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Chocolate Chip Birthday Bars from a Cake Mix

Cake Mix Birthday Blondies

So I wasn’t going to make my daughter a birthday cake this year, because it was also the day of her preschool graduation and they were having punch and cookies afterwards.  And we weren’t going to have a regular birthday party, since she and I were going out by ourselves on the following Sunday to celebrate.​

My little preschool graduate.
Isn’t she so adorable?
So it made perfect sense not to make a birthday cake, right?  But I woke up last Thursday (her birthday), thinking I needed to make her something.  I had several cake mixes in the cupboard but of course I didn’t just want to make a regular cake. Brownies sounded really good but I didn’t have all the ingredients for Jamie’s Easy Double Chocolate Brownies.
I was pretty sure you could make brownies or blondies from a cake mix but wasn’t sure how.  So I googled it and found a recipe I could tweak.  This is what I came up with.  And these would be good anytime not just on birthdays!
Yield: 12 people

Chocolate Chip Birthday Bars

Chocolate Chip Birthday Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 pkg White Cake Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 in baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine first 4 ingredients.
  3. Beat until well combined. You will want to use an electric mixer since this batter is thick!
  4. Add Chocolate Chips and mix by hand.
  5. Spread the mixture into the pan.
  6. This will take some time (& muscles) since the batter is thick.
  7. Bake for 25-30 until edges start to pull away from pan.
  8. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  9. Add Chocolate Syrup and Sprinkles to cut bars for an extra special (and easy) birthday treat.

Try it with Kerry’s Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe.

The Birthday Girl enjoying her chocolate chip bar

These blondies were quick and simple and Kae loved them as did all of my other children.  Which is what matters, right?​

Chocolate Chip Blondies from a Cake Mix
What your favorite Birthday treat?

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Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

Natasha In Oz

Saturday 15th of June 2013

That looks delicious-it looks like it was enjoyed by the party girl!

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Best wishes for a great weekend,Natasha in Oz

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Thursday 13th of June 2013

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