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Cake Mix Brownies

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These rich and fudgy cake mix brownies are so chocolatey and delicious! They only take five minutes of prep time, and they taste amazing!

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These rich and fudgy cake mix brownies are so chocolatey and delicious! They only take five minutes of prep time, and taste amazing!

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Is there anything better than a warm and gooey chocolate brownie? Not in my world! Brownies are always a favorite, and for good reason. They are pretty much the perfect chocolate delivery device. These cake mix brownies are incredibly easy to make, but still totally delicious. That’s my kind of dessert!

These brownies are perfect for those times when you just need a pan of brownies, but all you have on hand is a cake mix. They come out of the oven so rich and chocolatey! These cake mix brownies have a fantastic chocolate flavor that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. I love that they’re so easy to make! My eight year old can make these brownies start to finish by herself (with me helping her pull them out of the oven when they’re done) and we make them often. They are so good!

How To Make Brownies From Cake Mix

Ingredients – I love this recipe because it only requires a few basic ingredients.  Grab your favorite box of chocolate cake mix, eggs and oil.  For this recipe, I added some pecans and chocolate chips as well.

a box of devil's food cake mix, a bowl of chocolate chips, 2 eggs, a dish of oil and a bowl of chopped nuts

Mix – The brownie batter is simple and quick to make. First, mix together the eggs and oil until blended together.  Then add in the box of cake mix and stir until the batter is nice and smooth.

Add Any Extras – Once the batter is made, add in anything else you like in your brownies.  I like to add semi-sweet chocolate chips for a chocolate flavor boost, and chopped pecans for a little bit of texture and crunch. I know nuts in brownies can be a little polarizing, so if you don’t like them, feel free to leave them out. They will be delicious either way!

a mixing bowl filled with batter, chocolate chips and chopped nuts

Prep For Baking – Spread the cake mix brownie batter into a 9 x 9 baking dish. I like to line it with parchment or foil to make it easy to lift the brownies out. The batter will be thick and a little hard to spread, but keep at it, and it will eventually spread out. For a prettier touch, you can sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips and pecans over the top of the brownies.

a square baking dish filled with cake mix batter topped with chocolate chips and chopped nuts

Bake – Cook the brownies for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees of until you can insert a toothpick two inches from the edge of the pan and it comes out clean.

Cool – You’ll want to let them cool most of the way before slicing them so they slice cleanly. If you like to eat your brownies extra warm and gooey, you can rewarm them in the microwave for 10 seconds or so before serving.

a baking dish with brownies fresh from the oven

Recipe Tips

Parchment Paper Is My Best Friend – I use parchment paper when I bake to make clean up a breeze and so I can get the brownies out of the pan easier so they’re quicker to eat.;)

Easy Spreading – The cake mix batter for these brownies can be tough to spread.  Simply spray the spatula with cooking spray so the batter won’t stick to the spatula.

Mix It Up – There are so many great things you can add to these brownies to give them an extra burst of flavor.  Some of my favorites are M&Ms or crushed pieces of Heath candy bars.  Go crazy and experiment!  If nothing else, it gives you an excuse to make these again.

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a white serving tray filled with browines made from chocolate cake mix
4.6 from 15 votes

Cake Mix Brownies

These rich and fudgy cake mix brownies are so chocolatey and delicious! They only take five minutes of prep time, and they taste amazing!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, party
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 Brownies
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. In a medium bowl, stir together the oil and eggs until well blended. Add the cake mix and stir until the dough comes together. Add the chocolate chips and pecans, and stir until they are blended in.

  2. Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment or foil. Spread the batter in an even layer in the baking dish (it will be thick).
  3. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted two inches from the side comes out clean. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These rich and fudgy cake mix brownies are so chocolatey and delicious! They only take five minutes of prep time, and taste amazing!

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