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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 Yellow Cake Mix From Scratch

White Cake Mix From Scratch

Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix

Homemade Pan Release {goop}

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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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  • Kare says:

    I seem to have terrible success with brownie recipes. This recipe produced very flat, thin, dry brownies for me. 🙁 I followed it exactly except for reducing the amount of sugar. I only baked for 20 minutes.

  • Laura says:

    The BEST!
    I won’t make brownies any other way 😁
    What size pan would you use if you doubled the recipe Any other changes?
    Thank you

  • Robert says:

    So the shown recipe is for a single batch in an 8×8 pan. If I double the recipe, do I cook it in a 9×11 pan and for how long?

  • JoAnn Colvin says:

    How do you get brownies to come out of a cake pan in one piece to make the brownie and white cake layer cake?

  • Saadia says:

    Can I use oil instead ofbutter

  • Alana says:

    The best brownie recipe! Thank you for including the weight measurement!

    This recipe adapts easily as well. I add about 20g less sugar and 10g more coco powder as I like my brownies less sweet.

    And they are always perfect.

    They never last long in my house.

  • Ann says:

    These are delicious!! I highly recommend them!! I just took my first bite out of the oven, and I will be making more of this. I added 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and put in half the butter and added oil for the rest. One recipe of brownies is not enough, so I doubled it and baked in a 13×9 pan.

  • KC says:

    Just as a suggestion to try, replace the melted butter with melted cocoa butter. It gives another layer of chocolatey goodness to brownies! <3

  • Eileen says:

    These look wonderful! Would you have a recipe for gluten and dairy free brownies?

  • Davette says:

    Very easy and super yummy!

  • Lisa says:

    Can you add a little bit of espresso powder?

  • Nanthi says:

    Thanks for the super recipe.
    Can you share the vanilla cake mix recipe also please.

    Thank you .

  • Donna says:

    I doubled the recipe for your chocolate brownies and I think the batter is way too sweet with two cups of sugar. Waaay too sweet.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Good to know! Feel free to adjust to your tastes. I like to add more sweetness with some vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce. 🙂

  • Salina says:

    Hi Amanda! For this recipe, do we beat the eggs till frothy-meringue like or just enough to mix the whites & yolks?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Just enough to mix. 🙂

  • Humera azam says:

    Best brownie ever I had😋..I made it exactly as per the recipe but reduced the sugar into half and it tasted great.. my kids and husband liked it a lot n we all finished it within minutes..

  • Cosette says:

    Delicious brownie mix. Loved the brownie that I made from the mix.

  • Diana says:

    This sound’s like a great recipe. Can’t wait to try this coming week !!!!!

  • faith says:

    it looks like they have chocolate chips but i don’t see them in the recipe. is that right?

  • Mony Lagatic says:

    My favoriteeee recipe! Thank you!

  • Sheila Lins says:

    Hi Amanda,
    I’m nuts for brownies, and I have a very good recipe too, but I can’t resist to try new ones.
    Just yours right now and the texture came out “cakey” and not goey and delicious like your photo!
    I baked for 18 minutes, the tasting is delicious but is a cake and not brownie! 😢

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      I work with iambaker and am happy to help out with questions!
      Hi, Sheila. I am sorry that happened to you! In my experience, there are a couple of reasons brownies turn ‘cakey’. Overmixing and overbaking are the two most common reasons. Oven temperatures and oven hot spots can also vary. You could try again at an oven temperature of 325°F. I hope this helps!

  • Molly says:

    My brownies aren’t rising, I followed the recipe exactly.

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Molly! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. There are a couple of reasons the brownies may not be rising. When adding the eggs, make sure to add them one at a time, beating them into the dry mixture after each one. Another reason the brownies may not be rising is that the batter was beaten for too long of a time or at a too high of a speed. I hope this helps. Have a great day!

  • Rachel says:

    Not bad but there’s too much sugar in the recipe in my opinion and the flavour is very very very sweet. Makes for a nice crunchy top but the taste (to my English palate) is much too sickly sweet

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Yes, if you have an English palate these would seem sweet to you… as would most American dessert recipes.

  • Kaila says:

    I’ve used this recipe a dozen times if not more! Its absolutely amazing but would i be able to use almond flour in place of all purpose?

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