Strawberry Brownies

 

close up shot of Strawberry Brownies stacked on top of each other on a cake stand
Strawberry Brownies are a moist and fudgy treat. These tasty brownies have everything you would expect from a traditional brownie, but with a fun strawberry twist.
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Table of Contents
  1. Strawberry Brownies Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Strawberry Brownies Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
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Strawberry Brownies are a scrumptious, moist treat, bursting with real strawberry flavor. They pack everything you would expect from a traditional brownie, but with a fun strawberry twist. Refreshing and eye-catching, these brownies are the perfect dessert for strawberry lovers. 

If you love strawberry desserts, you’ll also want to make Strawberry Delight, Strawberry Roll Cake, and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies.

close up shot of Strawberry Brownies stacked on top of each other on a cake stand

Strawberry Brownies Ingredients

Strawberry Brownies raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

Brownie

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk (large eggs, room temperature)

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract

Substitutions and Additions

MIX-INS: You could mix in ½ cup freeze-dried strawberries or white chocolate chips to your brownie batter before baking for extra bursts of sweetness. We wouldn’t recommend adding fresh strawberries as the excess moisture will affect how the brownies bake. 

How to Make This Strawberry Brownies Recipe

PRO TIP: The glaze and cake mix make this “fudgy” brownie sweet. Using salted butter in the recipe helps balance the sweetness a bit. You could also use canola or vegetable oil in place of the butter. 

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

PRO TIP: Bake in an 8×8-inch square baking pan for a thicker brownie – adjust cook time accordingly.

STEP TWO: Mix together melted butter, eggs, egg yolk, and strawberry cake mix in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or stir by hand.

butter, eggs, egg yolk, and strawberry cake mix mixed together in a bowl

STEP THREE: Spread batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 18 minutes.

PRO TIP: The brownies are done when a toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbles – you don’t want a wet batter, but you do want the brownies to turn out nice and chewy.

batter spread on a baking dish

STEP FOUR: While the brownies are baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, strawberry extract, and enough water to form a paste.

PRO TIP: When mixing the glaze, add the liquid ingredients gradually to control the consistency of the glaze. Too much water/liquid will make a very runny and less opaque glaze.  

powdered sugar, strawberry extract and water whisked together in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Remove the brownies from the oven and immediately pour glaze on top. Spread carefully to cover the top of the brownies. (You can lift the brownies from the pan by the parchment paper if you wish before spreading the glaze on.)

PRO TIP: The glaze is a thick paste, and the brownies are delicate (much like the delicate top of a baked cake) – you need the heat from the just out of the oven brownies to help melt the glaze and make it spreadable. 

glazed poured on top of the brownies on a cooling rack

STEP SIX: Allow brownies to cool completely and the glaze will set so that it’s dry to the touch. Cut into pieces and serve.

PRO TIP: Cut the brownies after they have cooled completely and the glaze is set for a lovely crackle effect.

baked Strawberry Brownies on a wooden cutting board

How to Serve

These fun strawberry brownies are perfect for your next neighborhood potluck or get-together with friends or family. The pretty pink color makes this strawberry cake mix brownies a sweet treat to serve for Valentine’s Day or showers. Add a side of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a cool berry treat. 

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store these delicious treats on the counter in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: Store these brownies in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 

overhead shot of Strawberry Brownies on a wooden cutting board

Strawberry Brownies are a simple dessert that you can have in the oven just 5 minutes after starting. These tasty brownies have the perfect fudgy texture and a sweet strawberry flavor friends and family will love. Rich and chewy this brownie recipe makes it easy to enjoy strawberry desserts year-round. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these brownies using a different flavor of cake mix? 

While strawberry brownies only work with strawberry cake mix, you could use this recipe to make other flavors of brownies. Chocolate, lemon or red velvet boxed cake mix brownies would all be great recipes to try.

Can I freeze these brownies? 

This strawberry brownie recipe will freeze well for up to three months stored in an airtight container.

Can I add strawberries to the cake mix? 

We wouldn’t recommend adding fresh strawberries as the moisture may affect how the brownies bake but freeze-dried strawberries would work fine.

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close up shot of Strawberry Brownies stacked on top of each other on a cake stand

Strawberry Brownies

Strawberry Brownies are a moist and fudgy treat. These tasty brownies have everything you would expect from a traditional brownie, but with a fun strawberry twist.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Brownie

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Mix together melted butter, eggs, egg yolk, and strawberry cake mix in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or stir by hand.
  • Spread batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 18 minutes.
  • While the brownies are baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, strawberry extract, and enough water to form a paste.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and immediately pour glaze on top. Spread carefully to cover the top of the brownies. (You can lift the brownies from the pan by the parchment paper if you wish before spreading the glaze on.)
  • Allow brownies to cool completely and the glaze will set so that it’s dry to the touch. Cut into pieces and serve.

Notes

  • The glaze and cake mix make this “fudgy” brownie sweet. Using salted butter in the recipe helps balance the sweetness a bit. You could also use canola or vegetable oil in place of the butter.
  • Bake in an 8×8-inch square baking pan for a thicker brownie – adjust cook time accordingly.
  • The brownies are done when a toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbles – you don’t want a wet batter, but you do want the brownies to turn out nice and chewy.
  • When mixing the glaze, add the liquid ingredients gradually to control the consistency of the glaze. Too much water/liquid will make a very runny and less opaque glaze. 
  • The glaze is a thick paste, and the brownies are delicate (much like the delicate top of a baked cake) – you need the heat from the just out of the oven brownies to help melt the glaze and make it spreadable.
  • Cut the brownies after they have cooled completely and the glaze is set for a lovely crackle effect.

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