Thursday, August 8, 2013

Texas brownies

I had a fierce craving for chocolate cake -- with chocolate frosting.  So I looked through my Iowa cookbooks and found this recipe for Texas brownies.  I'm pretty sure most folks call this Texas sheet cake.  They're definitely cake-like, but brownie-like at the same time.  Not sure if that makes sense, but I'm going with it :)

The frosting was definitely the best part.  It was almost like a layer of fudge on top of cake!  Can't wait to make this again for family and friends when they come to visit.

Here's the recipe, if you want to give it a try at home.  Enjoy!


Texas brownies

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 5 Tbl. cocoa
  • 1 C. water
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 Tbl. baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 C. buttermilk or water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 stick butter
  • 5 Tbl. water
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbl. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and combine with cocoa and water. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Pour the butter/cocoa mixture over and mix well. Add eggs, buttermilk or water, and vanilla, beating well. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting: Melt butter and combine with water, cocoa and vanilla. Add powdered sugar slowly until well combined. Stir in walnuts. 

Note: Frosting must be hot and spread on hot brownies. Cool and cut into squares.

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