Box Cake Brownies With Fudgy Frosting Recipe |


Turn a box of German chocolate cake mix into a delicious recipe for frosted


Makes 35 servings.


ready in:  1-2 hrs. 


1 box (18.25 ounce size) German chocolate cake mix
1 extra large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons Frangelico liqueur (or Amaretto or water)
1 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

7 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons milk
1 1/4 cup sugar (I used cane sugar)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 tablespoon Frangelico liqueur (or use Amaretto)


BROWNIES: In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except nuts. Using
an electric mixer mix the ingredients well, bout 2 minutes. Batter will be
extremely thick. Add nuts and incorporate well with mixer. 

Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking pan with vegetable spray. Spoon in batter and
pat evenly with hand. Place in middle of oven and bake for 30 minutes at 325
degrees F (turning pan half way) or until that brownie "crust" forms and
toothpick comes out clean. DO NOT OVERBAKE! 

About 4 minutes before brownies are done, start your frosting. 

FROSTING: In a heavy bottom sauce pan combine milk, butter and sugar. Over
medium heat while stirring constantly cook until it reaches a rolling boil.
Remove spoon and boil for a solid 45 seconds. Turn off heat and add
chocolate, coconut extract and Frangelico. Stir until chocolate is melted,
then stir vigorously for 2 minutes. 

As soon as you stop stirring, spread frosting over warm brownies fast.
Chocolate will start to set immediately. Cool completely and cut into

cook's notes

I wanted to make some brownies and didn't have any good chocolate so I
decided to re-purpose a cake mix. I was happily surprised at the outcome. I
tried it with white sugar, but the brown sugar worked better. You can use
this with any flavor cake mix. For a white or yellow cake mix use white

You are only limited by your imagination. Change the type of cake mix and
add different nuts, marshmallows, toffee bits, chocolate chips, etc. Have
fun with it. This is a great one for the kids as well.  Enjoy.


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