Rating: 4.33 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

The moistest brownies ever!!!

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brownies:
Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12x18-inch jelly roll pan.

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  • Sift flour, white sugar, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Combine 1 1/2 cups margarine, water, and 4 1/2 tablespoons cocoa, together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour margarine mixture over flour mixture; stir to combine.

  • Beat buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; add to margarine mixture and stir until batter is combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Heat 1/2 cup margarine, milk, and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder together in a small saucepan over low heat until margarine melts and mixture is combined; remove from heat. Beat confectioners' sugar into margarine mixture until frosting is smooth and creamy. Spread frosting over cooled brownies and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

765 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 117g; fat 32.1g; cholesterol 47.3mg; sodium 694.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2004
I debated between 3 and 4 stars and went for the higher rating because the product is good. However this is NOT a brownie. This is a very dense cake. I doubled the chocolate at other's suggestion and felt the chocolate-ness of it was perfect. I also substituted one cup of brown sugar for one of the cups of white sugar. As the other Texas Brownie (cake) suggests cinnamon I a tsp of cinnamon to this recipe. I also used the frosting recipe from Texas Brownies I. I am very happy with the finished product but again must stress that this is not a Brownie - it is a moist dense chocolate cake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2003
I was very disappointed with this recipie. I have been looking for the original Texas Brownie recipie that I had & I was very happy to find this one. I made this recipe twice and neither time it turned out well. I know the last recipe I had called for instant coffee but I used water instead like this recipe. I found it very bland and lacking in 'chocolate' flavor. I do not recommend this recipe. Read More
(6)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2004
I debated between 3 and 4 stars and went for the higher rating because the product is good. However this is NOT a brownie. This is a very dense cake. I doubled the chocolate at other's suggestion and felt the chocolate-ness of it was perfect. I also substituted one cup of brown sugar for one of the cups of white sugar. As the other Texas Brownie (cake) suggests cinnamon I a tsp of cinnamon to this recipe. I also used the frosting recipe from Texas Brownies I. I am very happy with the finished product but again must stress that this is not a Brownie - it is a moist dense chocolate cake. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2007
These are awesome! They are more like a cake than a brownie. Delicious! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2007
I made these and brought them to work for a co-worker who is from Texes it was her birthday. Everyone raved about them! I feel bad....the brownies took the spotlight over her birthday! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
I loved this recipe and so did my husband especially with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. I had to make a few changes because I can't find buttermilk in my town in Mexico; I used 1 cup of sour cream for the buttermilk used 10 tbsp. of cocoa rather than 4-1/2 tbsp. used 1 cup of coffee for 1 cup of water and added 1 large tsp. of cinnamon. I frosted with a can of frosting I had in the cupboard. They were great very cakey and really delicious. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2003
I was very disappointed with this recipie. I have been looking for the original Texas Brownie recipie that I had & I was very happy to find this one. I made this recipe twice and neither time it turned out well. I know the last recipe I had called for instant coffee but I used water instead like this recipe. I found it very bland and lacking in 'chocolate' flavor. I do not recommend this recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2003
I have made this recipe several times. It is more of a cake than a brownie...but it is delicious and moist. I always use plain yogurt instead of the buttermilk. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2002
Good overall but I was dissappointed with the frosing. I have made your recipe before and it was great..Just remember to gradually add your cocoa icing sugar and vanilla. It makes a big differnce in the frosting. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Definitely a cake - not a brownie tho i think the size & richness qualifies this to be called Texas Brownies! Speaking of size - this recipe made TWO jelly roll pans (so i doubled the frosting) - i was afraid of a big mess if i only used one pan. So wonderful & made enough to share with friends & freeze some for later! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2008
This was great the next day. Fresh and warm it wasn't as great. The frosting came out PERFECT and I think the brownie did too since it was very cakey. It didn't taste very chocolatey though. It probably would've been better with some chocolate chips mixed in. Read More
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