Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lazy Brownies and Cake

Have I mentioned that I'm lazy?
I've never made brownies from scratch, so when I was in the mood for some this weekend I resorted to Betty Crocker. I usually mash up the the cookie part of Oreos and add the crumbs to the brownie mix but since it's girl scout cookie season (yay!) and we have boxes and boxes of thin mints around the house, I decided why not use those?

We also had some Red Velvet cake mix in our pantry that was about to expire and since it takes no time and/or real effort to bake a cake from a box, I figured I might as well bake it. I did make a Marshmellow Frosting to spread over the cake since I've never been a fan of the traditional cream cheese frosting on red velvet cake.

I'd never made this particular recipe before and my only critisim is that it was WAY too sugary. If I ever make it again, I would reduce it from 1 1/2 cups to maybe 1.

Marshmellow Frosting recipe can be found here:,166,152170-236207,00.html


  1. love the brownie pan.
    I have been wanting to try marshmallow frosting, so thanks for the tip :)

  2. mmm...marshmallows are awesome and shouldn't be limited to s'mores and rice krispie treats. that frosting sounds great!