How to make easy strawberry brownies with a strawberry cake mix and just a few simple ingredients for the quickest dessert ever.
I honestly don’t know which one I love more. These strawberry cheesecake cookies or these strawberry brownies! When it comes to deciding on which strawberry dessert to make, I guess it just depends what I have on hand… a strawberry cake mix for these or dried strawberries for the cookies!
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Strawberry Brownies Recipe
Hi Fantabulosity readers. It’s Meg again from Meg’s Everyday Indulgence bringing you an easy and adorably pink dessert.
Easy with Strawberry Cake Mix
Sometimes I love a from-scratch dessert but more often than not, that sweet tooth strikes and you want dessert now. That’s where these Strawberry Brownies come in.
They start with a strawberry cake mix to make these a cinch to whip up. We’re talking less than 5 minutes from start to in the oven.
Ingredients for Strawberry Brownies
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Strawberry cake mix
- Vegetable or canola oil
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Strawberry jam
Start by making the batter. In a large bowl, stir together the strawberry cake mix, 2 eggs and oil.
The batter will be thick so keep at it until the ingredients come together. Press the batter into a greased 8×8 baking pan.
You can also line the baking pan with parchment or foil if you prefer.
Bake the brownies until they are just cooked through. You want that thick, dense texture like a brownie and overcooking will create a more cake-like texture.
The simple glaze is optional but adds a whole other dimension to the strawberry brownies so I definitely recommend it.
Whisk together the powdered sugar, strawberry jam and milk until you reach a thick consistency. Spread over the cooled brownies.
Not only does the glaze add more sweetness to the brownies but it also provides another pop of strawberry flavor.
How to Store Strawberry Brownies
Because of the frosting, these brownies will easily stick together. Because of this, you should store them in a single layer in an airtight container.
You can also layer parchment paper between layers if you need to stack them. Just be aware some of the frosting may stick as it doesn’t harden.
They are best when consumed within 4 days.
A Fun Recipe to Make with Kids
If you find yourself stuck at home and need a fun activity to do with the kids, these strawberry brownies are a great option. Kiddos can mix them up all on their own and have fun pressing the batter into the pan.
Fun and Tasty Additions:
These brownies are great on their own or jazzed up with the simple strawberry frosting. But if you’re feeling extra fancy, here’s some more fun mix-in ideas:
- White chocolate chips
- Dark chocolate chips
- Freeze dried strawberries on top or pulverized and mixed into the batter
I don’t recommend adding in fresh strawberries to this recipe. Why? Fresh strawberries contain lots of water and as they bake, they release that water which would negatively affect the texture of the finished product.
Because of their beautiful color, strawberry brownies would be perfect for many different occasions.
- 1 box strawberry cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the glaze:
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp. strawberry jam
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick spray or line with foil. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix strawberry cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Press into the prepared pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until just done. Let cool completely
- In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, strawberry jam and milk. Spread over the cooled strawberry brownies.
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