Katie Rousso

Chocolate lovers, rejoice!

I’m a self-proclaimed chocoholic. Chocolate chip cookies, molten lava cakes, chocolate milkshakes, and classic chocolate ice cream–all of it. It’s the ultimate feel-good food. Whether I’m celebrating a birthday, relaxing with friends, are hosting a party, chocolate always makes an appearance.

But, with the regular duties of everyday life, most folks don’t have time to prepare a super-involved chocolate layer cake. As delicious as it sounds, it’s not reasonable for every occasion. Or every craving. That’s why I swear by cake mix brownies. They are incredibly tasty and very easy to make. I like to say, don’t judge a dessert by its box... Cake mix brownies are the best of both worlds: they taste similar to a traditional brownie and have a cake-like texture. Yes, please.

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Here’s the best part – (beside being inexpensive of course), you can customize the recipe to your liking. Because the brownie mix comes premade, you’ll have more time to be creative with toppings and additional ingredients. Are you a red velvet fan? Is a crushed pretzel garnish what you’ve been dreaming of? You can have your cake and eat it too – no pun intended.

It’s easy to feel like you have to make everything from scratch, especially in the South. After all, that’s the way Mama does it. But, sometimes you need a tasty treat on the fly, and that’s when cake mix brownies save the day. With very little prep time and oodles of scrumptious flavor, what’s not to love?

We suggest trying out a few different brands until you find the perfect match for your style. At the end of the day, a warm serving of chocolaty brownies will put a smile on anyone’s face. Happy baking!