Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Double Chocolate Cake Brownies

Brownies are pretty easy to make when you use a brownie mix. But they don't taste quite like homemade brownies, and what if you don't even have a brownie mix? I would think more people would have a cake mix on hand than a brownie mix (though maybe I am wrong) and a cake mix can be cleverly manipulated so it doesn't taste much like a brownie mix or a cake mix. This way you have tasty homemade brownies that are so quick and easy to make. No, I am not normally one for using mixes and taking shortcuts, but I thought this cake mix-turned brownie idea sounded interesting, and it is definitely a time saver, not to mention a good way to use up spare cake mixes instead of making cakes.

Cake Mix Brownies
1 package (two layer size) chocolate cake mix (chocolate fudge, devil's food, etc, doesn't matter)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter or hard margarine, melted
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 9x13 inch rectangular pan.
Combine the cake mix, eggs, and butter until mixed, batter will be stiff. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not overbake. 

Frost them, drizzle them with melted chocolate, or dust with icing sugar if you'd like.

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