely before cutting.

Vegan Chocolate Frosting


1/4 cup cocoa
5 Tbsp Earth Balance, dairy free, vegan spread
4 Tbsp non-dairy milk I used Almond milk
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar


Put powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl.  In a small sauce pan combine.  Earth Balance, cocoa, and milk Heat until mixtures  just starts to boil, stirring constantly. Be careful not to let it scorch. Pour mixture over powdered sugar and beat until smooth with an electric mixer.

 Spread warm frosting over warm brownies and you have heaven. 

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  1. Different and I'm sure my vegetarian DIL would love them. As a side note, we had the heat on yesterday, today it's a/c and you're probably the same. Hope the storms weren't bad by you!

    1. Pam,
      These are vegan approved, and the frosting is so good on these brownies. Hope that your DIL likes them.

  2. Oh my goodness, I am drooling over these brownies! They look fabulous!

    1. Cathleen,
      These brownies are so good, especially with the vegan frosting. Please let me know, if you try them. It was nice to meet you, and hope to see you again.

  3. that's a really great vegan sweet! I have vegan friend, so I would know how to treat her now :)

    1. Medeja,
      Your vegan friend would like these brownies, and she would like you for making them for her.

  4. These brownies look incredible-cannot believe they're vegan!


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