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Triple chocolate cake mix brownies are a rich, decadent chocolate dessert – perfect for any chocolate lover. This three-layer dessert combines chocolate brownies from a cake mix together with chocolate pudding and chocolate glaze. If loving chocolate is wrong, we don’t want to be right!
When the topic of discussion is chocolate desserts, people will often jump in, willing to offer their point of view on the subject. Arguments may begin over tiny differences of opinion, like:
Which are better; cakey brownies or chewy brownies?
Personally, I’m a chewy brownie fan (or rather a fudgy brownie lover) all the way. If one prefers crowdsourcing over arguments, they may jump in with a great conversation starter:
Apart from the obvious, there are plenty of other things to make with that box of cake mix in your pantry.
The list goes on. But what about cake mix brownies?
Oh yes, yes you can! Making brownies using chocolate cake mix is SO easy! But for an extreme chocolate lover, a pan of chocolate cake mix brownies is only the beginning. Watch cake mix brownie recipes closely because won’t add the same ingredients as what the box mix calls for. Read the recipe in advance and add only what your specific brownie recipe calls for. You may want to kick up the chocolate flavor two or three notches, aiming for a three-layer dessert with brownies, chocolate pudding, and chocolate ganache.
You are about to learn how easy it is to make Triple Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies!
Considering the difference in texture between cake and brownies, the key here is to use less liquid. When making a cake from a box mix, the instructions call for eggs, water, and oil. For chocolate cake mix brownies, you will leave out the water and oil, substituting butter instead.
After baking, the cake will need at least an hour to cool before the dessert can be assembled.
This is a chocolate dessert to top all chocolate desserts, so of course, making chocolate pudding with regular milk won’t do. Making the pudding with chocolate milk is appropriate. Oh yes. It’s such a simple idea, but actually brilliant.
Place pudding mix and chocolate milk in a large bowl and stir to combine. Allow the pudding to set up while the cake finishes cooling.
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Spread the chocolate pudding over the brownies, topping it with chocolate ganache. If you’d like, you can add a sprinkling of colored sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or even chopped nuts.
Place the layered dessert into a refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before slicing, then serve and enjoy!
These chocolate brownies will need to be stored in the refrigerator because of the pudding layer. Make sure they are sealed well so they don’t dry out.
We’re often asked if you can freeze these brownies. Pudding actually freezes well in general, but because the pudding sits on top of a brownie layer, they may become soft and slightly soggy. So yes, you can freeze them, but it may affect the texture slightly. As with any dessert, allow them to defrost in the packaging completely before unwrapping them. This will help them to stay moist and have the best flavor.