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.
Or maybe you want to make some pecan pie brownies but don’t have brownie mix? Use this recipe instead!
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