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Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies

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Got a random chocolate cake mix in your pantry? Wondering WHAT else you can make with it besides a cake? Why not make Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies?

Easy to make, delicious to eat these cake mix brownies will astound your friends and family with their fabulous taste!

Are these a cake brownie?


Are you worried about these brownies being cake-like? They are not! At the same time, they’re not super fudgy either. They land somewhere in between cake brownies and fudgy brownies.

One of my children told me they were the best brownies he’s ever had. Oh, really?? I mean has he even TRIED my super fudgy Instant Pot Brownies? Literally the best brownies I’ve ever made.

OR my Butterscotch Brownies?? Maybe just as good as ANY chocolate brownies I’ve ever made.

What do I need to make Brownies from a Cake Mix?

Only THREE Ingredients need to make cake mix brownies:

A couple of notes on these Brownies

The mix is VERY THICK, so thick you think it can’t possibly be spread in a pan. But it can and it will go in a pan. Mix the egg and oil together AND THEN add it to the cake mix, they just seem to work better this way!

What pan do I need to bake these Brownies in?

These brownies bake up in an 8×8 pan. BUT you can use a 9×9 or round pan for them as well without changing the baking time too much.

Just start checking the brownies BEFORE the time is up because the pan is a little bigger which means your brownies will be thinner in the pan. Meaning they might bake up quicker.

What ELSE to make with a Cake Mix

Try these Red Velvet Cookies!

Or Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls!

Want Lemon Brownies?

If you love these will you pin them?

Yield: 16 brownies

Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies

Stack of Cake Mix Brownies with milk.

YES you can make delicious brownies with a cake mix! These cake mix brownies will make you a believer in cake mixes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter


  1. preheat the oven to 350˚
  2. line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment
  3. mix the oil and egg together
  4. put the cake mix in a mixing bowl
  5. pour the oil mix in the cake mix and stir to combine
  6. scrape into the prepared pan
  7. bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven until the brownies are set they will puff up and then collapse a little when they come out of the oven

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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