Strawberry Brownies

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There’s just something about the taste of fresh strawberries that instantly transports me back to warm summer days picking berries with my grandma in her backyard garden. The sweet aroma would fill the air as we’d pluck each plump, ruby red gem from the vines, already dreaming of the pies, jams, and other strawberry treats we’d make with our harvest.

Those nostalgic memories are what make these ridiculously Easy Strawberry Brownies so special to me. One bite and I’m brought back to those carefree childhood moments, the flavors as bright and smile-inducing as a sunny afternoon. But the best part? These strawberry-infused brownies are an absolute breeze to whip up, making them the perfect anytime treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Let me walk you through just how effortless (and delicious!) this recipe is. You’ll be licking the bowl clean in no time!

What Makes These Strawberry Brownies So Irresistible?

Where do I start? Let’s just say these aren’t your average brownies. We’re talking rich, fudgy squares packed with real strawberry flavor from cake mix, extract, and a luscious strawberry glaze on top. They’re bursting with sweet berry essence in every single bite.

Plus, the texture is absolute perfection – crispy on the edges with that signature crackly brownie top, but unbelievably moist and chewy in the center. Sheer bliss for any brownie lover! Trust me, these easy strawberry brownies will have everyone going back for seconds (and thirds!)

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Let’s go over what you’ll need to make these strawberry brownies. The ingredients are super simple and chances are you may already have most of them in your kitchen:

  • Strawberry cake mix – I prefer Duncan Hines but any strawberry cake mix will work
  • Eggs
  • Melted butter – Using salted butter may seem odd for a sweet recipe, but that hint of salt brings out all the flavors
  • Strawberry extract – This is optional but really amps up the strawberry taste
  • Strawberry preserves or jam for the glaze
  • Powdered sugar and milk for the glaze

Strawberry Brownie Tips and Potential Variations:

  • Don’t overmix the batter! This can lead to dry, tough brownies. Just mix until the ingredients are combined.
  • Check for doneness early. Oven times can vary, so start checking a few minutes before the recommended bake time. You want the edges to be set but the center still a bit jiggly.
  • Boost the berry flavor. Fold in some fresh chopped strawberries or strawberry jam/preserves to the batter.
  • Make it boozy. Add a splash of strawberry liqueur or wine to the batter or glaze.
  • Go nuts. Sprinkle chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds on top.
  • Switch it up. Use a different cake mix flavor like lemon, raspberry or orange with complementary extract.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I double this recipe?
Absolutely! Just use a 9×13 inch pan instead of 8×8 and increase the baking time as needed.

How do I store leftovers?
Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

Can I make these ahead?
You can make the brownies 1-2 days ahead and store them unglazed. Add the glaze right before serving for best taste and texture.

Let’s Get Baking!

Ready to experience strawberry bliss? Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan and line with parchment for easy removal later.
  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, melted butter and strawberry extract until just combined. Don’t overmix!
  3. Spread the thick batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-25 minutes until set around the edges but still jiggly in the center.
  4. Let the brownies cool completely, then make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, strawberry preserves and milk.
  5. Pour the glaze over the brownies and spread it into an even layer.
  6. Cut into squares and enjoy! These are pure strawberry heaven.

I like to serve these strawberry brownies with a cold glass of milk or a dollop of fresh whipped cream. They’re also divine topped with sliced fresh strawberries while they’re in season. However you eat them, get ready for rich, chewy brownie perfection bursting with sweet berry flavor in every bite. These easy strawberry brownies are sure to become a new favorite!

Easy Strawberry Brownies

Delight your taste buds with these decadent (but ridiculously easy) Strawberry Brownies! Moist and chewy with the perfect strawberry flavor!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 328kcal

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup salted butter melted (or 1/3 cup oil)
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract optional

For the glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray then line the bottom with parchment paper, making sure it comes up at least two of the sides, and set aside (this will help with removing the brownies later.)
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the strawberry cake mix, eggs, melted salted butter, and strawberry extract (if using) until combined. The batter will be very thick.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Oven times may vary.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the brownies are completely cool, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, strawberry preserves, and milk in a small bowl until combined.
  • Pour the glaze over the brownies and smooth into an even layer.
  • Cut into 9 large or 12 small squares and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal

So what are you waiting for? Grab those ingredients and get baking! Your taste buds (and inner child) will thank you.

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