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Cajun Brownie Cake

Cajun Brownie Cake



  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup
  • (1 stick) margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup solid Crisco shortening
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


For the brownie:

  1. Sift together sugar, flour and salt.
  2. In a saucepan, bring to a boil margarine, water, Crisco and cocoa powder. Add to the flour mixture.
  3. Add baking soda/buttermilk mixture. Add eggs.
  4. Mix all together Pour into greased and floured jellyroll pan.
  5. Bake the brownie cake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F, until a wooden pick comes out clean.

For the Icing:

  1. Put butter in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  2. Beat in remaining ingredients except chopped nuts. Fold in nuts.
  3. Pour over hot brownie base.
  4. Cut into squares when cool.

This recipe was posted at our old cooking blog.

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