This recipe for Cake Mix Brownies is so simple, and makes the fudgiest, easiest brownies ever!
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.
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!
I used Pillsbury’s® New Dark Chocolate Cake Mix. This stuff is great. Pillsbury® also sent me some fun new frostings too for the holidays.
These fun mixes make it easy to “Celebrate More” in my daily life!
My idea was to top the brownies with the frosting, but I couldn’t keep my fat fingers out of them long enough to cover them in frosting.
Which, by the way, is against everything I stand for.
But the thought of these with Peppermint Frosting makes my heart have a palpitation.
In a good way.
So let’s discuss…
Also, you might notice the ginormous chunks of chocolate in the brownies.
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.
Then stir in your extra chocolate, if you’re going there.
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…
Bake them and let them cool completely before cutting into squares…
Now you’ve got some eating to do!
makes 16 brownies
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 10 oz chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Spray an 8×8 pan with baking spray, set aside.
- IN bowl mix all ingredients with a spoon until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chunks.
- Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
- 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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I was compensated for this post by The J.M Smucker Company, but of course all opinions are expressly my own.