Your Signature Dish Should Impress Even the Pickiest Moms

Cake Batter BlondiesIt's something that most everyone has: A signature dish. You know, that one thing that you've been making for months, maybe even years. It comes out nearly perfect every gosh darn time, doesn't take too too long, and always manages to put a smile on your face when it's done. Your friends all love it, and even better, your family assumes you're bringing it to every gathering. The best part? You like being known for it.

Well heck, I know I do, anyway.


My signature dish is my cake batter blondies. While yes, I can make them from scratch, my favorite way to make them is using boxed yellow cake mix. There are only leftovers if I make way too many, which admittedly is a problem because I just can't get enough of them.

I get requests for them, modified to fit the tastes of different friends and family. From caramel blondies to carrot cake blondies, I love knowing that every time they're gonna put a smile on someone's face.

Cake Batter Blondies


  • 2 boxes yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 350 and cover a 9 x 11 glass baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Combine all ingredients in one bowl, mix until combined. Mixture should be dense. Pour mixture into baking dish, and put into oven. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the blondies are golden brown on top. They should be still mushy in the center. This will set after about an hour of cooling time.

3. Slice and serve!

I told you they're easy!

Of course, signature dishes don't always have to be a baked good. A friend of mine makes the same spinach dip in a bread bowl for every get-together and another one makes a mean ramen noodle Asian-inspired salad. As long as your dish is something that you love making, and one that you know will get the other moms talking, well -- then you're all set.

What is your signature dish?


Image via Emily Abbate

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