These strawberry brownies are insanely delicious. If you’ve never tried them, you absolutely must. They taste like a bar cookie version of strawberry cake but easier to make, transport, and eat (no utensils required). This is one of the most repinned recipes from my sweet tooth pinterest board and most visited pages on Family Savvy.
The secret ingredient to these brownies is strawberry cake mix. I use Duncan Hines, but I am sure that other brands of cake mix would work fine also. Note: I have never used cake mix that contained pudding, so I am not sure if the results would be the same.
These strawberry brownies are not only super easy but can also be made ahead and frozen (sealed in a freezer bag with all air removed. Pictured at right is a batch that I recently pulled from the freezer.They were perfectly ready to eat after a few hours at room temperature.
Cook’s note: Lining the baking pan with parchment will make it super easy to remove the brownies and cut them into perfect squares. As for cooking time, the instructions are approximate, and oven temps vary. Remove brownies when just set; they will continue to cook somewhat upon cooling.
Note: When making a single batch of brownies, I use either and 9″ square pan (for thicker brownies) or Wilton 9 x 13 baking pan (for normal size brownies). When I double the recipe, I use a Nordic Ware Half Sheet Pan. Aluminum pans conduct heat better than glass, so brownies and other baked goods turn out more evenly baked.
When glazing these I use an OXO Good Grips Silicone Basting & Pastry Brush . It works so much better at spreading glaze than a knife and can be tossed into the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
While still warm, the glaze can be poured over the brownies and spread on top and around the sides. When the brownies cool and the glaze hardens, they can be cut into perfect squares.
If frosting, make sure the brownies are cool or at room temp to make spreading easier. The recipe below is an easy, foolproof cream cheese icing that will do two batches of brownies.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 (8- oz) cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup butter (one stick), softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Beat cream cheese & butter until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar & vanilla.
- Mix until smooth and creamy.
- Spread over cooled brownies.
I hope that you enjoy one or more of these recipes. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!
- 1 box strawberry cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ -2 TB water or milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line 8" square baking pan with parchment (and spray with Pam).
- Mix strawberry cake mix, eggs, and oil with hand mixer until well combined.
- Spread batter evenly into pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until just set; be careful not to overcook.
- Allow brownies to cool for 10 minutes; lift carefully from pan using ends of parchment to lift.
- Mix powdered sugar and water until smooth.
- Pour glaze over brownies, spreading to edges so that glaze will drip down sides.
- Allow brownies to cool and glaze to set before cutting into squares.
I’d love to hear back from you if you try these. I know your family will love them. Thanks so much for stopping by. As always, be blessed, and stay savvy!