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Old 05-08-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Brownies from a cake mix?

Has anyone tried making brownies using a cake mix? I tried a white cake mix and just added 3 eggs and 3/4 cup of oil and stirred in raspberry chocolate chunks. I used a 9 x 13 pan which was lined with waxed paper. The result was very good, but not quite brownie consistency. Any suggestions?

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Old 05-09-2006, 06:11 AM   #2
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Look for the book, 'Cake Mix Doctor' or something like that. She's got a lot of recipes for converting mixes into cookies and bars.

I personally don't think you're going to come up with anything that's truly like a real brownie with a mix. The magic of brownies is all that butter and sugar. It's really not that hard to make 'scratch' brownies. IMNSHO, by the time you take a cake mix and alter it to make cookies or brownies, you're essentially using all the steps you would to make a scratch recipe - so why not 'start from scratch' and get a truly divine brownie?!
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:15 AM   #3
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I got a great buy on cake mixes and thought I'd experiment with different uses for them. Cakes last too long in a household of 2 and with brownies and muffins I can always freeze some for later. Thanks for the book suggestion, I will look for that one.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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Do a search on here for 'Gooey Butter Cakes', made with all sorts of cake mixes - they're wonderful!
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off topic*** but if you are looking for a really good brownie mix, try Hershey's Triple chocolate chunk brownie mix. They are the best box mix brownies I have ever tried.
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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Here are several recipes for cake mix brownies:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-...ownies,FF.html
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:57 PM   #7
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I have to agree with marmalady. I suppose there are all sorts of ways to doctor up a brownie mix, but why bother? The brownie recipe I (mostly) use is Katherine Hepburn's . . . essentially, on the stove in a kettle, melt a stick of butter together with 3 squares baking chocolate, add a cup of sugar, an egg, 1/4 - 1/3 cup flour (depending on how gooey you like your brownies), salt and vanilla. The lengthiest part of the process is waiting for the stove to reach 325 degrees. Scratch beats a mix any day!!

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Old 05-14-2006, 12:10 PM   #8
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Very interesting

That's very interesting.. i never used a cake mix for brownies.
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I love making brownies, but with brownie mix being on sale at $1 per, I've made some boxed ones lately. (I just add extra ingreds to make it mine)
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off topic*** but if you are looking for a really good brownie mix, try Hershey's Triple chocolate chunk brownie mix. They are the best box mix brownies I have ever tried.
I see your box of brownie mix and raise you one box of Ghiradelli Chocolate Syrup Brownie Mix. Now that is the best brownie from a box that you can have.
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