Frosted Brownies or Texas Brownies

"This makes a huge cookie sheetful of wonderful brownies or better yet, a cross between a brownie and a cake. These will be enough to bring to a gathering and everyone will love them."
photo by Mimi in Maine photo by Mimi in Maine
photo by Mimi in Maine
photo by Mimi in Maine photo by Mimi in Maine
Ready In:
48 bars




  • In a large bowl combine flour and sugar.
  • In a large saucepan combine butter, shortening, cocoa, and coffee.
  • Mix well and heat to boiling.
  • Pour into the flour and sugar; mix well.
  • Add the buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour into a well-greased 11x17 1/2 cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or till done.
  • While brownies bake make the frosting.
  • In a large saucepan combine the butter, cocoa, and milk; heat to boiling and mix well.
  • Mix in the confectioners sugar and vanilla and mix till smooth.
  • Pour warm frosting over the brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven.
  • Cool; cut into 48 bars.

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  1. I baked mine at 325 for 30 minutes, as we like our brownies chewy rather than cakelike. It worked great and they were just the way we all like them. The subtle coffee flavor was awesome, and with the addition of 1 c. walnuts we were happy campers in this house! From one Main-e-ack to another, Thank you!
  2. For a few years, I baked these Texas Brownies! They were delightful & delectable, yum! At a retirement party once, I was honourably asked to make their cake ... to which I agreed & made 2 pans of these T. Brownies, which became my cake for them! This recipe is so good! For a few months I have again been searching my Files for this special Recipe, couldn't locate it, until this morning when I searched the internet. Thank You!
  3. We were having an impromtu gathering at my house one evening and I wanted to serve something with our coffee... at the last minute, found this recipe and managed to bake it up before the neighbors arrived. Needless to say, this was EXACTLY what I was looking for and is now placed prominently in my recipe database!! THANK YOU!!!
  4. Fantastic brownies!! I would not change a thing. Perfect just as written. Thank you for sharing!
  5. Yes, these are superb and a great party dish! Thanks for posting


  1. The brownies turned out perfectly! It made so many that I gave some to my husbands grandparents and brother. The frosting was too sweet for my liking so I used a can of chocolate frosting instead. My son had so much fun making them with me. Thanks!


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