I Made It: Pecan Pie Cake Batter Blondies

With Thanksgiving around the corner and a (first-ever) Friendsgiving that I’m hosting coming up soon, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to make a Thanksgiving-inspired version of Cake Batter Blondies. Since I already tackled a pumpkin version, my mind wandered to blondies inspired by another classic pie…

Pecan Pie Cake Batter Blondies | Hungry-Blonde.com

I have to say – I think this may be my favorite version of CBB’s yet! There’s an added crunch from the pecans and ooey gooeyness from butterscotch chips. Here’s what you’ll need to make ’em.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix *
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • a splash – 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pecans, crushed
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • caramel sauce for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, pecans and butterscotch chips 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.
  6. Before serving, drizzle with some caramel sauce.

* 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! Pecan Pie Cake Batter Blondies | Hungry-Blonde.com  Pecan Pie Cake Batter Blondies | Hungry-Blonde.com Pecan Pie Cake Batter Blondies | Hungry-Blonde.com

If you’re looking for a delicious and non-traditional way to impress your Friendsgiving guests…you’re welcome 😉 And if you make any of my Cake Batter Blondies, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @Hungry.Blonde!

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