Frosted Cake Brownies Recipe
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Frosted Cake Brownies Recipe

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Mary Fox from Forest City, Iowa dresses up a boxed mix to create these moist brownies with from-scratch taste. "This recipe is good, it has to be shared," she says. "It uses abut half of a can of prepared frosting. Save the rest, because you'll make them again."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate frosting

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Fold in the sour cream, chocolate chips and walnuts into batter.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Frost. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Cake Brownies in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p10

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"No one will guess that these brownies start with a boxed mix. Very east to make. They're a delicious hit every time I take them somewhere or serve them at home."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"The sour cream added to the brownie box mix gave the brownies a subtle tang and good moist cakey texture."

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