8/29/15

Heavenly Brownies

Today when I set about to make a dessert I found a box of chocolate cake mix in the pantry. I was determined to utilize that lone cake mix and avoid a trip to the grocery store on a busy Saturday. After a search of several cookbooks, I found a recipe that fit the ingredients I happened to have. This brownie recipe came from a cookbook called 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix. I added more pecans than the original 1/2 cup in the recipe because I love lots of pecans. I also recommend these brownies be baked for about 30 minutes. The suggested time in the recipe is 40 - 50 minutes. I baked mine for 40 minutes, and they should have been taken out of the oven sooner. Nevertheless, these brownies are a sweet treat. Chocolate topped off with a cream cheese layer is always a good thing.







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Heavenly Brownies

First layer
1 regular size box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
3/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Top layer
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 eggs
1 pound powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, butter, and egg. Stir in pecans, if desired. Batter will be very stiff. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
In a separate bowl, beat together cream cheese, eggs, and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over first layer. Bake for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool, cut into squares.


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