Oxmoor House
Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
40 Mins
Makes 15 brownies

Don't think chocolate when you try these brownies. Instead, think pecans and a sweet cream cheese topping. Yellow cake mix makes the recipe extra convenient for busy cooks to whip up in minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine pecans, butter, 1 egg, and cake mix, stirring until well blended; press in bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

Step 2

Beat remaining 2 eggs, cream cheese, and powdered sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour over cake mix layer.

Step 3

Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

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Ratings & Reviews

bushek's Review

December 06, 2012
Going to try it with sugar free cake mix, fat free cream cheese, and a little less butter.

Laurart's Review

February 27, 2013
Wow!!! My new favorite

jennday1's Review

April 09, 2012
My father in law made these for Easter and while they tasted really good, I figured up the calories and one brownie is nearly 500 calories! I couldn't believe it. Very tasty but eat sparingly if you are watching your weight.

TCHTexas's Review

January 19, 2011
Huge hit. I cut these into bars instead of squares.

lkf064's Review

December 23, 2010
Made these as part of the goodie trays I give to neighbors during the holidays. They were a huge hit!! Followed recipe exactly and will definitly be making them again!

KarenChatham's Review

December 19, 2010
I made this recipe as a gift and also for our family. Friends said it was absolutely fabulous and we agree, yum! I added some lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture for additional flavor.

Oklahomagirl's Review

December 16, 2009
This was the easiest and tasiest brownie I have ever made! I followed the directions exactly as written, except I added some coconut to the topping mixture just because I love coconut. My 13yr old son actually made them while I supervised, that's how easy these are! I took them to work and everyone was fighting for them and begging for the recipe! This will be my new dish I take to potlucks and parties! I would rate this 10 stars if I could!!!!

ssasek's Review

December 08, 2009
Surprisingly good for using a cake mix. Doesn't have that distinctive cake mix taste. I used a butter recipe golden cake mix. Once cooled, it looks like the pictured topping. Very moist, not crumbly. The pecan "crust" is great and this brownie has no chocolate! I will keep this recipe on file.

DanielaSchW's Review

December 08, 2009
These are really yummy, but definitely overly sweet. I used 3/4 of the bag of powdered sugar, and the topping was still very sweet. I also added a tsp of imitation rum extract and a tsp of vanilla extract. I baked them in a 14 x 9 glass baking pan at 325*, and they still needed an extra 5 minutes or so at that temperature. These are softer than a regular brownie (which is more "sturdy" IMO) and is best eaten on a plate with a fork. Next time, I'll use a half bag of sugar and maybe some lemon zest in the topping to cut the sweetness a bit. They are definitely delicious, and my kids loved them.