Cocoa Brownies with Chocolate Fudge Frosting//

Cocoa Brownies with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  • Author: Abby Thompson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Perfect vegan brownies with a thick layer of vegan fudge frosting!



  • For the brownies:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 7 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt


  1. To prepare the brownies: Preheat oven to 350, grease an 8×8 pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the granulated sugar, baking soda, vanilla, and coconut oil. After all is incorporated, add the apple cider vinegar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and milk. Beat until mixture is smooth and pourable. If the batter is too thick, add another tablespoon or so of milk and beat again.
  3. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Set aside to cool before frosting.
  4. For the frosting: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together while mixture starts to thicken and slightly bubble, this should take about 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue whisking for another 2-3 minutes, or until frosting is thick. Let cool slightly before frosting brownies.