Texas Brownies (oven 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.

Oven Temp: 400 degrees F

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 17 & 1/2-by-11-inch baking pan, about 48 brownies
15 Min
20 Min
Convection Oven


  • 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
  • 2
  • 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

How to Make Texas Brownies (oven version)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water and cocoa.
  5. Stir and heat to boiling.
  6. Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl.
  7. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
  8. Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high speed on electric mixer.
  9. Pour into a well buttered 17 & 1/2-by-11-inch jelly roll pan.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center.
  11. While brownies bake, prepare the frosting. In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa and milk.
  12. Heat to boiling, stirring.
  13. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth.
  14. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven.
  15. Cool.
  16. Cut into 48 bars.

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About Texas Brownies (oven version)

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

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