Birthday Cake Blondies

The secret to classic birthday cake flavor in these sweet dessert bars? McCormick® Almond Extract. Studded with brightly colored sprinkles, they’re the ultimate treat for celebrating anything special.

Recipe created by two-time "Chopped" champ, Chef James Briscion...

The secret to classic birthday cake flavor in these sweet dessert bars? McCormick® Almond Extract. Studded with brightly colored sprinkles, they’re the ultimate treat for celebrating anything special.

Recipe created by two-time "Chopped" champ, Chef James Briscione. He brings creativity to the table with bold flavors and spices in his new Food Network cooking show, "Man Crafted." 

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15m
PREP TIME
25m
COOK TIME
14
INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • Blondies
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for baking dish
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • Optional Mix-Ins
  • 1 chocolate chips, (optional) substitution Substitutions available
    • white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Optional Decorations
  • Icing, edible sugar pearls, sanding sugar, (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish by coating it with butter.
  • 2 Combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 3 Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat in the extracts. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the milk and beat again until smooth.
  • 4 In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and gently mix to incorporate. Add the remaining flour and mix again. Stir in the rainbow sprinkles and any additional mix-ins you choose.
  • 5 Spread the batter into an even layer in the prepared pan. Bake until just set in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a rack before slicing and decorating as desired.

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