Recipe by Norma
"Sinfully delicious with a hint of cinnamon. Use the Texas Chocolate frosting recipe with these brownies!"
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This is actually called "Texas Sheetcake" where I'm from (Austin). I've also seen it called California sheetcake. You can put it in cookie sheet and make the cake pieces thin (which seem like brownies, I guess). Oprah had a version of it on her website once but it didn't have the cinnamon. It's great with the special frosting.
I made these for Super Bowl and we were all a bit disappointed in them. Nothing like brownies! It made a moist cake, but the flavor was weak, almost like I had omitted something or done something wrong. (I bake a great deal, however I did double-check myself and to the best of my knowledge, followed the directions exactly.) The chocolate flavor wasn't very strong at all, and was almost over powered by the cinnamon. In my opinion it needs more cocoa powder, and possibly some other adjustments. If you are looking for a fudgy brownie or a texas-style chocolate cake, this isn't it! The frosting was very good, however I had to add more milk to make it thin enough to pour/spread over the cake and everyone agreed the frosting was the best part!! I won't make this again.
I think I am addicted to these. I bake them ALL THE TIME! I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon. And they have a very nice chocolate taste, which surprised me, since there is so little cocoa.
I leave out the cinnamon and use strong brewed coffee instead of water. Excellent brownie.
More of a cake than a brownie.
Really moist and delicious but nothing like a brownie. This is a basic chocolate cake but a really good one. I recommend this. I can't tell you how moist this was. A substitute for buttermilk is regular milk with a 1/2 teas. of white vinegar added. I used this instead of buttermilk.
This brownie is exceptionally easy and quick. It has more of the consistency of cake than a brownie, but is very moist, not too sweet, airy, and delicious with a cup of coffee or a glass of millk. Great for a little quiet time treat for yourself !!!
I don't like supermoist, chewy brownies. By the picture that went with this recipe, I knew I was going to make something more cake-like. The cinnamon/vanilla flavor was a nice twist on the chocolate flavor. What you call these is a matter of perspective. Here in Venezuela, brownies are moist but cakelike, and cakes are terribly dry. Whatever you want to call these, they're moist and sweet enough for me, and taste good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Texas Brownies I
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 121
** Calories from Fat: 50
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