Easy Blondie Recipe – how to make blondies
This Easy Blondie Recipe will become a family favourite bake in no time. It’s the best blondies recipe that can be adapted to include your favourite chocolates or candy. A blondie is a brownie without the cocoa powder and is like a delicious chunky vanilla cookie.
This easy Blondie Recipe is perfect picnic food, easy party food and a lovely bake to make at the weekend with children. This simple recipe will be the best thing you’ve baked all week! I hope you enjoy my squidgy blondies recipe.
I love creating recipes for the blog which I make so much at home. This is one of those recipes. They are always a popular recipe and a quick bake for when people are on the way to visit and you want something fresh from the oven to greet them.
This recipe is hugely versatile and can be adapted to have great flavours and make it easy to have throughout the year with different toppings.
What is the difference between brownies and blondies? Scroll down for the blondie recipe.
The difference between brownies and blondies the cocoa. You can make these blondies into brownies by adding cocoa. Without the cocoa you have a lovely vanilla flavoured bake which has the iconic squidgy consistency of brownies.
How do you make blondies from scratch?
Making blondies from scratch is really easy and I think they taste better than any store bought blondie.
It takes about 20 minutes to blondies and only 30 minutes to cook. Within an hour you can have delicious hot blondies to enjoy straight from the oven.
How to make blondies
Gently melt the butter in 10 second bursts in the microwave.
Add the brown sugar and the caster sugar to a bowl.
Add the butter to the sugar.
Mix together until combined.
Stir in the three eggs. (Photographed before I added the third in)
Mix together until the eggs are combined.
Add the vanilla extract and stir in.
Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
Add the mixture to the prepared cake pan and level it off.
Bake for 30 minutes and until the top feels set to the touch and is light brown colour.
Allow the blondie to cool in the cake tin until easy to handle and remove from the tin, place on a cooling rack and slice into bitesize pieces or bars.
What can I serve with these easy blondies?
Freshly made blondies are great on their own but they can be served with a range of goodies.
I love making them for a dessert served with a little whipped up cream, fresh fruit and sometimes ice cream if I can time them to be hot from the oven.
Serving suggestion for blondies
- fresh fruit
- ice cream
- whipped up double cream
- chocolate sauce
- fruit coulis
- hot fruit – mixed berries
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WHY ARE MY BLONDIES MORE LIKE CAKE?
Cake like blondies are common when the amount of flour is too high. My easy blondie recipe below has been tried and tested to give you the perfect brownie squidgy consistency. The easy lovely recipe makes the most yummy blondies.
MY BLONDIES ARE SINKING
Blondies have a rising agent that will help them rise and give them that lovely squidgy brownie texture. If you blondies are rising and then sinking it could be that your oven is too hot.
If it is too hot the agent will make the brownies rise before it cooks enough to hold. Then the brownies will fall.
They will still be perfectly edible and totally delicious.
What can I add to blondies?
There are so many things you can add to this easy blondie recipe to make them even more special.
CHOCOLATE BLONDIE RECIPE
This best blondie recipe is easy to adapt. You can stir in your favourite chocolate chips. I love white chocolate chips. However if you can make it a triple chocolate blondie by adding in white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips. All together it would be a chocolate fans dream sweet treat.
Want to try white chocolate blondies? Check out my recipe for them here…
Do you love Biscoff? I do! I love that rich gingerbread type flavour it has. Making Biscoff blondies is a match made in heaven. I absolutely adore them and I know a lot of people would join me.
To turn this easy blondie recipe into a biscoff blondie recipe you can do it in two ways.
- Take a teaspoon of the Lotus Biscoff spread and add dollops to the mixture when it is in the cake pan just before it goes into the oven. Then using the teaspoon or a fork move the Biscoff spread around slightly so it blends into the mixture a bit.
- Add 4 tablespoons of the spread to the mix before you add the flour. This will give the whole blondie bake a rich Biscoff flavour.
If you make them Biscoff blondies then both of these ways will cook for the same amount of time as listed in the recipe belong.
Looking to make Blondies even more special in time for the festive period. It is easy to make these blondies into Christmas blondies. An easy way to achieve that is to Christmas spices.
Mix in your favourite Christmas spices to give that beautiful Christmas flavour. Plus it will make the house smell amazing too. My flavour combination for Christmas blondies would have to include ground cloves, cinnamon and ground ginger too.
Easter chocolates are perfect for adding to this easy blondie recipe. Make the recipe up to the point before you add it to the cake tin / cake pan. Stir in your favourite Easter chocolate and Easter candy to the blondie mix.
Mini eggs, chocolate eggs, Easter candy and big chunks of broken up Easter egg work too. Stir some in and then add a handful to the top just before putting it in the oven. This will give a great finished texture.
Using this easy blondie recipe you can use up your leftover Halloween candy and make delicious Halloween blondies.
Make up the blondies up to the point before you add to the cake pan and mix in your favourite candy. It works best with chocolates but a few jelly sweets would also work too.
PEANUT BUTTER BLONDIE RECIPE
Like the Biscoff blondies above it is easy to add peanut butter to blondies. Make the blondie recipe and add it to the cake pan / cake tin. Using a teaspoon scoop peanut butter dollops into the mix.
Evenly space them out and when you’ve got a few in the blondie mix, use the back of the teaspoon to swirl the peanut butter dollops around the tin. Bake as normal and enjoy.
Another way of adding peanut butter to the blondies is to mix in 3 heaped tablespoons of peanut butter to the mix just after you’ve mixed the butter and sugar together. Continue the blondie recipe as below and you will have gorgeous peanut butter blondies ready to enjoy.
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Easy Blondie Recipe
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Kitchen Scales
- 9 inch x 12 inch cake pan
- greaseproof paper
- 175 grams unsalted butter
- 200 grams light brown soft sugar
- 150 grams caster sugar
- 3 medium eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 250 grams plain flour / all purpose flour (all purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- small pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.
- Line a 9 inch x 12 inch cake pan (traybake tin/cake tin) with greaseproof paper.
- Gently melt the butter in 10 second bursts in the microwave.
- Add the brown sugar and the caster sugar to a bowl.
- Add the butter to the sugar.
- Mix together until combined.
- Stir in the three eggs. (Photographed before I added the third in)
- Mix together until the eggs are combined.
- Add the vanilla extract and stir in.
- Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
- Add the mixture to the prepared cake pan and level it off.
- Bake for 30 minutes and until the top feels set to the touch and is light brown colour.
- Allow the blondie to cool in the cake tin until easy to handle and remove from the tin, place on a cooling rack and slice into bitesize pieces or bars.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.