Not many people have heard of a Blondie. It is simply the brownie’s cocoa-free cousin and is equally delicious. It’s super easy to make using basic store cupboard ingredients and I discovered that when you don’t have the correct equipment (again…) that it can be turned into a deep dish pie style thing! Yum!
I took this cake to work for our Macmillan Coffee Morning and received several emails from my colleagues telling me how wonderful it is. Cue smug face for the rest of the day. Apologies for the rubbish photo. I made this cake quite late in the day and the lighting wasn’t in the Blondie’s favour.
The Atomic Blondie recipe
Serves: a few greedy people
- 200g Butter
- 200g sugar (brown is best but I used caster as that is all I had)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 200g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 150g bar of chocolate (whatever type tickles your fancy)
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix. Now add the flour, baking powder and salt. Then break up your chocolate bar into chunks and mix them in as well. Feel free to consume a few pieces of the chocolate instead of adding to the mixture like it did. Ingredients need to be sampled after all.
Put the mixture into a well greased tin. For traditions sake you should use a proper baking tin, but I used a 9 inch spring bottom tin and created a nice pie shaped blondie. Eating something in the shape of a pie feels so much more decadent, don’t you think?
Allow to cook for 25-27 minutes. DO NO OVERCOOK! When you take it out the oven it should still jiggle in the middle. This is good and means it will be lovely and gooey and moist (Ugh, I hate that word).
You should allow it to cool for a bit, but is there anything better than a slice of warm cake? Maybe being fed a slice of cake by Tom Hiddleston…so feel free to wait for it to cool or gobble it up straight out the oven.
You can really go crazy with this basic recipe. Next time I make it I will add a few generous tablespoons of peanut butter and some white chocolate. You could add nuts or smarties or anything you like!