Hi everyone! I’m Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen and I’m back again for a special birthday edition of Ideas for the Kitchen! Today I’m sharing some Cake Batter Bars, which are chock-full of sprinkles and delicious birthday cake flavor. They are one of my family’s favorite sweet treats!
The Perfect Birthday Dessert
Carrie and I were pretty excited to discover that we both have March birthdays, which shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise since we seem to have quite a bit in common already! 🙂 We decided to celebrate with all of you by sharing birthday themed recipes, and I jumped at the opportunity to make something cake batter flavored.
When I was in college, our dormitory was within walking distance to a lot of great restaurants, shops, etc. Sometimes after eating dinner either at the dining hall or downtown, my friends and I would stop at Cold Stone Creamery for a little treat. I tried out the cake batter ice cream one day, and that’s where the love affair with all things cake batter began.
If you, too, enjoy the flavor of cake batter, then you are going to love these Cake Batter Bars! They are the epitome of fun, since they are full of colorful sprinkles, plus they are just downright delicious.
Cake Bars Made with Coconut Oil
I make these with coconut oil, which gives them a wonderful texture and flavor. I have to immediately give away about half of the pan every time I make these, or else my husband and I are bound to plow through the entire thing within a 24 hour period. I wish I was kidding!
Can you freeze the cake batter bars?
Yes, you definitely can freeze them. First, bake the bars and then let them cool completely.
Then, lay them in a single layer in an extra large zipped-top freezer bag. Close the bag, making sure to get out any extra air.
If you want, you could also freeze them wrapped individually, so you can thaw one at a time instead of having to thaw the entire batch.
School Lunch or Class Treats
These would make a perfect birthday dessert for packing in your kiddo’s lunch, or for taking to school for class treats! Honestly, they make for a great anytime treat, birthday related or not, and I hope you enjoy them!
Be sure to share any of your favorite birthday recipes with Carrie and me below! We would love to hear your ideas. 🙂
Cake Batter Bars
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil melted
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and set aside.
More Birthday Recipes
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Ashlyn is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer at Belle of the Kitchen. She’s the mama of two precious babies, an army wife, and southern girl at heart. She and her family are currently stationed in Hawaii, so when she’s not making a mess of the kitchen, she and her little ones are outside soaking up the sunshine. She loves to share a balance of healthy recipes, family friendly meals, and plenty of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be sure to connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the new recipes coming from her kitchen.
Originally published April 2015. Updated April 2018.