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How to Make Brownies from a Cake Mix

Updated on April 23, 2013
Delicious and moist brownies from a cake mix
Delicious and moist brownies from a cake mix | Source
3 stars from 2 ratings of brownies from a yellow cake mix

I was really in the mood for brownies today and am always willing to try a new recipe. I found one online at that used cake mix as the starter for the brownies. I happened to have a yellow cake mix in my pantry and I first needed to convert this to chocolate cake mix, as the recipe called for. I read various different ways to do this and decided on a combination of pudding mix, cocoa powder and powdered sugar. I also increased the amount of butter and water in the recipe a little bit. The original recipe called for a devil's food cake mix, 2/3 C water and 1/4 cup oil. I used a cup of water instead and 1/3 cup melted butter (in place of oil).

I have tried making a batch of brownies from a cake mix before, and I just was not overly impressed with the results. This batch, however, turned out wonderfully! They come out a little more cakey than I normally make, mine are usually more fudgey. But these stay so moist, I really love this batch of brownies. I can tell there is pudding added into the mix and it gives the brownies a nice, light texture. These are not heavy brownies at all. I am quite pleased with this batch and will be making them again sometime. I do think I will try making these without pudding sometime, so I can see the difference in texture when I add a 1/4 C cocoa powder instead of the pudding mix. I do love experimenting with brownies and am happy I came up with this recipe out of the many I looked at online. If you try it out, I hope you enjoy the results as much as I did!

What you need
What you need | Source
Brownies headed into the oven, as you can see the batter is quite thick
Brownies headed into the oven, as you can see the batter is quite thick | Source
Almost done cooking
Almost done cooking | Source
Topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar
Topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar | Source
Super moist brownies, more cakey than fudgey but really yummy!
Super moist brownies, more cakey than fudgey but really yummy! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 16-20 brownies


  • 1 Yellow cake mix
  • 1 instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 C water
  • 1/3 C butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large mixing bowl, combine a yellow cake mix, chocolate pudding mix and cocoa powder to make the dry brownie mix. Add the tablespoon of powdered sugar to help sweeten the additional cocoa powder.
  2. Melt the butter. Add the wet ingredients (melted butter, egg and water) into the dry ingredients. Mix well, the batter will be stiff.
  3. Lightly grease a 9 x 13" pan with non-stick cooking spray. I use a glass Pyrex dish for brownies. Pour the batter into the pan, spreading out with a spatula. Cook for 25-30 minutes, checking at 20 minutes with a toothpick. The toothpick should be placed into the brownies about 2 inches from the side and should come out mostly clean. I prefer to undercook my brownies by a minute or two, so I am always watching them closely at the end.
  4. The brownies will also begin to pull away from the edges of the pan when they are done. After pulling them out of the oven, I sprinkle my brownies with powdered sugar to dress them up a bit. Let them completely cool and then cut and serve. Enjoy!

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