Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dining on a Dime: Cake Mix Brownies

Most of you know my now that I have a vicious sweet tooth. I could not get by without sweets and baked goods, it's just not going to happen.

I originally found this recipe on Pinterest, for Strawberry Brownies, but the link didn't go to the recipe and a search of the site it took me to didn't yield the original recipe either. I tweaked the one on the pin to my liking and am very pleased with the result.

I didn't use a strawberry cake mix, but a caramel one. This recipe took just a few minutes to prepare and in under half an hour we were enjoying yummy "brownies".

You will need:
  • 1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of booze or water (more on this later)
Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a 9x13 inch pan lightly. In a bowl mix together your ingredients until everything is incorporated. Batter will be very thick. Press evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 14 minutes.

The original recipe called for only the eggs and oil. I switched the oil for butter (butter with caramel, that was a no brainer for me). The batter still wouldn't quite pull together for me and my arm was getting tired, so I added 2 tablespoons of Captain Morgan Black to the batter. Voila. Perfect.

The possibilities here are so endless. Lemon, strawberry, red velvet. You are limited only by the choices of cake mix, booze, and your imagination. These would also be incredible with chocolate chips or toffee pieces sprinkled on top. Experiment!

If you come up with any mind blowing combinations, you know the drill! Share them! You guys have been awfully quiet lately!

1 comment:

  1. They were melt in your mouth delicious!!!