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Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake

Squares of cake batter brownie snack cake on a yellow cake stand

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

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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.)

Two boxes of Funfetti cake mix

Also, you’ll need a box of Funfetti Cake mix.
I 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…

Funfetti cake batter spread in a baking dish

Then make your brownies, according to the package directions…

Pour that on top of the Cake Batter part…

Brownie batter being poured over top of vanilla funfetti cake batter in a baking pan

Then, 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.

Rainbow sprinkles being spread on top of brownie batter in a baking pan

Now they’re ready for the oven.

A glass baking pan of brownie batter with rainbow sprinkles on top

When 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.

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Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake

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  • 1 (15.25 oz) box “Funfetti” Cake mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 “Family Size” box Brownie mix, batter prepared per package directions.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray 9×13 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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34 comments on “Cake Batter Brownie Snack Cake”

  1. 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.

    1. I’ve made these several times. The baking time is way off. I have to keep adding another 5-10 minutes. I check to see if the center comes out clean. I do like these but the cooking time needs to be adjusted.

  2. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

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

  3. Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen

    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.

  4. Darla | Bakingdom

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

  5. madhatter360

    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)

  6. DessertForTwo

    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. 😉

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