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Cake batter cookie bars

September 1, 2011

Cake Batter Cookie Bars

We really like birthday cake ice cream and cake batter rice krispie treats, so these cookie bars seemed like a great idea.  And if you also enjoy sneaking a scoop of raw cookie dough (which I do!), then these cookie bars might be right up your alley.  They kind of combine both cake batter flavor and raw cookie dough, all in one bar.

Yet, we’re giving them mixed reviews.  On the one hand, they definitely have that cake batter taste and are good with a glass of cold milk.  On the other hand, they really seem to just be squares of undercooked cake.  And because it’s undercooked cake, the center sank like nobody’s business and that totally ruined the eye candy part for me.  So, will I make them again?  Honestly, probably not.  I’m glad I tried them though!

{one year ago:  peaches and meringue}
{two years ago:  root beer bundt cake}

Recipe:  Cake Batter Cookie Bars

(slightly adapted from Lovin’ From the Oven, originally from Fake Ginger)

1 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons sprinkles of your choice, plus more for sprinkling on top of bars before baking

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line an 8×8″ baking pan with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.

Cream both sugars, butter, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk.  Gradually mix in flour, cake mix, and baking soda until just mixed. Stir in sprinkles.  Spread batter evenly into greased pan.  Sprinkle top with additional sprinkles.  Bake for 30-35 minutes until top is lightly browned and middle still jiggles slightly.  Cool completely before cutting.

 

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2011 11:37 am

    Mmm this sounds really yummy — I need to get in on this cake batter trend =)

  2. September 3, 2011 10:00 am

    they look so pretty! i would love to serve something so good looking!

  3. September 4, 2011 3:04 pm

    This sounds simply delicious. Thanks for posting- can’t wait to try this out!

  4. September 5, 2011 8:24 am

    These are so pretty.
    Have a happy week.
    :-) Mandy

  5. September 5, 2011 1:10 pm

    those look soft and buttery and tasty, and hello! sprinkles! :)

  6. September 6, 2011 6:48 am

    The cake looks so festive and delicious!

  7. Eleni permalink
    September 23, 2011 5:09 pm

    I put 1/4 cup mixed chips in mine instead of sprinkles. (White chocolate, dark chocolate, and butterscotch). It’s not as pretty looking as the sprinkles but it’s still darn tasty. I do wish they were a bit less buttery though haha.

  8. one ordinary day permalink
    September 24, 2011 1:00 pm

    Eleni – I like the idea of the chips even better than the sprinkles, but I grab the sprinkles for my kiddos. They get happy just seeing them in a dessert. Glad you stopped back and commented. Hope to hear from you again. : )
    ~ Michelle

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