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Hot Cross Blondies

Hot Cross Blondies

Spiced white chocolate blondies with fruit and icing crosses

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blondies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer


For the blondies

  • 200 g Butter or baking spread
  • 300 g Light brown sugar
  • 150 g White chocolate broken into squares
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 225 g Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Mixed spice
  • 100 g Mixed dried fruit
  • 50 g White chocolate chips

For the icing

  • 55 g Icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Water


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin

  2. Melt the butter with the light brown sugar in a pan on a low heat

  3. Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat and add the white chocolate. Leave it for a couple of minutes to melt, then stir together. Leave the mixture to cool for 5 minutes

  4. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the eggs to the mixture, keep whisking as you pour them in

  5. Add the flour and whisk it in, then stir in the mixed fruit and white chocolate chips

  6. Pour the batter into the lined traybake tin

  7. Bake for 30 minutes until risen all over and golden on top

  8. Leave them to cool completely in the tin before removing and slicing into pieces

  9. Make an icing by mixing together the icing sugar and water. Add the water slowly as you may not need it all

  10. Use a piping bag with the end snipped off to pipe crosses over the blondies

  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

Recipe Notes

If you would like to use a 8" or 9" square tin instead, reduce the recipe by one third. So you will need:

  • 135g Butter
  • 200g Light brown sugar
  • 100g White chocolate
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150g Plain flour
  • 35g White chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tsp Mixed spice
  • 65g Mixed dried fruit

They will also need less time to bake, depending on your oven, I'd suggest 20-25 minutes.