Whenever I take the kids to self-serve froyo, I always get the same 3 yogurts.
Cake batter, cheesecake, and red velvet cake.
I like cake.
I like anything that tastes like cake.
If Lay’s decides that the next weird chip flavor is cake batter, you better beat me to the store because I’m buying every bag.
(But I’m now on my fave froyo place’s FB page and it says they have pumpkin pie and brownie batter this month so my usual cup may be changing. Besides the point.)
So when Dessert Mash-Ups, a brand new baking book by Dorothy from Crazy for Crust, showed up at my door, I immediately went searching for anything labeled “cake batter”. Because I know that Dorothy loves a cake-flavored dessert as much as I do.
And I found these super cute and delicious Cake Batter Blondie Bars!
You guys, I love a good blondie. Like, I’d choose a really good blondie over a brownie most days.
And this is a really, really good blondie. The chewiness was just perfect. Plus sprinkles and frosting? So good. I definitely ate all the slightly-crunchy-but-not-really edges off these. Yep, a whole 9 x 13-inch pan worth of edges. #noshame
The trick for getting these blondies to taste like cake batter is to use butter extract (you can find it in the baking aisle with the rest of the extracts) which is crazy because how does something as simple as butter extract totally take it from regular blondie to CAKE blondie?
If you haven’t checked out Dessert Mash-Ups yet, you definitely need to. The book is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to make even more recipes from it. If these Cake Batter Blondie Bars didn’t tempt you, how about Sugar Cookie Dough Cups? Or Almond Joy Dip? Or Snickers Cake Roll? Add this book to your Christmas list if it isn’t already there!