Texas Brownies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 48squares
  • About This Recipe

    “These are my son’s favorite brownies. I like them because them make lots.”


  • 2cupsflour
  • 2cupssugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cupmargarine
  • 1/2 cupshortening
  • 1cup water or 1cupstrongly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cupcocoa
  • 1/2 cupbuttermilk( or 1/2 C milk with 2 tsp lemon juice)
  • 2eggs
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cupmargarine
  • 2tablespoonscocoa
  • 1/4 cupmilk
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar or 3 1/2 cupsicing sugar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.
  • In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water and cocoa.
  • Stir and heat to boiling.
  • Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in te bowl.
  • Add the buttermilk, eggs baking soda and vanilla.
  • Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high speed on an electric mixer.
  • Pour into a well buttered 17 1/2 by 11 inch jelly roll pan.
  • Bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until brownies are done in the center.
  • While brownies bake, prepare the frosting.
  • In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa and milk.
  • Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla, beat until frosting is smooth.
  • Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven.
  • Cool.
  • Cut into 48 bars.
  • Reviews

  • “WOW this recipe makes a lot of brownies, but they are oh so good!To me they were more cake-y like a chocolate cake rather than fudgy like a brownie… Made as written and it was surprisingly quick and easy.I usually CANNOT make brownies to save my life, but this recipe worked well for me.Will be making these again!Made for Spring PAC 2013.”

  • “A new favorite brownie recipe.This was so easy to make andthey taste great.Thank you forsharing and we understand why they are your son’s favorite!!”

  • “Just whipped these up for the superbowl party- they are gone and itis just half time.Thanks”

  • “These are great.Thanks Daniellefor the great recipe.”

  • “This is really nice! My son made these today and found the recipe easy to follow. This is pretty much like chocolate cake!”

  • “A co-worker brought these to work often.They are so good and very moist, too.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “My friend Doris ran a high school cafeteria and made this recipe often for the kids.I love these wonderful, moist, cake-like”brownies”.I often decorate them with seasonal sprinkles while the frosting is warm and take them to church dinners.Thanks for putting this recipe on Zaar where it is at my fingertips! “

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