Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cake Batter Blondies

Ok new blogger. My type "A"ness isn't jiving with your recent changes.

Regardless.

So I baked on Monday!


I whipped up a batch of these little treatees for my lovely coworkers. Here's a confession: I'm that irritating girl who adds extra syllables and sounds to the end of words. Treats become treatees, tennis shoes become tennees. Feel free to be irritated. So, back to the goodies. I found this recipe @ The Six Sisters Stuff, which is this fun blog that's written by (gasp!) six sisters. There are a ton of easy and tasty recipes and I'm hoping this will be the first of many that I try.

Cake Batter Blondies with Icing
Cake:
1 Box Funfetti Cake mix
1 Egg
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1/3 cup Milk
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips

Frosting
1/4 cup Butter
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Splash of milk (or more depending on the desired consistency)
Food coloring of your choice (I happened to have neon colored food colors on hand, so we went with hot pink and blue.)

350 degrees. Grease a 9x9 pan. Combine cake mix, egg and oil, then slowly mix in milk. Finally, fold in the chips. Spread in to pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely. Blend all frosting ingredients together until you find the desired consistency... dense or whipped, thick or thin. Go with what feels right. Frost and eat. I put some sprinklees on top.

I was looking for something relatively specific to make for my coworkers this week and remembered my dearest friend Kelli always making funfetti cookies while we were neighbors in seminary. I usually ate at least 7 cookies, but they were super quick and easy and almost as good as her lemon bars. I had a box of funfetti mix on hand and came thisclose to making cookies, but thought at the last minute that I'd try something new and found this recipe. So of course, with a cake mix/semi-homemade type recipe, it's super fast and super easy. The batter went together in minutes, baked up without a problem, were iced and went out the door. Final verdict? They were very well received at work - folks were still talking about them today. Personally, I think they are SOOOOOOOOOOPER sweet and necessitate a cup of strong black coffee to offset the cavity inducing sweet fest. The frosting can easily be omitted. Need a quick, crowd pleasing, technicolor cookie bar type treat? This will probably fit the bill perfectly. Will I make them again?

Eh.

Did I eat 3 of the not cute, ugly cut, poorly iced leftovers when I got home from work?

(plead the fifth.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for posting.

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