A couple days ago I was in the kitchen preparing what I meant to be a delicious, light, fluffy white cake. I generally have my own recipe for improving on box mixes, but for whatever reason on this day I mismeasured, or misthought, or... I don't even know. I ended up adding way too much milk. I didn't realize this until I was spooning the mix into the cupcake liners. I noticed that the batter was really runny, and then my mistake dawned on me. Oh no! I didn't have another cake mix on hand. I didn't just want to toss out what I had made, but what could I do with a runny cake batter? I began digging through my pantry and came across a box of brownie mix. Could this work, I wondered. What else could I do? So, I mixed the brownie mix into the cake batter and hoped for the best.
I was not disappointed! Oh man, ya'll, this cake was good. Like, I'm gonna make it again like this, but on purpose good! So, I thought maybe some of you might like to try it, too.
Notes before you get started: I don't know if you can use another flavor of mix and get the same result. The same goes for using the whole egg. I would surmise that doing one, or both, would change the texture, but I am not sure on that. White cake mix is lighter, and has a different texture to it than other kinds, probably due to the whites being used as opposed to the whole egg.
Brownie Mistake Cake
*1 box white cake mix
*2 1/2 cups of milk
*2/3 cup of butter [softened]
*5 egg whites
*1 box of fudge brownie mix
Mix together the cake mix, milk, butter and eggs whites on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Next, mix brownie mix into batter until most lumps disappear. It's okay if there are a few small ones, but you don't want to over mix.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 or 325 for dark, or nonstick pans for 35 minutes. It may take longer, but you can always add time to baking, but you can't take it away once your cake is overdone. Cake is done when toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
I didn't feel like this cake needed any frosting. It was very rich, and chocolately without any.
If you try this let me know how it turns out for you!