Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cake Batter Blondies

Hooooo boy, do I have a recipe for you? Trust me, you're going to want to make this - immediately. These cake batter blondies are so good!!

Yesterday, C & I were going out to Lindsey & Nick's for dinner, and, in exchange for receiving my Christmas and birthday presents, I offered to bring everything for dinner - all L2 had to do was host us! I made crock pot carnitas and we took all the fixings for burritos, plus a salad and refried beans. It was delicious! But I'm pretty sure the star of the show was dessert. I'd been debating on what to make and had almost decided on nothing (yeah, really) when I stumbled across this recipe yesterday afternoon. I basically had everything I needed, so I decided to throw it together. SO glad I did! These might be my new favorite treat!

Cake Batter Blondies
recipe from Girl Meets Life


Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Directions

Preheat oven to 350*. Dump cake mix into a large mixing bowl and add sprinkles and chocolate chips. Add oil and egg and mix. Add milk while stirring slowly until batter is just combined (this is important!! - batter should be very dense. Don't add extra liquid and make it cake batter-y.) Pour into greased 8"x8" baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, until edges and top are just golden. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting (this is also important - the gooey center needs to set! This is not a "test with a toothpick" recipe - the middle should be a little gooey when you take it out of the oven; it will set while it cools).

This makes the most amazing, dense, fudge-like blondies - the middle is definitely the best part (but the edges are just as delicious!!... I tried one of each, don't worry. Quality control, people!) Just make sure that you follow the directions carefully - those two important details totally make the treat. I will be making these again (and probably soon)! :)

6 comments :

blm said...

This looks good and sounds super easy. Might have to whip it up with the babe one weekend. :)

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Jess Buckley said...

these look super delicious and easy! You could use virtually any cake mix! I love making cake mix cookies for friends and family, the batches are huge and they take almost no time!

I'll have to try these some time!

Heather said...

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Rebecca said...

These sound so good, I'm definitely going to try them at some point. I'm a new follower I found you on the creating community link-up.

A girl said...

Bookmarked this recipe ages ago and finally got around to trying them today...delicious! A few comments though...1) it's not really accurate to use the word "pour" to get the dough into the pan, since it turns out to be more of a bread dough consistency. You basically have to spoon it in there. 2) Make sure to nicely spread out the top of the dough so the blondies coming out looking nice. If you don't they look a little craggy and "rustic". 3) In case anyone is wondering, if you take the 8x8 pan and cut it into 9 equal squares, each square is about 300 calories. 4) I used almond milk instead of regular milk and they still came out fantastic. All in all, great recipe, thanks for sharing!