Homemade Brownie Mix

filed under: Brownies on June 19, 2014

I am a sucker for a good brownie recipe. I like consistently good brownies.  I like it to have a flaky crust.  I like it chewy inside.  I like to taste the chocolate. I wanted the best homemade BROWNIE RECIPE and this is it! I use this recipe in my Brownie Cookies and Cookie Dough Brownie Cake!


What is Brownie Mix?

When it comes to baking I also love convenience. And being able to dump stuff in a bowl and make magic.  So this is my attempt to capture the ease of a box brownie mix but without the other icky stuff.

Homemade Brownie Mix

Homemade Brownie Mix Uses

This recipe tastes amazing and easily lends itself to adaptations. For instance, you can add any sort of chocolate chip, white chocolate chip, M&M’s, Nutella, etc. You can also easily double the recipe or pair the brownie mix with frosting.

One thing to note, this brownie mix recipe is not huge.  It yields 9 brownies. (Most people don’t have five kids like me and prefer “normal” size pan of brownies.)

Another bonus? There are only three “wet” ingredients.

World's Easiest Brownie Mix


Butter, eggs, and vanilla.

And the brownie recipe can be made in one bowl too.

How awesome is that?



Brownie Recipe

I think these brownies are really good, but I especially loved them when paired with a sweet or tart fruit such as raspberries.

And stacked in a pile of three and covered in chocolate sauce.

Homemade Brownie Mix- Ditch the Box!

That’s just how I roll folks.  That’s just how I roll.

Here is the perfect chocolate frosting made just for these brownies! My secret ingredient is the perfect complement to the perfect homemade brownie recipe.

Brownie Frosting

Did you happen to see this?

Brownie Recipe

To make this brownie I used the same recipe above then added chocolate chips to the recipe as well as a couple on top after I took them out of the oven.

Here is my BIG SECRET DON’T TELL ANYONE TIP: Remove them 5-10 before they are done. This is not recommended if you are opposed to eating brownie batter!! But if you love ooey gooey chocolate brownie amazingness then it is worth trying. 🙂

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Homemade Brownie Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
27 mins

The best of the best! These brownies are always delicious!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie recipe
Servings: 9 people
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/2 cup (64g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter melted then cooled
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp. McCormick vanilla
  1. Sift together all dry ingredients. Place into a jar or airtight container.
  2. On a gift tag or label write the wet ingredients and quantities and then directions. "Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla. Add in and gently stir dry ingredients. Pour the melted butter into brownie mixture and mix until just incorporated. Spread batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan and bake for 20-22 minutes at 350 degrees."

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Check out these other great homemade treats:

 Yellow Cake Mix From Scratch

White Cake Mix From Scratch

Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix

Homemade Pan Release {goop}

Homemade Cake Flour

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Cone

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Mug Cake

Skip the Box! These Homemade Brownies are fudgey, rich, and taste better than any brownie I have ever had!
Every Homemade Cake Mix you could ever want! DITCH THE BOX!

The BEST brownies, ever.

I have made these chocolate chocolate brownies and they ARE AMAZING!

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  • Jill Bonneson says:

    First “from scratch” dessert.
    Added chocolate chips!!

    Although fluffy-ish,
    gooey inside and crust bakes up
    rather deliciously~

  • Jess says:

    Hi Amanda, your recipes are really fantastic and this brownie recipe is just fantastic. My kids love the brownies. But I want to know if you have a eggless version od brownies recipe. Need one for personal reasons. Tks

    • Amanda says:

      Yes! These are amazing!

  • Amy says:

    I love Brownies!!!! 🙂

  • steven says:

    There is a problem with you recipe, it says it serves 9 but they are so good i can’t share them with even 1 person! Best brownies EVER!!!

  • Felicia Martin says:

    Can I double the recipe and put in a 13×9 pan? If so about how long to bake?

    • Yeet says:

      Double time

  • Mandy says:

    Is the oven temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit?

  • Ritika says:

    Hi can u pls gv recipes without egg..would be a great time help..thank u 🙂

  • Selwyn says:

    This is my new go-to recipe! I like to add just a couple tablespoons of coffee to the mix when i make it. Really bumps up the flavor!

    • paamela says:

      hey Selwyn when you say you add a couple of tablespoons of coffee is it freshly brewed or instent i love coffee in just about everything….. abd these brownies look delish i cant wait to make a batch i would like them in a 9×13 pan what would be the baking time for that thanks again

  • Sulieti says:

    This is great … I love brownies or any type of cookies. I would like to give it a go. Thank You

  • Cassandra says:

    For eggless brownies what can be replaced

    • Lacey says:

      Applesauce can be used to replace eggs. 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • Pam says:

    How long do the cake mixes keep fresh in a glass jar?

  • Shefali says:

    Hey could u help me with eggless baking as i rm a vegetarian…

  • Patricia says:

    To my Dear Amanda. Absolutely LOVE your Brownie Recipe. The best I have ever made and tasted. Mmm. You are going to think I am crazy but What is the style of the white chair in Mike”s blog in back of his Blackberry Cake which by the way I couldn’t find the recipe. Thank You. From a big Fan of Amanda. I love every recipe you have made. Thank You. Patricia

  • Erica says:

    I stumbled across this recipe and am so happy I did because these are the best brownies I’ve ever made!

  • Jean says:

    Can you use oil instead of butter?

  • Debbie says:

    Thankyou so much for putting grams in the ingredients, we dont understand cups as a measurement in the uk!

  • Alice Schneider says:

    Looks very good. If I want to make a Brownie Mug in the Microwave, would this mix work?

  • katie says:

    If I triple the dry mix how much would I use for one batch?

  • Randy walker says:

    Outstanding! My daughter and I made them this weekend and we’ve already had to make a second batch! That first one didnt last very long.

  • Ashleigh Lovewell says:

    This is my favorite brownie recipe! It’s simple, and only takes one bowl!! They then out thin, but they stay nice and fudgy! I’ve made this recipe many times and it’s always a hit. I usually have to make 2-3 batches because they’re gone within an hour!

  • Kathy Straw says:

    You said this recipe only makes 9 brownies. At my house it only makes 4! And So good that I ate 3. I sprinkled 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and 1/3 cup chopped pecans on top and pressed into batter lightly before baking. I have 2 jars of mix on hand for emergencies.

  • Stacy says:

    I substituted the eggs for applesauce but followed the recipe exactly. I had to sop up a lot of butter off the top. Tasted fine, and finally firmed up a little but i must have done something wrong

  • Alana says:

    Excellent recipe. M’y brownie de cale out more fluffy though…. do you think it could be over stirring? Or maybe the type of flour I use?

    Thanks for the yums!

  • Ghemz says:

    Can i steam it ?

  • Theresa says:

    I’m not a baker and when my son wanted brownies it didn’t immediately occur to me that it could be done outside of our usual box mix. Long story short, your recipe was better than any box mx. We had great ingredients like Ghirardelli cocoa and Ghirardelli chocolate chips so that helped. Didn’t have vanilla on hand but still came out amazing. My son squeezed some Hershey’s syrup in the mix as well. I don’t think we’ll go back to boxed mixes after this! Thank you so much!!

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