Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 17 mins

I got this recipe from my Aunt. It was in a cookbook called Great American Recipes. These tender brownies are quick to prepare, using ingredients that are handy in the kitchen. This recipe makes a large pan great for a potluck!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine the flour and sugar.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water, and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling.
  3. Pour boiling mix over the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
  4. Mix well , and pour into a well buttered 171/2-by-11-inch jelly roll pan.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 17 minute Cool, then cut into 48 bars, and enjoy!


Most Helpful

This is probably my favorite recipe EVER!! Diabetic whose boys are grown and don't live close to me, so I haven't baked in years. When my oldest son was 16 or 17, he ate an entire panful overnight that was intended for a work food day the following day! And honestly, I could do it also! Once won a prize for me in a bake-off!

Dawn D. December 01, 2016

These brownies are positively sinful!

4Susan August 21, 2005

I have been making this recipe for years. It came from a free sample card from All American Recipes. They are moist and yummy and at a perfect sweetness. I recommend letting the cake cool for about 20 minutes before pouring the frosting or else the frosting will sizzle on the sides of the pan making it look uneven. For a different taste, I also add about a tsp of coconut extract with the vanilla when adding it to the flour. Enjoy!!

tlchasey June 07, 2005

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