Strawberry Brownies

Strawberry brownies are crazy delicious, unique, and super easy to make. You’ll be asked for the recipe EVERY time!

Strawberry BrowniesThese strawberry brownies are unique….a one of a kind recipe. If you’ve never tried them, you absolutely must. This is one of the most repinned recipes from my sweet tooth pinterest board and most visited pages on Family Savvy.

The brownies are slightly dense but still have a cake-like crumb. One friend told me these reminded her of a glazed strawberry doughnut (and I agree). They also taste somewhat like a sugary glazed strawberry scone.

The secret ingredient to these brownies is strawberry cake mix. I use Duncan Hines brand, but any brand should work. Just make sure the cake mix does not contain pudding in the mix, as this might affect the outcome.

strawberry browniesThese 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.

NOTE: Cooking temps vary amongst ovens and also pan size. A rule of thumb is to watch these closely, and remove when cracks begin to appear on the surface and brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.

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.

Two other brownie favorites are these lemon brownies and these butterscotch brownies. Both are easy, yummy, and can be made a few weeks ahead and frozen.

I hope that you enjoy one or more of these recipes. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!

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Strawberry Brownies
Serves: 10-12
Everyone will go crazy over these strawberry brownies~they are beyond yummy!
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 -2 TB water or milk
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Line 8" square baking pan with parchment (and spray with Pam).
  4. Mix strawberry cake mix, eggs, and oil with hand mixer until well combined.
  5. Spread batter evenly into pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until just set; be careful not to overcook.
  7. Allow brownies to cool for 10 minutes; lift carefully from pan using ends of parchment to lift.
  9. Mix powdered sugar and water until smooth. Add just enough water until thick but spreadable.
  10. Pour glaze over brownies, spreading to edges so that glaze will drip down sides.
  11. Allow brownies to cool and glaze to set before cutting into squares.
These brownies are perfect to serve at a bridal tea or baby girl shower.  I served these at my twin daughters’ Sweet 16 “Western Hoedown” Birthday Party, and they were gone in an instant–even before the birthday cake!  The boys loved them as much as the girls, and one “boy mom” called me after the party and asked for the recipe (at her son’s request).

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!