Fake Betty Crocker Brownie Mix

I probably mentioned this before, but we love brownies! We are always trying different brownie recipes. We first tried a Fake Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and did not like it very much. It was very cakey and not what we liked. We decided to try this again with a little modification.
I love the idea of this recipe because it is basic ingredients we always have on hand. Little Chef D measured out the flour and sugar.

She then added the cocoa.

She cracked two eggs into a separate bowl just to make sure there were no shells. I love watching her crack eggs because she smashes the shell completely with her fingers to open it up.

After she checked for shells she added the eggs to the mix along with the oil, salt, and baking powder.

She thought it was fun using the hand mixer to blend all the ingredients together. We poured the batter into a greased pan, then poured some butterscotch sauce on top. We took a knife and moved it up and down to swirl the sauce and the batter together.

This recipe only makes a very thin 8×8 pan. We prefer a thicker brownie. However, the addition of the butterscotch sauce was amazing! It made the brownie VERY fudge like- just what we like. If we made this recipe again this is the way we would make it.

Fake Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
Five little Chefs adapted from Fake It Frugal

1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Flour
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder

Mix all these ingredients together with a whisk and dump them into a zipper bag.  On the bag, add the following instructions:

Add:  2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla.  Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 

Adaptation –  Place completed batter in 8×8 pan then add 1/4-1/2 cup Butterscotch Sauce on top and swirl into batter. Bake as directed.


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

1 Reply to "Fake Betty Crocker Brownie Mix"

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    Winnie November 21, 2012 (2:48 pm)

    Sounds delicious!
    I also like a thicker layer so I think you can simply add 50% for each ingredient.
    Love the idea of the sauce!:)

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