Sinfully delicious with a hint of cinnamon. Use the Texas Chocolate frosting recipe with these brownies!

Norma

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
2 to 3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Combine flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring margarine, cocoa and water to a fast boil. Pour over flour mixture and mix well. Mix buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla into the flour mixture; mixing well after each addition. spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Tips

Once brownies have cooled ice with Texas Chocolate Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 17g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 24mg; sodium 79mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
This is actually called "Texas Sheetcake" where I'm from (Austin). I've also seen it called California sheetcake. You can put it in cookie sheet and make the cake pieces thin (which seem like brownies I guess). Oprah had a version of it on her website once but it didn't have the cinnamon. It's great with the special frosting. Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2004
I made these for Super Bowl and we were all a bit disappointed in them. Nothing like brownies! It made a moist cake but the flavor was weak almost like I had omitted something or done something wrong. (I bake a great deal however I did double-check myself and to the best of my knowledge followed the directions exactly.) The chocolate flavor wasn't very strong at all and was almost over powered by the cinnamon. In my opinion it needs more cocoa powder and possibly some other adjustments. If you are looking for a fudgy brownie or a texas-style chocolate cake this isn't it! The frosting was very good however I had to add more milk to make it thin enough to pour/spread over the cake and everyone agreed the frosting was the best part!! I won't make this again. Read More
(5)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
This is actually called "Texas Sheetcake" where I'm from (Austin). I've also seen it called California sheetcake. You can put it in cookie sheet and make the cake pieces thin (which seem like brownies I guess). Oprah had a version of it on her website once but it didn't have the cinnamon. It's great with the special frosting. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I think I am addicted to these. I bake them ALL THE TIME! I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon. And they have a very nice chocolate taste which surprised me since there is so little cocoa. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I leave out the cinnamon and use strong brewed coffee instead of water. Excellent brownie. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2003
This brownie is exceptionally easy and quick. It has more of the consistency of cake than a brownie but is very moist not too sweet airy and delicious with a cup of coffee or a glass of millk. Great for a little quiet time treat for yourself!!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2007
More of a cake than a brownie. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Really moist and delicious but nothing like a brownie. This is a basic chocolate cake but a really good one. I recommend this. I can't tell you how moist this was. A substitute for buttermilk is regular milk with a 1/2 teas. of white vinegar added. I used this instead of buttermilk. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2004
I made these for Super Bowl and we were all a bit disappointed in them. Nothing like brownies! It made a moist cake but the flavor was weak almost like I had omitted something or done something wrong. (I bake a great deal however I did double-check myself and to the best of my knowledge followed the directions exactly.) The chocolate flavor wasn't very strong at all and was almost over powered by the cinnamon. In my opinion it needs more cocoa powder and possibly some other adjustments. If you are looking for a fudgy brownie or a texas-style chocolate cake this isn't it! The frosting was very good however I had to add more milk to make it thin enough to pour/spread over the cake and everyone agreed the frosting was the best part!! I won't make this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
I don't like supermoist chewy brownies. By the picture that went with this recipe I knew I was going to make something more cake-like. The cinnamon/vanilla flavor was a nice twist on the chocolate flavor. What you call these is a matter of perspective. Here in Venezuela brownies are moist but cakelike and cakes are terribly dry. Whatever you want to call these they're moist and sweet enough for me and taste good. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I actually baked these in muffin tins and put cream cheese icing on them. I'd thought they would bake up flat like a brownie but they looked just like cupcakes. Took them into work and now I'm expected to start bringing in cupcakes regularly. I just can't figure out the texture. Too dry for a brownie but too dense for cupcake. Whatever it tastes good. Read More
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