Gluten-free Birthday Cake Blondies


Last Updated on April 15, 2021

birthday cake blondies

I’m so excited to finally share these gluten-free BIRTHDAY CAKE BLONDIES with you guys! They’re pillowy soft, fudgy, and filled with rainbow sprinkles.

These blondies are seriously such a fun treat to make, and so easy to whip up! Plus they’re completely gluten and dairy-free!

Birthday Cake Blondies

Every time I bake something with sprinkles it just brightens up my week. They’re honestly such a fun food to mix into your baked goods.

What are blondies?

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, blondies are the vanilla flavored version of brownies. They have that same fudgy texture, but don’t contain any cocoa. Instead, they can be filled with white chocolate chips, sprinkles, or anything you desire!

I shared a similar recipe to these blondies on my Instagram over a year ago, and tweaked them slightly to make them even fudgier. I added almond extract in addition to vanilla, which truly gives these the perfect birthday cake flavor.

Gluten-free Birthday Cake Blondies

Here’s a run down of the ingredients you’ll need to make these sprinkle-filled birthday cake blondies

Wet Ingredients

  • Cashew butter
  • Eggs
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut sugar
  • Almond extract
  • Vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • Almond flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Rainbow sprinkles- make sure you use the longer strand sprinkles, and not the nonpareil round beads since those melt into the batter when baked!

Simply whisk with wet ingredients together, then fold in the dry. Once a batter forms, you can mix in the sprinkles.

Line your baking dish with parchment paper, I like to use a 9 x 9 for this recipe, and pour your batter into the pan. Top with extra sprinkles and bake for about 18-20 minutes until golden brown on top.

These bars will stay fresh on the counter for up to a week (if they last you that long!), or can be prepped in advance and frozen for up to 3 months.

They’re so nostalgic and fun for any age. If you love cake batter flavor, you guys will love this recipe!

Birthday Cake Blondies

Be sure to leave a comment and rating if you tried them! I can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂

More gluten-free baked goods you may enjoy:

Tahini S’mores Blondies

Gluten-free Carrot Cake Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Birthday Cake Blondies

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NOTES: do not use nonpareil sprinkles (the small round beads) for this recipe- they tend to melt and “bleed” into the batter when baked


  • 2 cups 2 almond flour

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 coconut sugar

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 coconut oil, use refined for a neutral taste

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cashew butter

  • 2 eggs, at room temp

  • 1 tsp 1 almond extract

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 rainbow sprinkles, plus more to top


  • Preheat you oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cashew butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla and almond extract.
  • Pour in the almond flour, salt, baking soda and sprinkles and mix well to form the batter.
  • Line a 9 x 9 (or 8 x 8) baking dish with parchment paper, making sure to grease the corners. Flatten the batter into the pan and top with more sprinkles.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Slice into 16 squares.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @somethingnutritious on Instagram- I’d love to see your creations!


  1. Michelle

    Hi, should the coconut oil be melted or room temp? Thank you!!

  2. Can the almond flour and almond extract be replaced or substituted?

    • Hey Briana, you can try making it with 1 1/2 cups oat flour and leave out the almond extract!

  3. Taylor

    I also used almond butter in place of cashew butter and it turned out perfect!

  4. Taylor

    I think I just passed away from how amazing these were!!! The almond extract really pulled these together. *Chefs kiss* 😙🤌

  5. Are you able to use almond butter instead?

  6. Caroline

    Hi! How much baking soda? Thx!

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