Last Week on Inked Brownies

Knock you Naked Brownies




  • 1 box of German Chocolate Cake Mix (Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker)
  • 1 cup (115g) of finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup (75ml) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup (115ml) evaporated milk (additional)
  • 1/2 cup (115ml) melted butter
  • 60 whole caramels (unwrapped obviously)
  • 1/3 cup (50g) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (or cacao nibs if you want to eat
    ‘healthy’coughs, but they might be a bit too small to get the same effect)
  • 1/4 cup (40g) powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175°C!)

In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup (75ml) evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. Mixture will be very thick.

Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch (22x22cm) square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.

In a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water) melt caramels with additional 1/2 cup (115ml) evaporated milk. When melted and combined, pour over brownie base. Sprinkle chocolate chips as evenly as you can over the caramel.


Turn out remaining brownie dough on work surface. Use your hands to press it into a large square (a little smaller than the pan). Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (or 15-20 minutes if you like your brownies nice and gooey) Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. When ready to serve, generously sift powdered sugar over the surface of the brownies. Cut into either nine or twelve helpings, and gently remove from the pan.


I didn’t come up with this recipe myself, but don’t know the original source, so I’m not going to put any links here as a referral for now.

7 Comments on Knock you Naked Brownies

  1. them brownies look yummy.. wouldn’t have guessed they’re actually naked. But what on Earth is evaporated milk? 😀


    • I had to look that one up myself as well actually :D. Darn american recipes, they already have 3 ways to describe powdered sugar (of which one is actually powdered sugar^^) depending on where you live. Evaporated milk appears to be the equivalent of coffee milk (cream)/condensed milk. Or simply: the special milk you put into coffee :P.

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  2. Wow, these look delicious! Though evaporated milk is quite different from condensed milk. I think you are right that it is like coffee creamer. Condensed milk is very very sweet, and quite thick.

    I’m going to save this for the next time I need a dessert recipe!

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  3. They look and sound delicious. I have never thought of using evaporated milk before, but a great idea. Love the look of your blog! 😉

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    • I think everyone who replied here is still not 100% sure on what evaporated milk is :D. Thanks! Looks oddly familiar, doesn’t it? 😉 I was like “Wait, I didn’t post this?!” when I was visiting yours!

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