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 Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine 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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Tina
March 23, 2021 8:29 am

Hits the right spot! I added a spoonful of chia seeds and also used dark choco chips. Turned out crusty on top but fudgy and chewy inside. love it,

Lia Rsenberg
March 14, 2021 8:17 pm

I LOVE THIS RECIPY turned out amazing and also helped me with an essay for school on how to make brownies.

Dee
February 4, 2021 5:38 pm

I cooked them for 25 minutes. it was raw except for the edges. Had to toss it.

Shan
January 13, 2021 6:31 pm

I made this with Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix followed instructions just added a teaspoon of mayo its soo moist i love it and my man said its cake not brownie to him well more for me I will make it again with different flavor cake ….thanks

Dude
December 13, 2020 8:38 pm

Delicious. I added a bit of chili powder to mine. Tastes kind of like that Mexican hot chocolate you have to boil.

Lucy L
October 17, 2020 3:58 pm

Just took them out of the oven…can’t wait to taste them!

Barbra C.
October 8, 2020 8:52 pm

Hey Shelly! My family and I absolutely loved this brownie recipe. It was so good my brother went into a diabetic coma and had to to be airlifted to the local hospital. He’s okay now though, but he does want another delicious bite of those brownies <3

Last edited 6 months ago by Barbra C.
Lexi
October 8, 2020 8:43 pm

Mine just turned into cake and not a brownie.

Dude
December 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Reply to  Lexi

Check them often. If they start to rise, shake the pan a bit until they fall then let them finish cooking.

elyse
October 1, 2020 2:17 pm

I added peppermint to mix great tast 4 holidays

Charlie J
August 19, 2020 4:43 pm

ive made this recipe twice and my family has said they’re the best brownies they’ve ever had!! thank you!

Mari
July 12, 2020 3:18 pm

These turned out really good! I wanted brownies but only had a chocolate fudge cake mix. I left out the extra chocolate chunks and ended up baking for about 25 minutes. Very moist and very good! Will definitely make again! They would even taste good with a cherry chip cake mix or some other flavor

Breann
July 2, 2020 8:43 pm

Oh Lawdy these are great. I just took them out of the oven a bit ago and couldn’t wait for them to cool completely. I’ve only sampled the edge but dang they’re good! I MIGHT have put in more chocolate chips than the recipe calls for (which is pretty much what I do with every recipe…never enough chocolate chips for me). So good. I really want to try this with a yellow cake mix. I bet it would be amazing!

Edit: I didn’t have milk on hand so I had to use water. But they were still delicious!

Gerry
April 27, 2021 4:57 pm
Reply to  Breann

Breanna… I Always keep a can of evaporated milk on hand, in case a recipe calls for milk/cream, and I haven’t Any.

Marlene Reynolds
May 2, 2020 2:08 pm

Has anyone tried this? Did you go with the 8×8 or a different size? A regular cake mix makes a 9×13, so wondering how they turned out.

Breann
July 2, 2020 8:45 pm

I did 8×8 and it was great! (Hey, that rhymed!)

Erika
May 1, 2020 10:55 pm

Wow these were surprisingly really good! I had a just expired chocolate cake mix that I wanted to use up – didn’t want to make a cake w frosting etc & so googled & found this recipe. With ingredients I already had I whipped it up in a few & it was really good! I was a little worried after seeing some other comments saying it would not set which was strange as my batter was realllly thick – baked it 20 mins exact in my convection oven & it was prefect in the center , definitely cooked. I added… Read more »

Twyla Robinson
April 10, 2020 9:02 pm

Happy accident: I accidently switched the amounts for the milk and oil. Followed everything else exactly (I used toffee chips instead of chocolate because toffee is love) and just crossed my fingers hoping for the best.

You know the texture of lava cakes when they are slightly overcooked? The batter doesn’t flow but it is only just barely gathered? That’s how these were. I could still hold it like a bar brownie, no fork required, but otherwise it was a dense, moist, rich, glorious thing.

Sometimes being in a hurry works out!

(Sometimes not. LOL)

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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