Texas Brownies (microwave version)

Rev BJ Friley


These tender brownies are quick to prepare, using ingredients that are handy in the kitchen. This recipe makes a large pan. Great for a potluck.

Microwave setting: HIGH 100%/MEDIUM HIGH 70%

Microwave cooking time: 22 minutes

Tips: If you don't have buttermilk on hand, substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice. Mix into 1/2 cup milk. Or use powdered buttermilk. Mix according to package directions.

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one 9-by-11-inch baking pan, 48 brownies


2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
(1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 c
1 c
strong brewed coffee or water
1/4 c
dark, unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp


1/2 c
(1 stick) butter or margarine
2 Tbsp
dark cocoa
1/4 c
3 1/2 c
unsifted powdered sugar
1 tsp


1In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar.

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2In a microsafe dish, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water and cocoa.

3Microwave at HIGH power for 2 minutes or until just boiling.

4Pour boiling mixture over flour mixture. Stir to blend. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.

5Pour mixture into a microsafe 9-by-11-inch baking dish.

6Microwave at MEDIUM HIGH power for 18 minutes, turning dish every 4 to 5 minutes until brownies test done. They may still appear soft on the surface.

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7Prepare frosting: In a microsafe dish, combine the butter, cocoa and milk.

8Microwave at HIGH power for 2 minutes, stirring once. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir to blend.

9Pour warm frosting over hot brownies.

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10Let cool. Cut into bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American