Pinterest to Real Life: Cake Batter Blondies

Since 2010, Pinterest has revolutionized the web for DIY-ers everywhere.  This incredibly diverse creative "dictionary" lets users create their own customizable visual boards. Almost all of my friends have Pinterests, and I can personally say that I've probably wasted hundreds of study hours pinning delicious desserts and adorable do-it-yourself projects. It’s so easy to pin things online, however, are those cute and adorable pins actually easy to make? Well, I’m here to do that hard work for you, and test out the how easily I can bring Pinterest to real life.

via: Pinterest

via: Pinterest

My first test run is from my desert board. When I saw this Cake Batter Blondies pin, my heart literally dropped, it’s two of my favorite things combined into one delicacy. I was hesitant to make them at first because I’m not much of a chef—  I’m more of let’s-microwave-everything person. However, I figure as a college student I need to learn to have more practical skills.


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I made these cake batter blondies with a bunch of my friends and by the time we were done baking them they were devoured in less than 10 minutes. If you want to pin it yourself, click here. If you want to get straight to the good stuff here’s the website the pin leads to.

I basically had all the ingredients at home already so I didn’t have to go out and buy any new ingredients! The majority of these ingredients are already located in a regular fridge. You don’t need a fancy mixer or any expensive utensils either I used a basic bowl and stirring spoon and got great results! Also the more milk you put in, the more moist these blondies will be! It’s not a messy process either. Overall, this pin is definitely a 10 stars and I will go crazy making these over Winter break.


1 box yellow cake mix

1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil

1 large egg

1/3 -1/2 cup milk (less is better)

1/2 cup sprinkles

1/2 cup white chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Spray 11x7 baking pan with nonstick spray.

3. Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl.

4. Add the milk slowly. You want to cake batter to be as dense & thick as possible.

5. Mix in the sprinkles and white chocolate chips.  

6. Pour into prepared baking pan, sprinkle a few more sprinkles on top, and bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are just turning brown.

7. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes so the center sets, before cutting into squares.

Easiness: SO easy

Tastiness: SO yummy

Time: 30 minutes (aka SO fast)

Stay Rad,

Tracy Sun

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