The best brownies ever! This is a very cakey version.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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 pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda and 1/3 cup cocoa. In a small saucepan, combine water and 2/3 cup of butter; bring to a boil. Allow the butter and water to cool down a bit before adding to the dry ingredients. Beat in the buttermilk and eggs last. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before frosting.

  • To make the frosting: In a large bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the melted butter until light and fluffy. Spread over brownies while they are still slightly warm. Cut into squares when cool.

Nutrition Facts

280.7 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 41.4mg 14% DV; sodium 134mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
Good easy to make but very much like chocolate cake. If you prefer a more fudge like brownie then skip this one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2003
This is actually a delicious cake recipe I've usually seen as "Texas Cake". However, I wouldn't call them brownies at all. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
Good easy to make but very much like chocolate cake. If you prefer a more fudge like brownie then skip this one. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2003
This is actually a delicious cake recipe I've usually seen as "Texas Cake". However, I wouldn't call them brownies at all. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
This is what I call a Texas Sheet Cake, not brownies. There are better sheet cake recipes out there than this, but having said that, this is super easy and pretty decent. Next time I would probably add a dash of salt to the batter and some vanilla. You can sub sour cream for the buttermilk, too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
Cake-like texture neither too sweet nor too chocolatey. My kids ate them with whipping cream instead of frosting and the pan was clean. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
These were soooooooo good! I just made a couple of adjustments! Used 3/4 cup of cocoa & milk instead of buttermilk! Yum!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2007
I have been making this cake for years. This is actually a buttermilk cake recipe as well. The froasting is not supposed to be thick. You should cut the cake while it is still warm and then pour the froasting over top letting it seep into the cake. I have many requests for this cake. It isn't a normal chocolate cake recipe but it is good. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2008
I loved this recipe very like cake taste but what is a 'Texas Brownie'? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2006
I am really not sure why this is a recipe for brownies. It's a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and I have to say that it did not get very good reviews in our house. Ice cream makes it a little better so we'll have to get extra plump with this cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2011
Definitely a cake not brownies. But VERY GOOD! I added 3/4 c. cocoa (instead of 1/3) Vanilla All I had was almond milk (no buttermilk) so I used that. Very good though! Read More
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