Cake Mix Blondies & A Potential Disaster

I have been baking some very simple desserts for the upcoming Youth Conference this weekend.  I decided that Blondies would be easy and add variety to the mix.  This is an easy semi-homemade version using a cake mix. 
*Just don't try to double the recipe, put it in a cookie sheet and bake.  BIG MISTAKE!!  It raises up way past the edges and falls into the elements of the oven, causing a FIRE!! The good news; nothing was damaged.  Even the garbage can I accidently started in fire.. (it was quite the day!).  The blondies somehow survived.  Everyone loved them.  My son's friend said they were amazing. I told my daughters friend  I am glad something good came out of my disaster and she told me they were a "delicious disaster"!  Lesson learned so I made another double batch, separating it into 2- 9x13 pans.  Much better results.
Cake Mix Blondies
1 white or yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
*optional: 3/4 cup nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Grease a 9x13 pan.  Mix all ingredient, except the chocolate chips, until smooth. The batter will be thick.  Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts if desired.  Spread into the prepared dish. (The thick batter requires a bit of patience!).
Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until light brown.
Cool and enjoy!!
*You could also make regular brownies with this recipe.  Use a chocolate cake mix and brown sugar instead of white.


  1. lesson learned!! 2 9x13 pans :)

    glad they worked out -- these look tasty!

  2. Those look very good. I just love white chocolate... perhaps even more than chocolate itself ;)

  3. Sounds like a good easy recipe! Versatile too :-)

  4. Yum, I can not wait to try these!

  5. Ugh! Sorry to hear the doubling didn't work. This sounds yummy! :D

    Thanks for sharing! have a great day!

  6. They really do look good though. It does sound like quite the day if even the garbage can caught on fire.

  7. Can't look! I feel the calories piling on! Chuckle ...
    great tips, have to try these recipes.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  8. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe. =) I found you through the friendly friday link up and am following. I hope you had a great weekend.

  9. This sounds delicious and yummy...and i will be sure not to double the recipe if I make them. Oh my!

  10. things you learn the hard have had many of them!!
    but they do look very tasty!!

  11. I'm sorry, I was chuckling over the fire! But only because this is what would happen to me! I wanted to let you know I just emailed you that german chocolate cake recipe! let me know what you think, ok?! Suzie

  12. The recipe looks so yummy! Thanks for the tip regarding doubling the recipe! Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  13. Well, they look delicious! Yikes about the fire!

  14. I love quick and easy recipes - thanks for sharing this yummy one!

  15. Is there something about this recipe that INVITES disaster? I was measuring out the ingredients, and I didn't have white sugar, so I decided to dissolve the lumpy brown sugar in the water. Came back to the computer to check the ingredient list, and realized that I'd used 1/2 cup each of the water and brown sugar! I poured half of it into a plastic container to put in the fridge, and proceeded with the rest of the recipe. It's in the oven now. Near miss, that one was!

  16. And the blondies were delicious! No disaster here!


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