This cake mix brownies recipe is knock your socks off delicious! Learn how to make brownies from cake mix in a pinch. All you need is just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep this recipe. An easy and crowd pleasing dessert thanks to our secret weapon: dark chocolate fudge cake mix.
These cake mix brownies are a ridiculously simple dessert that you can throw together in about 5 minutes flat.
Don’t have brownie mix on hand?
I’ve got you covered.
This recipe uses just 5 ingredients:
- chocolate cake mix
- olive oil or vegetable oil
- vanilla extract
- chocolate chips
My cake mix cookie bars were such a hit with everyone who makes them, and I decided to create more recipes featuring cake mix!
While I love a good dessert made from scratch, sometimes you need those secret weapon recipes to throw together a crowd pleasing dessert in only minutes.
How to make brownies from cake mix
First, you’ll need a box of your favorite chocolate cake mix.
For this recipe, I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge, but any chocolate cake mix will work.
Add the cake mix, olive oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips to a large bowl.
Use a rubber spatula or spoon to mix until completely combined.
Spray an 8 X 8 baking dish with cooking spray, then add the batter in.
Smush it down into the edges, and flatten out any lumps.
Bake at 350 degrees until done, around 20 – 25 minutes!
Allow to cool completely before cutting for easiest results.
If you’re like me, this is pretty much impossible!
I have been known to ruin batches of brownies because I just couldn’t wait to dig in and try one.
Share these at a party, with your friends and neighbors, or just make it for yourself when you deserve a treat.
More Cake Mix Recipes
Hungry for more easy cake mix recipes?
Cake mix is such a great hack for quick and delicious baking.
You’ve got to try my cake mix cookie bars – everyone loves them!
Like this recipe, they are only a few ingredients and so easy to prep.
Perfect way to use up that cake mix you already have!
Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies are always a winner!
Another favorite of mine is cake mix banana bread – It’s so simple and a great way to use up those ripe bananas!
If you’ve got a big chocolate sweet tooth, these 4 ingredient chocolate cake mix cookies will hit the spot!
Cake mix pumpkin muffins are quite possibly the easiest muffins ever and a fun seasonal treat!
Another fall favorite is this cake mix pumpkin bread.
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Cake Mix Brownies Recipe
- 15 oz box chocolate cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge)
- 1/2 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Add cake mix, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and semi sweet chocolate chips to a bowl and use a rubber spatula to mix until well combined.
- Transfer the cake mix brownie batter to a greased 8 X 8 baking dish
- Bake the brownies at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine were perfect right at 25 minutes)
- For best results, allow brownies to cool completely before cutting
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g