This recipe for delicious chewy white chocolate blondies is sure to become a family favorite. A semi-homemade blondie uses a basic cake mix and a few additions to create a chewy bar that is perfect for sharing. You'll love the simple steps and how easy it is to make with limited supplies on hand. This is sure to become a favorite blondie recipe your whole family will love.
White Chocolate Blondies Recipe
If you want a dessert that is easy to make, portable, and loved by everyone, this is the one recipe for you. I am personally a huge fan of using a cake mix as a base for desserts and have turned them into these strawberry cake mix cookies and this easy 3-ingredient berry cobbler in the past. It's a perfect way to whip something up fast without having to have tons of ingredients on hand.
Do I Need a Special Cake Mix?
There is no need to use a special brand or type of cake mix. As long as it is a white or yellow cake, it will work great for this recipe. I tend to reach for the Betty Crocker Supreme cake mixes as they are affordable and often have a richer flavor, but the generic brand from the grocery store will work just as well in this recipe.
What's the Difference Between Brownies and Blondies?
The big difference between the two is the chocolate. Brownies are based on milk or semi-sweet chocolate batter and are always richly flavored with chocolate. Blondies are a vanilla cake-like base that can have chocolate added, but the overall batter is vanilla and not chocolate flavored.
If you like blondies, you may also enjoy these banana bread blondies with just a hint of dark chocolate on top. Alternately, if you want the richer chocolate you can whip up a batch of these triple chocolate fudgy brownies or their cousin the keto brownies recipe. All are incredible and just as easy as this blondie recipe.
What Mixins Go With Blondies?
For this recipe, I added white chocolate chips and pecans. The joy of this basic blondie is that you can customize it to fit your own preferences. It's a basic cake bar so it is mild and easy to adapt that you can use all kinds of things to swap the flavors a bit!
- Pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts, or hazelnuts.
- Chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, caramel chips, or cinnamon chips.
- Shredded coconut.
- Cookie crumbs or candy bits like OREO cookies, Butterfinger pieces, toffee bits, or Andes mint pieces.
What Makes Blondies Fudgy vs Cakey?
A fudgy blondie or brownie will have more fat than dry ingredients. This means they usually have more oil or butter and occasionally more eggs. The cakey blondies will have a dryer batter with fewer fats included.
This recipe is definitely more fudgy and chewy than cake. Despite it being a base of cake mix, the mixture when prepared as shown really turns into that classic dense fudgy blondie you are craving.
Why Are My Blondies Raw in the Middle?
If you are struggling with getting your blondies to cook through and tend to find them always raw in the middle, there are usually a few things at play. The first is that you added too much liquid or fats to the mixture so it is taking longer to bake. Secondly, you may have been cooking at too high a temperature so the outside is cooked faster than the inside.
For the best result, a lower cooking temperature like the suggested 350°F will cook the batter evenly so you have the exterior and middle cooked well without one drying out before the other. Following this recipe exactly can and will give you an excellent blondie that is cooked through.
Do Blondies Have to Be Refrigerated?
No. Blondies are fine to leave out on the counter. They can go stale, so it is best to store them in an airtight container or storage bag. I like to slice them once cooled and stack them into a basic Ziploc bag. You can also wrap them individually in plastic wrap or small snack bags to tuck into lunch boxes or bags for on-the-go treats.
- Yellow cake mix
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- White chocolate chips
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How do You Make Blondies From Scratch?
Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a 9"x13" baking dish with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine a cake mix, brown sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, and melted butter.
Stir well until just combined.
Fold in the chopped peans and white chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until the center is set and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let cool completely before slicing to serve.
Serve topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce or fresh fruit.
More Easy Recipes
I love easy desserts that serve a crowd. Blondies and brownies are great, but there are so many amazing recipes to share that you will love. Below are a few more fun recipes that are ideal for serving. These cookie recipes are amazing portable treats that are easy to make, perfect for sharing, and ideal to tuck into a lunchbox for the kids.
- Almond Joy Cookies Recipe
- Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- German Chocolate Cookies with Coconut Pecan Frosting
- Cookies and Cream Cookies Recipe
- Classic Coconut Macaroons Recipe
- 1 box yellow cake mix, dry mix only
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a 9"x13" baking dish with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine a cake mix, brown sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, and melted butter.
- Stir well until just combined.
- Fold in the chopped peans and white chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until the center is set and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before slicing to serve.
- Serve topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce or fresh fruit.
Can be made with a white cake mix if no yellow cake mix is available.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 347mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g