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Cake Mix Brownies

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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.
Course Brownies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate brownies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 16 Slices
Calories 296
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


  • In a mixing bowl, add cake mix powder, butter, milk, egg and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips. 
  • Spread batter in a greased/floured square pan (Dimensions: 8x2). 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are firm. Let it cool down completely. 
  • 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. 
  • Pour ganache on top of the brownies and chill in fridge for 3 hours or until ganache sets. 
  • Toss some pretzels, if you like. 
  • Cut slices and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Only add pretzels prior to serving or else they will loose their crunch and get soggy. 


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.5mg