Saturday, August 14, 2010

cake mix brownies


So today, I was in a pickle.  I had a brownie-making request from The Madre, and there was not a brownie mix in sight!  Yes, yes, I could have concocted my own delicious creation, but alas, I was feeling quite lazy today.

So a-Googling I went, and looked up "cake mix brownies".  And lo and behold, I found them!  And they were delicious!  Okay, not better than ooey, gooey homemade brownies or these Brownies of Amazingness from a month or so ago, but for a quick fix, they were pretty darn good.  I kicked the recipe up a notch and added a generous portion of chocolate chips into the batter.  I'm sure other things like M&Ms, peanut butter chips, peanut butter, cream cheese, walnuts, and coconut would be delicious in them, too.  Use your imaggot-nation.

Lazy Girl [or Guy] Cake Mix Brownies
1 chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 egg
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Mix up all of the above, after preheating the oven to 350 degrees, of course.  Spray a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray, plop the batter in, and cook 'em up for about 20-25 minutes, or until top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.

Frost, if desired.  Devour.


Stoney P. Irish said...


Marya said...

Tried these today with peanut butter swirled on top...DELICIOUS! Thanks!

Patti said...

Glad y'all like 'em! They are good if you need a brownie fix FAST!!!

Jessica said...

Just found your blog today. Make these cake mix brownies. Added 1 cup chips instead of 3/4 cup. Got to have my chocolate! Not sure what happened but I had to bake for 40 minutes before they baked all the way through. Just got them out of the oven and they smell incredible. They taste a little cake like but that is too be expected.

Anonymous said...

Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of vanilla and it cuts the box-cake taste.

Anonymous said...

These taste like cake not brownies but were still good warm with ice cream.

Savanah said...

You can take any box mix and sub in better ingredients for a better taste. Use butter instead of oil, milk instead of water, etc. Gives it a more homemade taste. Box stuff tastes bad because they have you make it with cheap ingredients.

Patti said...

Thanks for all the great tips, guys :) And I really like that idea about adding in some vanilla extract.

Deborah said...

I did a PINTEREST search for easy brownies and this recipe showed up! I didn't have choc chips, but did have some choc sandwich cookies that no one liked, so... I crushed them added an extra egg and they are great!!! A little dry so next time I'll add more liquid. But they will
go on my "tried it and liked it" board Thx!!!

Patti said...

Hey Deborah!! Glad you liked them! :)