Cake Mix Brownies The Southern Lady Cooks

These simple cake mix brownies are absolutely delicious. Every time I serve them people are shocked that they are made with a simple cake mix. This is a very versatile recipe in that you can add whatever your family likes to these brownies. They come together so quickly and I promise your family will love them. Cake mix brownies are my go-to when I need a quick delicious treat.

Cake Mix Brownie Ingredients Needed:

Chocolate cake mix (I used a German chocolate cake mix)

Melted butter




Chopped walnuts

Chocolate chips

Recipe Notes: You can add whatever you like to this recipe. Add pecans, peanut butter chips, peanuts, m&m’s, etc. Get creative!

If you like this recipe, you may want to try our lunch lady brownies. They have FANTASTIC reviews.

These peanut butter, chocolate chip brownies are also fabulous!

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Cake Mix Brownies The Southern Lady Cooks

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Cake Mix Brownies

Judy Yeager
These simple cake mix brownies will quickly become a family favorite!
1.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 15.25 ounce chocolate cake mix I used a German chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9X9 baking dish. Mix all ingredients together and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
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  1. I loved your idea of brownies with marshmallows and pretzels so bought a brownie mix and topped it. It was delicious and everybody thought they were homemade. I just didn’t have time to make a regular brownie. I made it with the cake type brownie mix. Thank you for the topping idea. Next time I will try with coconut topping the marshmallows and pretzels.

  2. Patty Muse says:

    Just curious-would this work for any cake mix to get a brownie type dessert? Maybe using different add ins as well? (I’m thinking maybe a banana flavor)

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, you can use any flavor cake mix for this recipe. Thanks!

  3. So dry I could hardly swallow. Need a pile of ice cream to get it down☹️1 star

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Honestly, this is the easiest recipe there is to make. If you search “cake mix brownies” on the internet, you’ll find them everywhere. If your brownies were dry then you simply overbaked them.