Texas Brownies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup coffee, strong
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 – 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prep a large 11×17 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar.
  3. Heat butter, shortening, coffee, and cocoa in a saucepan until boiling, making sure to stir frequently to keep from scorching. Pour boiling mixture over flour/sugar mixture.
  4. Next add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Mix well with a hand mixer or large spoon, until smooth. Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a fork inserted in the middle comes out cleanly.
  5. While cooling, prepare glaze.
  6. In a sauce pot (I use the same pot from earlier) heat butter, cocoa powder and milk until boiling, stirring constantly to keep from scorching. Turn off heat and add powdered sugar, a little at a time – stirring after each addition to blend well. I use a wire whisk to mix evenly.
  7. Pour hot glaze over brownies and allow to cool.

Recipe and Photo: Foodista / CC BY

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