Cake Mix Brownies

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All you need is just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep these easy fudgy Cake Mix Brownies! A quick and delicious dessert made using a box of cake mix.

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Cake mix brownies are a quick and yummy dessert!

These rich and chocolatey brownies are a ridiculously simple dessert that you can throw together in minutes. Don’t have brownie mix on hand? Try this instead! 

Cake mix are a favorite dessert in our house. It’s such a great hack for making recipes in much less time! These cake mix brownies are perfect for when you are craving brownies but don’t have any brownie mix or the time to make them from scratch.

This recipe uses dark chocolate fudge cake mix for a rich and super chocolatey brownie that tastes amazing!

fudgy cake mix brownies

Ingredients & Notes

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • olive oil: or substitute vegetable oil or another neutral cooking oil
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips: mix and match chocolate chip types for more flavor combinations!
ingredients needed to make cake mix brownies

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. 

cake mix brownies in the pan

How to make brownies from cake mix

Step 1: Add the chocolate fudge cake mix, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips to a large bowl. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to mix the batter until it is completely combined. 

For this recipe, I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge, but any chocolate cake mix will work. 

cake mix brownies stacked

Step 2: Spray an 8 X 8 baking dish with cooking spray, then add the brownie batter in.

Smush it down into the edges, and flatten out any lumps.

Step 3: Bake the brownies at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, around 20 – 25 minutes!

Allow them to cool completely before cutting for easiest results. If you’re like me, this is pretty much impossible!

cake mi brownies cut into squares

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. 

cake mix brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup
brownies in the pan
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4.49 from 1085 votes

Cake Mix Brownies

By: Joy Shull
These fudgy cake mix brownies are so simple to make and taste amazing! All you need is a box of chocolate cake mix and pantry ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients 

  • 15 oz box chocolate cake mix, I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge
  • ½ cup olive oil , or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Add the chocolate fudge 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 the cake mix brownies to cool completely before cutting

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Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 228mg, Potassium: 160mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 36IU, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These brownies come out super good are nice and thick and taste homemade. Followed recipe exactly. Two thumbs up from entire family 🙂

  2. Oh dear I only have a 9×13 glass pan 🙁 I so wanted to try this recipe. I wonder if I used the glass pan, and reduced the cooking time if they would just be thinner and maybe even crunchy on the edges (which I love!) I mean it is only a few fairy inexpensive ingredients if it is a fail right?!?

    1. It will affect the cook time and thickness of the brownies so you would need to experiment with it.