Easy Chewy Caramel Cake Mix Brownies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I found this simple recipe on the back of a chocolate chip package, and they are fantastic! I mixed butterscotch, bourdeaux syrup and caramel sauce for mine, however, one of the three would work as well. **NOTE: Be sure the caramel or butterscotch you use is the thickest one you can find. If you use a thin one, it will cause problems when setting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 23 cup evaporated milk, divided
  • 12 tablespoons butter or 12 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 12 ounces thick caramel ice cream topping or 12 ounces thick butterscotch sundae sauce or 12 ounces bordeaux syrup
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 9x13" pan.
  3. Beat cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and melted butter rapidly for 1 minute.
  4. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until set.
  6. In medium bowl, mix caramel (butterscotch or bordeaux syrup), flour, and remaining evaporated milk.
  7. Pour evenly over brownies.
  8. Sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips over them, then sprinkle remaining clumps of cake mix on top, and finish with remaining chocolate chips.
  9. Bake again for 30 minutes.
  10. Will look a little undercooked, but will set as it cools.
  11. Cool on a wire rack, and cut into squares.
Most Helpful

5 5

OH MY WORD!!! I used the caramel topping, and these are dangerously yummy. I also used milk chocolate chips, personal preference. Excellent with coffee, tea, a big glass of cold milk OR just alone. I didn't read the directions well before starting and I put the whole amount of milk in - but that didn't seem to matter with the taste or chewiness. My hubby requested brownies for his birthday. He hates cake mixes, but he doesn't have a clue with this recipe. ;-) He loves them also. Good thing I didn't taste them before he got home.

I am going to try this again - mine never set? I (per Laurie) left mine in the fridge overnight, but still ended up with something that didn't form.

5 5

Very easy and very good. I received a lot of compliments on these brownies. Thanks!