I Made It: Cake Batter Blondies

In December 2010 I invented a little dessert called Cake Batter Blondies.

Original Cake Batter Blondies - Girl Meets Life

(Check out that amazing photography, HA)

The other day I was talking to Jessi about Hungry Blonde and she was like, “Gracie – why the heck haven’t you re-introduced your Cake Batter Blondies?!” I sat there literally dumbfounded at the fact that the recipe that pretty much put GML on the map wasn’t even a part of my new FOOD blog.

Seriously. I don’t even know. 

So let’s change that, shall we? Just about 6 years, 2 blogs, dozens of variations, and countless Pinterest copycats later (don’t even get me started), I’m reclaiming my famous Cake Batter Blondies. It was about time, now that I am the Hungry BLONDE, after all 😉

I’m going to be re-posting all of my variations soon (including some new ones!), but I figured it was important to first get back to basics with the ORIGINAL Cake Batter Blondie recipe.

Cake Batter Blondies - Hungry-blonde.com


  • 1 box yellow cake mix *
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • a splash – 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix and sprinkles in a large bowl, then mix in the oil and egg.
  3. Add as little milk as possible slowly just until the batter is combined – you want the batter to remain as dense as possible!!!
  4. Place batter in a greased 8×8 pan or 8-inch cake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or just until the edges turn golden. Do NOT over-bake – it’s better to err on the side of under-baked (trust me).
  5. Let cool for 20 minutes before cutting because the gooey center needs to set. The result will be a decadent, cake-batter texture.

* My favorite brand has always been Betty Crocker SuperMoist Yellow Cake Mix. It turns out to be the best texture and cake batter-y flavor! 

Funfetti Cake Batter Blondies - Hungry-Blonde.com

Every time I make these I remember WHY they got so popular in the first place. Sure – it’s not a “real” from scratch recipe, but that’s sort of the beauty of it. These are so easy to make and a fail-proof crowd pleaser.

Be on the lookout for more variations, coming soon! And don’t forget to tag me on social media if you make these – I’d love to see how yours turn out 🙂

xoxo GG

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