Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cake Mix Brownies


The other day I was looking through one my cookbooks when I came across a recipe for Lemon Brownies.  The recipe uses a cake mix and also has a layer of cream cheese on top!  As you all know, anything with cream cheese has my attention. I really didn't want to make lemon so I decided to use a Red Velvet cake mix since I've never bought one before. This recipe is very simple and I'm sure with all the cake mix flavors out there the possibilities are endless! 


Ingredients are as follows:
adapted from Cookbook by Waynesboro BPO

Brownie layer:
1 box of  Red Velvet Cake mix  
1/2 C butter, softened
1 egg

Cream cheese layer:
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 egg
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13 pan.

Mix the cake mix, butter and egg together. 


This will be very thick. (You can add a dash of water to make mixing easier if need be.)


Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.


Cream together the cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar and vanilla.



Pour this over the cake mixture.


Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes; until golden brown or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Slice, serve and enjoy!


30 comments:

  1. Those look amazing! And you're right, the possibilities ARE endless! I think this is one of those things that will become a go-to dessert in my house. :) Hope you're having an awesome weekend!

    Mandi at BBM

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  2. I'll bet these are wonderful with the cream cheese topping! Delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  3. The ONLY word, however cliche, that comes to mind is AWESOME!

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  4. Yes, anything with cream cheese is amazing! Looks delicious!

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  5. Hmmmmm, these look wonderful! Cream cheese makes any dish better.

    xo
    Pat

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  6. These look wonderful! Yummmm! I'm totally hooked on any recipe that has cream cheese in it also ;)

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  7. These look delicious. What a fun idea. I too love all things cream cheese :) I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-7.html

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  8. These look so good - and how original! I would love it if you linked them up at my blog party, Makin' You Crave Monday, over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!!

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  9. I am so trying these they will be a hit at my home for sure
    ocme see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  10. your brownies look amazing!! gloria

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  11. yes, these are fantastic looking...wow! Thx for linking to Tea Party Tuesday

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  12. They look great! There are so many ways this could be done up! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. those looks absolutely delicious. mmm. thanks for sharing!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Can't wait to try it and SOON!!!

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  15. Those are pretty! And I am sure they are pretty tasty too! My family would love them!

    I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by... http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-and-share-features-too.html

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse
    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow, these sound sooo good. I have made cookies from cake mix, but have never made brownies. I can't wait to try this!

    Found you from Turning The Table Thursday's.

    ~your newest follower

    www.theclumsycoquette.com

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  17. LIsa, This is such a great sweet treat! I love any recipe that "doctors the box". YUMMY!
    I might try this with a spice cake mix for fall!
    I would love you to share this delightful dessert ON THE MENU MONDAY at StoneGable. Post goes up Sunday night around 8:00. Everyone will love this!
    Yvonne

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    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  19. These are great brownies, easy, quick and looking yummy! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. I love red velvet cake!! I am so going to make these! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  21. Sounds wonderful! Easy, cake, cream cheese... oh yeah! :)

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  22. Just made them ! In the oven now .. That Red Velvet batter kept sticking to my hands as I tried to mush into pan, any pointers for that?

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    1. Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray and the batter won't stick :) I hope you enjoy!

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  23. If you mix your cream cheese mixture in the same bowl as the cake batter it takes on a delightful pink hue... perfect for a Valetine's Day treat!

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    1. Thanks so much for the great tip :) I bet they look beautiful!

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  24. Thanks so much for the recipe! I was looking for a recipe for Red Velvet Cake brownies using a cake mix(had one in the pantry) and this fit the bill. Added 1/4c water, otherwise my mix was too dry. Came out delicious!

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