Texas Brownies

Brownie with frosting - Texas Brownie

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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 30 brownie squares (30 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
197 Calories
11g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30 brownie squares (30 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 197
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You get an extra jolt from these sweet and rich Texas Brownies because they have coffee in them. 


  • For the Brownies:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup coffee (strong brewed)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F and lightly grease an 11 X 17-inch baking pan.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar.

  4. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, shortening, coffee, and cocoa. Stir constantly until heated to a boil.

  5. Pour boiling mixture over flour and sugar. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high-speed mixer.

  6. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until done in the center.

  7. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting combining butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until heated to a boil. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until smooth.

  8. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as they come out of the oven.

  9. Cool and cut into squares.

  10. Serve and enjoy!