Funfetti Brownies

A delectable dessert

Anthony Soave

A delectable dessert

There are many choices to be made throughout the day: cream or sugar, paper or plastic, cake or brownies. To me, the latter decision is the hardest. But thanks to YouTube personality Grace Helbig, formerly known as dailygrace and now known as IT’SGRACE, I no longer have to choose one or the other. Helbig first presented her Funfetti brownie creation to the masses on May 18, 2011, praising the taste and simplicity of the dessert. My roommates and I tried it ourselves and the result was a delicious treat that takes you to nirvana in about five seconds flat.

Taste aside, this dessert is perfect for cooking on a budget. The necessary ingredients are inexpensive and easily obtainable. Funfetti brownies prove that a delicious dessert does not have to break the bank. So make it for your family, make it for your friends and make it for yourself. Just remember, this delectable dessert is to be consumed in moderation.

To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the brownie mix per the instructions listed on the box. It is best to use a medium-sized bowl if you do not have access to an electric mixer. When the brownie mix is well blended, pour it into a greased 13-by-9-inch pan. Make sure the bottom of the pan is covered because the brownie mix acts as the foundation for the cake.

Next, prepare the Funfetti cake mix according to the box’s instructions. Again, use a medium-sized bowl so the cake mix doesn’t fly everywhere. When the mix is well-blended, pour it on top of the brownie base.

Bake for 30 minutes, and the “Hallelujah Chorus” will sing as the dessert is taken out of the oven. Let it cool for 10 to 15 minutes. I prefer to put a layer of icing on top before serving. A dessert this grand should be eaten on fine china, but digging into the pan is perfectly acceptable.


  • 1 box Betty Crocker brownie mix
  • 1 box Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 15.6-ounce can Pillsbury Funfetti icing (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir brownie mix, 1/4 cup water, 2/3 cup oil and 2 eggs in bowl until blended.
  3. Spread brownie mix in greased 13-by-9-inch pan.
  4. Stir Funfetti cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil and 3 eggs in separate bowl.
  5. Pour cake mix on top of brownie mix.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool and enjoy!