A cross between a Texas Sheet cake and brownies this chocolate dessert recipe with icing will hit the spot when you have a chocolate craving!
Keyword Texas Brownies
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
1cupstrong brewed coffee or water
1/4cupdark, unsweetened cocoa
3 1/2cupunsifted powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee OR water and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling.
Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well.
Pour into a well-greased 15" jelly roll pan.
Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center.
While brownies bake prepare the frosting.
In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa and milk. Heat to boiling and stir often.
Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth.
Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven. Spread frosting to edges right away with a butter knife if necessary. The frosting sets up quickly. Cool and enjoy!
Can use coffee or water depending on your flavor preference.
I think buttermilk really makes a big difference in the richness of this recipe.
If you cannot get buttermilk you can make it by blending 2 teaspoons of vinegar or lemon juice together with 1/2 cup milk. Powdered buttermilk can also be used by mixing according to package directions.
Be sure you have all of the frosting ingredients before baking the cake.
The frosting needs to be melted, mixed up and poured on a warm cake for best results.
The frosting will need to be stirred for quite a while on low heat to get rid of all of the lumps of powdered sugar.