Best Cake Brownies Recipe
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Best Cake Brownies Recipe

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This recipe caught my eye because it uses a whole can of chocolate syrup! I had searched for years for a brownie everyone likes, and this is it. My husband takes them to work, and they're gone in no time. They cut nicely after cooling a bit, but we don't often wait to dig in.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup miniature marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add the flour and salt until blended.
  2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (top of brownies will still appear wet). Cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes.
  3. For glaze, combine sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate chips and marshmallows until melted. Pour over the brownies and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Best Cake Brownies in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p27

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"My aunt sold these at a bake sale. They were the first to go. She is going to make me some. Everyone just loves them."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"These Brownies are awesome!! Followed recipe, wouldn't change a thing."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"I needed a brownie recipe for Easter that could feed a crowd, yet was easy and delicious. I gave this a try and I'm sure glad I did! This is easy, moist, and tastes incredible. The only addition I made was adding 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts to the mix for added flavor. It disappeared in minutes."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"I made these for a family get together and they were the first thing to disappear!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"Excellent! Great recipe!"

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