The Country Cook: Cake Mix Blondies with Maple Butter Sauce
                                                   

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cake Mix Blondies with Maple Butter Sauce

I believe I have mentioned in previous posts that I'm somewhat of a lazy baker. I enjoy baked goods, I really do. Who doesn't? But often I am so tired after all the grocery shopping, preparing breakfast and lunches and then cooking dinner and washing up that by the time dessert comes around, I am plum tired. Not to mention all the other things that go into running the house in addition to my job outside of the home. It's exhausting being a grown up, ain't it? So I am always looking for ways to make my favorite desserts a little faster. I have a 'from-scratch' recipe for this that I really enjoy. But I don't make it that often because it takes more time and energy than I sometimes have. So this quicker recipe is my solution and yes, it starts off with a boxed cake mix. I think a country song needs to be made up about boxed cake mixes. Anyone out there got a steel guitar I can borrow?
Ingredients:
For the Blondies
1 box yellow cake mix
2 large eggs
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

For the Sauce
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
6 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. butter, melted

In a small bowl, using a whisk, combine sweetened condensed milk with melted butter and maple syrup. Stir well. If you want to serve this sauce warm, just pop bowl into microwave and nuke it for a few seconds until warm. Serve blondie squares with ice cream and drizzle with warm maple butter sauce.
Cook’s Note: You can use any type of chocolate pieces you like with this.

Enjoy!

38 comments :

  1. Who doesn't cheat from time to time?! I always keep a few boxed mixes on hand because you can whip up just about anything with them. My favorite to keep around is the Betty Crocker Pound Cake Mix.

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  2. Wow this looks amazing! And a perfect quick dessert, we all have those days where cooking from scratch is just definitely not going to happen. But with a delicious blondie like this who cares!

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  3. This is too funny, because just a couple nights ago my husband and I were talking about how I wished I had a good blondie recipe!?! (I've never made them...) Whaala! Here it is! Thanks so much for baking this and sharing with us. There's no shame in box mix! Just means I'll make it more often. :)
    ~Leslie

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  4. This looks alot like that dessert at Applebee's that they serve on a sizzling plate. That's our favorite dessert there. Definitely trying this. It's a big pro to me that it uses a mix!

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  5. I order a dessert similiar to this every time I go to Applebee's. Now I can make this at home without the sizzling plate. What a great recipe and the shortcuts make it more appealing. I can't wait to try this sometime.

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  6. Wow...they look really tempting and yummy..

    Thanks for the recipe dear...
    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  7. Brandie -- this looks DEVINE :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  8. Being a grown up is too much work sometimes! We all need shortcuts! These look great!

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  9. That looks great! and super easy to make :)

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  10. Man, these sound amazing! I'm a sucker for white chocolate :) And who doesn't love a shortcut?

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  11. The Applebee's dessert is one of my husband's favorites.It will score me big "blondie" points if I can make this at home.
    It would be great to make a batch of these to freeze and pull out for dessert quickly. Do you think the sauce would freeze with good results, or would it seperate and get watery?

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  12. Holy frekkin moly Brandie!! This is amazing....I am pretty much in love with that maple butter sauce!

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  13. Boxed mix or not, these look ah-mazing!

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  14. Hey, no shame in using a box mix! Especially when you jazz it up with that amazing maple butter sauce!

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  15. LOVE IT!! I think there is a reason they still make box cake mixes & it is SO I CAN USE THEM!! I will be trying this one soon. Thanks for the great recipes! p.s. i will be using the "chubby hand" in mine also! :)

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  16. Wow these blondies look fabulous! I love the addition of the white chocolate chips and that maple butter sauce is making my mouth water!

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  17. Looks delicious. What a great fall dessert!

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  18. this is my moms absolute favorite! I cant wait to surprise her with this!

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  19. I am quickly becoming a fan of these shortcut recipes. They are just as good (if not even better) than the long versions but sooooo much easier! This blondie recipe looks so good!

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  20. Sometimes there is nothing like a shortcut. I love white chocolate and my tastebuds are doing the happy dance just looking at these.

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  21. I'm a lazy baker myself. Yesterday I made brownie cupcakes that Giada made, starting from a box. So . . . good enough for her, great for me.

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  22. So many of the recipes uyou make are similar to the ones the familt always make. I like them all. I don't remember who pointed me in your direction, but glad I listened. Thanks for the chance to win all your recipes.

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  23. I'm right there with you...standing in line to purchase a cake mix that can make baking soooo much easier. *_* These sound amazing - would be awesome to serve to company I'm sure. You can never go wrong with sweetened condensed milk! MMM!

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  24. Brandie, that looks really yummy! ANd I can be a really lazy baker too! I love yummy shortcut recipes!

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  25. Brandie,
    These blondies look delish. Everybody can use a shortcut from time to time. Your pics are gorgeous.
    Have a great weekend!

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  26. Brandie, these look amazing! Why bother with baking from scratch when you make something this delicious so easily. I'm sold. In fact, I'm pinning it to make for the family. They will LOVE it. Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a great weekend!

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  27. I love blondies and the maple sauce sounds delicious. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-22.html

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  28. Looks delicious... I'm excited to try it!

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  29. Too easy and too delish! I love the sauce idea.

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  30. This looks so sinful! I almost licked my computer screen.

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  31. Oh, YUM! I just pinned this! Thank you for sharing this!

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  32. This may be a lazy baker recipe but the idea to pair blondies with a maple butter sauce sounds like a serious treat!!!

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  33. hello I was wondering there are a couple of different sized condensed milk cans what size?

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  34. Yes, I just commented on the awesome mac and cheese recipe :) however, I also made this for dessert yesterday and loved it!! It's better than Applebee's and much cheaper!! Maybe you could just plan my dinner menu... just a thought.... :-)

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  35. Awww shucks - thank you! Applebee's was my inspiration but I also wanted to keep it easy! So glad you liked it!!

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  36. Mmm...made these last night. The group loved them! Thanks! I LOVE this blog!

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  37. Is this recipe with the newer smaller cake mixes? I love using cake mix recipes but I always ask as some are written for the 18+ Oz mixes but are only like 15 Oz now. Thank you. :-)

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