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Cake Mix Brownies

Delicious brownies made right from a simple box of cake mix!

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Today, we have brownies!

Yes, you could just buy a box of brownie mix. But, imagine you have a brownie emergency and no way to get out to buy anything you need to make homemade brownies or brownie mix.

It could happen.

Ingredients List:

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Oil
  • Chocolate chips, optional

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Chocolate Cake Mix: Any brand or chocolate variety will work. Just be sure to stick with a “standard” size box of cake mix. Anywhere from 15-18 oz is fine.

Oil: Stick with a neutral tasting oil. Canola, sunflower or vegetable will all work.

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A few notes:

  • This recipe is for an 8 x 8 baking pan, not the standard 9 x 13. Be sure to grease the pan well.
  • Your batter is thick! I use a rubber spatula when spreading the batter with these. I also spray the spatula with non stick cooking spray. Makes the task a breeze!
  • They are more on the cake-y side when it comes their texture.

Storage: Store any leftover over brownies in a covered container. You don’t need to refrigerate them, unless the weather is hot/humid in your area.

Can I Freeze These? Yes. Let them cool completely, then, cut into the desired slices. Store them in a freezer safe, covered container/storage bag. They will stay good for 2-4 months.

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Yield: 9 large brownies

Cake Mix Brownies

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Delicious brownies made right from a simple box of cake mix!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1- 15- 18 oz box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup neutral tasting oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. Mix dry cake mix, egg, milk and canola oil until fully combined.
  3. If desired, stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 381Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 4g

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Sunday 30th of January 2022

Will this recipe work with today's cake mixes that are only 15.25 ounces? I clicked on the Pillsbury's Purely Simple cake mix link, but it said the page couldn't be found. I see, though, that as late as last summer someone had made this recipe, and I think cake mixes shrunk before then, so I'm hopeful.

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 31st of January 2022

Hi Vicki- Yes, stick with a standard size of cake mix and they should work out fine. Enjoy!

Cat person

Saturday 31st of July 2021

Thank you so much for this recipie. all of the other recipies like this that i found required chocolate chips. Thank you sooo much!

Erin Table for Seven

Saturday 31st of July 2021

You are so welcome :) Hope you enjoy them!


Saturday 16th of May 2020

Made red velvet brownie, absolutely divineeee

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 18th of May 2020

Yum! Great idea!

Brooke Cox

Thursday 9th of April 2020

I tried them and they ares o delisious thanks for the recipe

Erin Table for Seven

Thursday 9th of April 2020

Glad you enjoyed Brooke! Thanks for the feedback :)


Wednesday 8th of April 2020

I used butter instead of oil and for the consistency to get it gooey like I added a little bit more milk came out perfect!

Erin Table for Seven

Thursday 9th of April 2020

Great idea Tia..glad your liked them!

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