4.6 from 5 votes

Cake Mix Brownies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This easy chewy and fudgy cake mix brownies recipe requires simple ingredients. It tastes homemade and is a quick dessert or quick snack for parties.

Servings: 16 Slices
Course: Brownies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 box Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1/3 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted
  • 1/3 cup Milk Whole
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate chips Semisweet
  • 1/3 cup Pretzel sticks Roughly broken, Optional
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips Semisweet
  • 1 cup Heavy cream


  1. In a mixing bowl, add cake mix powder, butter, milk, egg and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick. 

  2. Stir in chocolate chips. 

  3. Spread batter in a greased/floured square pan (Dimensions: 8x2). 

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are firm. Let it cool down completely. 

  5. While that is cooling, prepare the chocolate ganache by mixing together chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 30 second increments, mixing after each cycle until smooth and creamy. 

  6. Pour ganache on top of the brownies and chill in fridge for 3 hours or until ganache sets. 

  7. Toss some pretzels, if you like. 

  8. Cut slices and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 294mg12%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.