Texas Brownies

Brownie with frosting
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 30 brownie squares (30 servings)
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You get an extra jolt from these sweet and rich Texas Brownies because they have coffee in them. 

What You'll Need

  • For the Brownies:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup coffee (strong brewed)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1 1/2 cups  
  • powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease an 11 X 17-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar.
  3. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, shortening, coffee and cocoa. Stir constantly until heated to a boil.
  4. Pour boiling mixture over flour and sugar. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high-speed mixer.
  5. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until done in center.
  1. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting combining butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until heated to a boil. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  2. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as they come out of the oven.
  3. Cool and cut into squares.