And the best part is that you can use any flavor cake mix! Strawberry and lemon are two of my favorites – especially the strawberry.
Now you’re asking, “Doesn’t using another flavor make them not brownies since brownies are usually chocolate?”
So, I guess, technically – by today’s standards, you’re correct. But did you know the first mention of the word brownies was in the 1896 Fannie Farmer cookbook and the recipe called for molasses and no chocolate?
But you guys know I’m a culinary rebel, so I say we still call these brownies regardless of the flavor. Plus calling the strawberry ones pinkies and the lemon ones yellowies just sounds weird, right?
Anyway, regardless of what you call them, I bet you’re going to call them delicious… and super easy! You only need 3 ingredients to get these ready. And they’re a great thing for the kids to make all by themselves!
You can toss in a cup of chocolate chips, chopped pecans, walnuts, peanuts, toffee bits, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, etc. to mix it up a bit and add even more flavor.
Be sure to comment below and let me know all them combinations you can come up with to make this super easy recipe all your own!
Cake Mix Brownies
- 1 (15.25-ounce) box cake mix (any flavor) (I like dark chocoalte, strawberry, and lemon.)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup chocolate chips* (optional - see note)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil, and eggs. (Add the chocolate chips, if using them and stir well.) The mixture will be thick, but keep stirring. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool, then slice.