Cake Mix Brownies

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This Cake Mix Brownies recipe is the easiest brownies recipe ever! They’re super fudgy brownies made with just 5 simple ingredients – you’ll want to make them every week!

I feel like I’ve been holding out on you here. With these brownies, I mean. Everyone’s so worried about making the perfect “from scratch” brownie…

Fudgy vs cakey…

Dark vs Milk…

And I do have a few pretty stellar “scratch” brownies here on my site. My Kid’s Favorite Brownies are a lighter chocolate flavored brownie, and MY favorite Fudgy Brownie Recipe are richer brownie made with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Both are solid. But today we’re talking about an “in a pinch” option. Of course you can use a brownie mix.  Duh.But these Cake Mix Brownies, are so super easy and seriously good.

How to Make Cake Mix Brownies

I used a Dark Chocolate Cake Mix, but you can use whatever chocolate cake you like!

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Also, you might notice the ginormous chunks of chocolate in the brownies. Well, yeah.

I decided to make the executive decision and throw in some Hershey’s Baking Melts. Good choice, all around.

The batter is super simple…

Just your cake mix, a little oil, an egg and some milk.

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Then stir in your extra chocolate, if you’re going there.

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You could totally stir in a few cups of chocolate chips if you can’t find the baking melts!

Then spread it in a greased 8×8 pan…

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Bake them and let them cool completely before cutting into squares…Sigh.

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Now you’ve got some eating to do!

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Cake Mix Brownies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

This Cake Mix Brownies recipe is the easiest brownies recipe ever! They’re super fudgy brownies made with just 5 simple ingredients – you’ll want to make them every week!


Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 10 oz chocolate chunks

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray an 8×8 pan with baking spray, set aside.
  3. IN bowl mix all ingredients with a spoon until combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. The center might seem underdone, but as the brownies set, they will be fine!

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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71 Responses
  1. Jessica

    Im terrible at making brownies, I don’t know how but I always mess them up, even the boxed mix. I was very doubtful of this recipe as I was mixing it up since it’s was so thick but omg these are so good!

  2. Barb

    I cooked these for 20 minutes at 350 as recommended, shut off the oven and left them in for another 10 minutes, they still were not done. I’m not talking melted chocolate gooey, but uncooked batter gooey.

  3. Glad i found a 1 egg cake mix brownie recipe. I’m just here to assure myself that it can be done. Using 2 eggs will make this a cake and not a cookie-bar 😀 😀 😀 Kudos!

  4. Ok, so I have to admit it…I wasn’t sure that this was going to turn out. So few ingredients… (I had less, as I didn’t have 10 ozs chocolate chunks, I only had maybe 1/2 c. chocolate chips). So little effort… WOW!!! Such a great treat! Thanks for the easy, effortless recipe!

      1. Mehwish

        Do you have to add the chocolate morsels? Will it affect the consistency at all if they are not put in??

  5. Amy L

    Just what I was looking for! I am trying this with orange cake mix & vanilla chips tonight. Orange & Cream brownies anyone?

  6. kim

    tHanks for this. Tomorrow is my son’s bd celebration. He didnt want cake just brownines. I tried to make healthy brownies following another blogger’s recipe. VERY bad results and big waste of exp cacao choc and 4 organic eggs. Thankfully i bought a choc cake mix way ahead of time for his bd and found this recipe to make brownies…batter tasted great looked great i am confident they will save the day. thanks

  7. Lori

    I made these. I love these!! I am making more today. I will eat too many! I am going to try with white cake mix next. Maybe. I do love the chocolate soooo much. We’ll see.

  8. Sara

    I want to make these right now however I’m out of veg oil. Does anyone know if it would be OK to use coconut oil instead and still have them come out the same?

  9. Bev

    These are AWESOME. They may not be much easier than from scratch but are moist and flavorful. I used chocolate chips in the mix and topped the batter with toffee bits which added some more flavor. Great brownies.

  10. Sylvia

    I just made these with Devil’s Food cake and cinnamon chips. They came out delicious and interesting! Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper.

  11. jen peters

    I Just mixed up a pan of these and added some chopped mint oreos (not too chopped) and some mint chocolate chips…heavenly and so easy!

  12. Audrey

    I followed this recipe exactly except I used an 11×8 pan because I didn’t have an 8×8, and it was a flop- mushy all over and tasted like uncooked batter specially the center pieces, and I put back in for 9 more minutes and it was worse somehow. Any suggestions for next time or do I just need to buy an 8×8??

    1. Jessica Buckley

      I was thinking the same thing! I made the recipe tonight with a white cake mix and white chocolate chips. It was rich and delicious!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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