I have a problem. I can’t have dessert around or I EAT IT ALL. Therefore my poor family never gets dessert. But, lately I can’t keep either of my kids filled up. So, when I started flipping through the Everyday Simple Suppers from Gooseberry Patch, I decided I could make them dessert. Especially one that is as quick and easy as cake mix brownies.
Seriously, if you look that happy after shoveling brownie into your mouth with a fork that size, you know it has to be good. Plus, it was oh so simple. These brownies are cinch. A standard cake mix, water, oil and an egg. That’s it people.
Bake these mixture for 20-25 minutes on 350 degrees. Top with frosting and nuts. Or not. Or just frosting. I made this awesome 2 minute frosting. I sort of took this 1 minute frosting and tweaked. Dark chocolate, butter, milk, powdered sugar. Yes, Please!!
Serves: 20 brownies
- 18.25 ounce chocolate cake mix
- 1 egg, beaten
- ⅓ cup oil
- ⅓ cup water
- Stir cake mix, egg, oil and water together in a bowl to make a thick batter.
- Spread batter in a greased 13x9 pan and back on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- Spread frosting or other desired frosting toppings.
And you know you want the frosting recipe too!!
- 1¾ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup regular or evaporated milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1¾ cup powdered sugar
- Combine chocolate chips, milk, butter and vanilla in microwave-proof bowl. Microwave on full power for 30-40 seconds.
- Remove and whisk. If chocolate chips are frozen like mine, microwave again for 30 seconds. Whisk again until chocolate chips melt and mixture is smooth.
- Add powdered sugar by sifting to ensure smoothest frosting and continue to whisk until smooth.
- Spread the frosting while still warm. This will help the frosting spread easier and keep you from damaging the cake or brownies.
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