Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cake Batter Bars

Sorry for my lack of posts lately. I went back to work a couple weeks ago and sort of underestimated how little time I would have left to do things like blog or sleep. On top of that JJ got sick and there was some family stuff to take care of. Things are starting to settle down and I am getting into a "working mom" groove so hopefully I can get back to blogging more regularly.
Anyway, weeks ago, before the other sister went back to school after winter break, my brother and sister in law invited us over for dinner. Joe was actually away for work so JJ and I went alone. I decided to try these Cake Batter Bars I pinned from Lovin' From the Oven.

My partner in crime slept through most of it:

I followed the directions and mixed up the batter:

 Mixing in the sprinkles

Spreading it out
 After baking

Finished product

JJ woke up in the middle and decided to munch on his hands.

This proves how long ago this was - it was the night the Giants secured a place in the Superbowl - JJ was sporting his Giants shirt!

Verdict: I loved them. I love all things funfetti and they sort of tasted like a funfetti blondie (they had the consistency of brownies). I am not sure everyone else loved them, I think my brother called them "interesting" which usually means "gross". I would definitley try them again though - I thought they were great and were super easy to make.

Things to consider: For some reason the middle never really rose. I am not sure if I didn't leave them in long enough or that's how they were supposed to turn out. I like them anyway, like I said they had the consistency of brownies - moist in the middle. Not sure what to do with the left over cake mix either now. Perhaps find another recipe that uses it?

Cake Batter Bars
  • 1 1/4 cup funfetti cake mix
  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 heaping tablespoons sprinkles of your choice (I used stars)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan.
  2. Cream both sugars, butter, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. 
  3. Gradually mix in flour, cake mix, and baking soda until just mixed. Stir in sprinkles.
  4. Spread batter evenly into greased pan.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until top is lightly browned and middle still jiggles slightly. Cool completely before cutting.

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