Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake

cake

Ok, so don’t be confused.

This recipe is brownies.

2 different kinds of brownies

Baked together.

BUT when they bake together they kind of form a cake.

It’s weird, I know.

But it happened.

It wasn’t what I was expecting, but then again, most things aren’t.

 

Anyhow.  Cake Batter Blondies baked with regular Brownies makes cake.

I have no idea how it does it, but it’s kind of magic.

 

Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake

Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake | Cookies and Cups

SO this isn’t really that much of a recipe.

Well, I mean it IS, but it isn’t.

It’s actually more of an assembly process.

 

Here’s why…

I made the brownies according to the package directions.

Buy the “Family Size” Brownie mix.  The kind you would bake in a 9×13 pan. (I happened to find “Funfetti” Brownie mix, but you don’t have to…it was just a fun option.  The only difference is that it included “rainbow chips” to sprinkle on the brownies.)

Also, you’ll need a box of Funfetti Cake mix.
PhotobucketI used THIS RECIPE FOR CAKE BATTER BLONDIES using the Funfetti cake mix.

BUT I omitted the white chips and the marshmallows.  Don’t be confused.

 

Whip that up and spread it into a greased 9×13 pan…

PhotobucketThen make your brownies, according to the package directions…

Pour that on top of the Cake Batter part…

PhotobucketThen, only if you want, sprinkle the top with rainbow chips, or sprinkles.  Don’t worry about this step too much because you’re going to frost over the top anyway.

PhotobucketNow they’re ready for the oven.

PhotobucketWhen they’re baked the layers get all swirly, and in some cases flip to brownie on bottom, Funfetti layer on top.

It’s basically a science experiment.

 

Then, when it’s cooled, you should frost it.

I mean, it IS cake and all.

I used this recipe cut in half.  Or use a can of frosting.  I mean, who are we kidding here?

 

Then you should definitely add more sprinkles.

Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake | Cookies and CupsDefinitely.

 

Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (15.25 oz) box "Funfetti" Cake mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 "Family Size" box Brownie mix, batter prepared per package directions.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray
  3. In mixing bowl combine Funfetti Cake Mix, oil, egg and milk. Beat together for 1 minute, until ingredients are incorporated. Batter will be dense.
  4. Spread batter in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  5. Now make your brownie batter according to the directions on the box.
  6. Pour the brownie batter on top of the Funfetti layer.
  7. Bake approx 25-30 minutes until center is set.
  8. Let cool completely and then frost, if desired.

 

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Guest
February 3, 2013 11:14 am

Those look so awesome and amazing! I would totally eat them for breakfast this morning..ha ha! I’ve never seen the funfetti brownies but I’ll have to keep my eyes open for them.

Elizabeth
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February 3, 2013 11:34 am

I love the different layers that this cake offers!

Parrish RItchie
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February 3, 2013 11:46 am

I cannot wait to make these, they look amazing! Come link them up at my linky party http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/wednesday-linky-party/ Im going to pin these right now so I dont forget to make them next week!!! Thanks 🙂

Karly
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February 3, 2013 1:22 pm

I was just saying that I needed more science in my life.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
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February 3, 2013 2:47 pm

Oh dear god yes

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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February 3, 2013 3:11 pm

This is so fun! I totally want this now!!

Tahny
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February 3, 2013 9:50 pm

This also would be a perfect recipe to make with children. Quick, easy, delicious and they have SPRINKLES! Thanks for sharing, you’re a mad scientist!

Joanne
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February 3, 2013 11:44 pm

So…brownie+brownie=cake. That’s the kind of math I can get down with.

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
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February 4, 2013 10:51 am

The things I would do for just one of those… They look SO good!

Meghan Comstock
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Meghan Comstock
February 4, 2013 10:53 am

A-MAZ-ING!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂

DessertForTwo
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February 4, 2013 11:32 am

So we’re calling these ‘snack cakes’ as if every snack during the day isn’t cake? I’m a woman of my routine. It’s always cake. 😉

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
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February 4, 2013 1:38 pm

Umm I need this right now!!!!

madhatter360
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February 4, 2013 7:18 pm

These look yummy! Also, I don’t know if anyone else has had this problem, but when I try to enter your website, my browser warns me that I’m at risk from your site. Just a heads up. (I use Chrome is that makes a difference)

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more
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February 5, 2013 8:31 am

those look amazing!

Darla | Bakingdom
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February 5, 2013 11:39 am

You had me at cake better. And then again at brownie. Oh, and then you had me again at snack cake. These look fantastic!!

Annie @ Annie
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February 5, 2013 12:57 pm

This recipe is dangerous because calling them snack cakes leads me to think it’s ok to “snack” on a whole pan without the consequence of calories. Which I would readily do.

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
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February 5, 2013 3:27 pm

Yay! You’re back! These are so pretty and look so yummy. I super~love Cookies and Cups recipes. 🙂

Beth
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Beth
February 8, 2013 8:23 pm

Do you think this would work as a cupcake?

Beth
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Beth
February 8, 2013 11:02 pm

It totally worked as a cupcake! Thanks for the delicious and easy recipe!! 🙂

natalie @ wee eats
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February 12, 2013 2:21 pm

Did the cake naturally swirl or did you swirl it at all?

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Elizabeth
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May 19, 2013 6:04 pm

mine was definitely not done in 25-30 minutes. It’s been in for almost an hour now, and I am kind of frustrated. Hope it turns out ok. I have it on 350. not sure what the problem is. the middle is still very gooey.

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Lisa
June 2, 2013 2:31 pm

I made this for my daughter’s 9th birthday cake this past Friday (without trying it beforehand) and it was amazing. I followed all of your directions and did 1/2 the buttercream w/ sprinkles on top and I thought it was super delicious. I was so surprised by the consistency and how well the 2 mixes blended together. Super yum!

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October 4, 2013 5:46 pm

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Rachel @ Bakerita
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December 10, 2013 1:50 am

Just saw these on Pinterest…and I’m so making them. Love!!! And they’re so easy, and so cute. Gonna be a perfect finals week snack 🙂

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Rochelle
January 3, 2014 11:58 pm

Anyone try and make this with their own favorite homemade brownie recipe? I am interested in thoughts on doing this with a homemade brownie recipe. I found the box recipe flavor very overwhelming. I don’t always mind cake mixes but usually find brownies to have an after taste and in this case it completely took over. I LOVE the idea though!

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Holly
April 19, 2014 7:51 pm

Just made these and they are awesome!!! I didn’t frost them and they are incredible! Great recipe!

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Quinn
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March 23, 2015 10:44 pm

Today was Monday, and even though it’s now spring, IL decided to get cold again. Having to wear my down coat once more made me want alllll the deliciousness and this was the answer. Thanks for getting me out of this Mondaze!

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