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Cake and Brownies – The Best of Both Worlds

Cake and Brownies

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This was sounding good to me tonight so I thought I’d repost! Who is going to try this one?!?

By now, most of you know that I love a good dessert! I was floating around on Pinterest one day and came across a tasty looking cupcake that I just had to try, and make my own twist to it. This recipe is basically a brownie like cake for the bottom layer and a cake mix and frosting on top. The ingredients come from this Brownie Batter + Cupcake recipe on allrecipes.

I found that the specific ingredients used in the brownie batter (and portions) make the brownie more cake-like, which is very fitting in this yummy recipe! I made two cakes for my son’s baptism, and shared it with family. One cake was strawberry cake on top of brownie mixture and the other was a confetti cake on top of brownie. The pictured cake is my confetti cake with confetti sprinkles to match. They were both a big hit – and there were not any leftovers! Here goes it:



  • 1 (19.5 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Stir brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup canola oil, and 1/4 cup water in a bowl. Just as with any brownie recipe, only stir until fully incorporated. I wouldn’t use an electric mixer for the brownie batter. Set aside
  3. With a mixer, mix 2 tablespoons canola oil, 1 1/3 cup water, 3 egg whites and cake mix in a large bowl on low speed until combined. Then mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour brownie batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Carefully pour cake batter over the brownie batter. (I almost wonder if it would work to swirl the two with a knife!)
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed – about 20 minutes. You will know it is finished if a toothpick inserted comes out clean. I personally don’t mind the brownie batter being a little underdone.
  6. Top with your favorite frosting and garnish if desired.

This really is the best of both worlds – chocolate brownies and cake + Frosting!!


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