Strawberry Brownies are a super simple springtime dessert that comes together easily with just a few pantry ingredients (cake mix!) and some fresh strawberries.
The Best Strawberry Brownies Ever!
When I think of spring I think of butterflies and cool breezes, rainy days and flowers, and lots and lots of strawberry recipes. These epic strawberry brownies are a new favorite because they are super easy to make and so delicious. Everyone loves them!
The recipe starts with cake mix, eggs, and oil. I love to add cream cheese to cake mix bars to give them a super moist and creamy texture. These strawberry brownies are rich like a brownie, with the sweet tanginess of strawberries. I love the addition of the fresh strawberries on top because they not only just look really pretty but they add a bit of texture as well and they are perfect for strawberry lovers!
They are perfect for parties, baby showers, and high tea because they look so elegant. No one will know they actually came from a box of cake mix! But they are a delicious after-school snack too, or served as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Don’t you just love a treat that is as versatile as these strawberry brownies?
Tips for Making Strawberry Brownies from a Cake Mix
This strawberry brownie recipe so easy! Instead of icing, I added cream cheese to the batter for a soft and gooey bar. With this easy recipe you can make strawberry brownies in about 30 minutes!
Use an electric mixer. This mixture is thick, which gives the brownies their dense texture, but it does make it a little difficult to mix by hand. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer will save your arms a workout.
Don’t over mix. Over-mixing will result in a tough brownie, and no one wants that. Mix the strawberry brownie batter in a medium mixing bowl just until no more of the dry powder is visible.
Add mix-ins. For extra texture and flavor contrast, add a cup of white chocolate chips or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter and fold them in just until combined. Freeze-dried strawberries would be a great addition too. Just don’t use fresh strawberries IN the batter – the moisture will keep the strawberry brownies from baking up properly.
Strawberry tips – If you have the time, lay out the sliced strawberries on a paper towel to dry them out a little bit. Press a second towel gently on top to help with moisture. This will keep your strawberry brownie from getting soggy.
How Do You Make Brownies from Cake Mix?
Craving a dense, chewy brownie but all you have is cake mix? Follow this simple recipe to make brownies from any flavor of cake mix:
1 box of cake mix (without pudding in the mix). You can really use any flavor you like here! Chocolate cake mix for chocolate brownies, lemon, white, yellow. The possibilities are as vast as your craving!
2 large eggs or 1 egg + 4 ounces cream cheese. Depending on the texture you want, use either 2 large eggs, or 1 egg plus 4 ounces of room temp cream cheese. The cream cheese will make for a more gooey brownie so it depends on the texture you want.
⅓ cup oil or melted butter (I prefer oil)
This formula can of course be adjusted to any flavoring or fillings like lemon extract or chocolate chips. Please note, this is a base recipe for cake mix brownies, and differs slightly from the recipe below for strawberry brownies.
How to Store Strawberry Brownies
Because of their soft and creamy texture, I store these in the refrigerator. They will last up to a week if you can keep from devouring them right away.
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.