Move over fudgy brownies, a new brownie is in town, and they're berry special! Strawberry brownies are positively scrumptious, a decadent dessert, for any non-chocolate lover to savor. At first glance, strawberry brownies may make you feel a tad skeptical, but we can assure you that these pink beauties with their heavenly strawberry fields scent are a swoon-worthy dessert.

Strawberry brownies consist of only three ingredients, strawberry cake mix, oil, and eggs. They are then smothered in a luscious lemon-vanilla glaze resulting in a magical brownie-like texture that is both sweet and tart, with a mellow strawberry flavor. We guarantee that strawberry brownies will be your go-to summer dessert for years to come, for its yummy taste and ridiculously easy preparation.

Recipe

Ingredients

Strawberry Brownies

  • 2 boxes strawberry cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil

Lemon-Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice or cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • fresh strawberries, garnish

Directions

Strawberry Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Prepare an 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, pour the strawberry cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Mix until well blended.

  4. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer. Pour the batter in the greased baking pan. Using a wooden spoon spread the batter evenly.

  5. Place on the middle rack in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick or butter knife comes out clean when placed in the center.

  6. Allow the strawberry brownies to cool for at least one hour. While the strawberry brownies cool, prepare the lemon-vanilla glaze.

Lemon-Vanilla Glaze

  1. In a measuring cup using a whisk, mix powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until smooth.

  2. Carefully pour the lemon-vanilla glaze over the entire surface of the cooled strawberry brownies. Slice, and garnish with fresh strawberries. Enjoy!

Supplies

Strawberry Brownies With Lemon-Vanilla Glaze

  • 9 by 13-inch baking pan
  • stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
  • measuring cup
  • whisk

Recipe Notes

Can I Cut The Strawberry Brownies Recipe In Half?

Yes. To prepare brownies in an 8x8 inch baking dish, simply mix one box of strawberry cake mix with 1/3 cup vegetable oil and two eggs. Cut the lemon-glaze down by mixing one cup of powdered sugar, with two tablespoons lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. The baking time will reduce slightly to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cake Mix Brownies

chocolate brownies

You'll be surprised to know that there are several inventive ways to use cake mix to make more than just cakes and brownies being one of them!

A typical strawberry cake mix requires you to add water, oil, and eggs, resulting in a fluffy, tender strawberry cake. However, to make strawberry cake mix brownies, you'd skip the water, and only stir in the oil and some of the eggs. The batter will be extremely thick and gummy. Once baked, the strawberry brownies will have that familiar brownie-like texture, dense, yet tender, with a crackly crust.

Don't feel limited to just a strawberry cake mix. You can whip up any flavor brownie with an inexpensive box of cake mix, whenever you'd like, using just oil and eggs. We recommend chocolate, lemon, yellow or red velvet. The possibilities for this ingenious baking hack are endless.

Make your cake mix brownies more sinfully delicious by adding some mix-ins, such as chocolate chips, fresh fruit, candy pieces, or any type of nut.

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