Cake Mix Brownies

“These cake mix brownies are a mash-up of two of my favourite desserts. A woman I worked with gave me a recipe for chocolate caramel brownies, and I have a recipe for yellow cake mix bars. I wondered what they would taste like together, so I tried it—and I’ve been making them ever since!” —Staci Mergenthal, Verdi, Minnesota

Cake Mix BrowniesPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
40servings 40minutes 20minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
40servings 40minutes
Cook Time
20minutes + cooling
Portions: servings
Portions: servings
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment; grease paper. In a large bowl, beat chocolate cake mix, melted butter and 1/3 cup evaporated milk until blended; batter will be thick. Reserve 1/4 cup batter for topping. Spread remaining batter into prepared pan. Bake 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt caramel bits and remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk; stir until smooth. Sprinkle hot chocolate crust with semisweet chips; pour caramel mixture over top. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, beat yellow cake mix, egg and 1/2 cup softened butter until combined; batter will be thick. Reserve half for topping. Crumble remaining mixture over caramel layer. Bake 6 minutes.
  4. In a microwave, melt sweetened condensed milk, milk chocolate chips and the remaining 1 tablespoon butter; stir until smooth. Pour over yellow cake layer. Sprinkle with reserved yellow and chocolate cake batters. Bake until top is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 272 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.