I went through a phase where baking was my jam & the kitchen was my happy place. Vegan treats, random Pinterest finds, cakes from scratch, whatever it was, I would try it. These days… not so much. There are still the random days (usually in the fall) where I will get the itch to try something new & then there are the days where I have to bring something to a potluck. Hot, real foods are too much work for me to prep for potlucks, so these cake batter blondies are my go-to if I don’t want to back out at the last minute.
I found this recipe from a blog back in 2010, and she’s since taken it down so I’m mostly saving it here so I never lose it, but also in case you want to try them on your own because sometimes when I tell people I’ll bake for them, I never actually do.
They taste like cake batter heaven, require only a bowl and a wooden spoon and about 25 minutes total. Easy peasy.
1 box of yellow cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 to 1/2 c. milk (less is best)
1/2 c. sprinkles
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
1. spray 11×7 baking dish w/ cooking spray (I used coconut oil spray from Trader Joe’s)
2. preheat oven to 350 degrees
3. combine first four ingredients in a bowl, slowly adding in milk just until your batter is set but you want it to be as dense as possible.
4. add in chocolate chips + sprinkles
5. bake for ~25 minutes, just until the edges start to brown. cool for about 30 minutes before cutting. you’ll notice the middle starts to set down, and when you cut it open the middle should still be somewhat chewy & gooey. *if you take them out and it still seems gooey in the middle but the outsides are brown, they are done! cooking them too long will give you a cake consistency instead of a blondie.
6. take photos because I failed by making these at 11pm and ended up with poorly lit photos. 😉
recipe from Gracie @ Girl Meets Life.