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Walnut Cake Brownies Recipe
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Walnut Cake Brownies Recipe

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I ran out of boxed brownie mix once and experimented with cake mix instead. The result was so yummy my family thought I'd made brownies from scratch.—Charlotte Baillargeon, Hinsdale, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 99 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, oil and water until well blended (batter will be thick). Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 25-33 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched in the center. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Walnut Brownies in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p7

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"We really enjoyed these brownies. I increased the 1/4 c water to 1/2 c and had no problems spreading or with dryness. As our store's brand devil's food cake mix is only $.97 this recipe is very cost effective in addition to being easy and yummy."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I used this recipe for Thanksgiving, had cake mix and didn't want cake. It turned out like dry cake. The batter was very difficult, too thick. I even added a half cup extra water and managed to get it spread in the pan. I suggest using some Hershey's syrup in the batter to make it moister. Will make again and use for Hot Fudge Cake."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"Whenever I make brownies the edges always get hard. What am I doing wrong."

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