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Brownies, Texas (D, TNT)
Source: "Country Cookin' with Parkway"
Yield: About 42, depends on size

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup water
1/4 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder (baker's cocoa)
1/2 cup buttermilk OR mix together 1/3 cup milk with 2 teaspoons lemon juice and let stand for 5 minutes
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup margarine
2 tablespoons cocoa (baker's type)
1/4 cup milk (buttermilk or sour milk can be used)
3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix flour, sugar and baking soda in large bowl.

Bring to boil margarine, cocoa, and water. Pour over flour mixture. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla: mix well with wooden spoon or use an electric mixer. Pour out on a large greased jellyroll pan. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.

While cake is still in oven make frosting: cool it slightly and pour over hot cake.

Make Frosting:
Melt margarine and add cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and very quickly add vanilla and powdered sugar; mix until smooth and pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Poster's Notes:
Here's a chocolate cake recipe that my family loves. It's TNT in our home. The frosting helps melt grainy powdered sugar.

The frosting bubbles and melts on the cake. And sinks into it lightly, and forms a seal. This keeps the moisture in. I have used hot chocolate cocoa mix in the past and the brownies still come out great.

Posted by Mary C. Newcome-Hatch

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A