So I had to go to a party this previous weekend, and naturally, I was annoyed.
Unlike the majority of people (or my mom), I really hate parties. Now, I don’t hate all parties, just the ones that include about a billion people crammed into a small space, none of which I know. And these are often the kinds I get invited to.
With a massive frown on my face, I accompanied my mom to this all girls wedding party (by the way, we don’t even know the bride…or the groom for that matter. But when you’re brown, that’s besides the point). So anyway, my mom naturally found one of her many friends/neighbours in the throngs of people, and I sat down next to our neighbour, and her young daughter who had her nose buried in a book! Bless her!
When I was a kid and was dragged along to these parties (nothing has changed much), I used to be just like her, bringing a book everywhere and anywhere, since there was a 99% chance that my book would entertain me more than the people at these parties/gatherings ever would.
Even when there were kids my own age there, I chose to interact with adults, who I felt were far more interesting and more mature than the giggling groups of girls I was thrust into. But adults were my third choice (after my dorky brothers). Of course, books were my first choice.
So when I saw that young girl, whose nose remained buried in her book no matter how loud the music or singing or how rowdy the dancing was, I was jealous. Because even though I’m twenty-three years old and technically an ‘adult’, I’d rather do the same.
This story bears actually no relevance to this recipe, except it reminded me of the fact that sprinkle donuts used to be my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE donut when I was a kid. Now I can hardly stand them.
It’s funny how some things change, while others never do.
Cake Batter Blondies
Inspired by Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Original recipe by Gracie from Girl Meets Life
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (I used mini ones)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine the cake mix, vegetable oil, and egg. Add the milk slowly, stirring well after each addition.
- Fold in the sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Pour into a pre-greased baking pan, and sprinkle some additional sprinkles on top.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the outside edges are golden. The centre will be a bit gooey, but leave it to set for 30 minutes.
And that’s it! I don’t think I’ve ever posted such an easy recipe on the blog before. ^_^ Back when I was a kid, my mom got me into baking by using cake mixes. After I really fell in love with baking (and gained about a thousand pounds), I stopped using cake mixes since I believed a Real Baker baked stuff by scratch.
This taboo is kind of gone now, since a lot of bloggers online are using these cake mixes to kick start yummy stuff that is practically from scratch!
Despite the fact that I don’t enjoy sprinkle donuts anymore, I love sprinkle everything else, and watching these blondies bake up all colourful brought back that childlike excitement back.
These are very gooey and dense, and sort of melt in your mouth. The sprinkles add a fun touch, and the white chocolate just makes them even more decadent. Beware: these are very sweet! Feel free to remove the white chocolate chips if you don’t have a big sweet tooth.
Hope you try this recipe and let me know how you get on!