Blueberry Cake Bars

Easy blueberry cake bars

The Spruce / Nita West

  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 24 cake bars (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
174 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 cake bars (24 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 2g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This blueberry cake bars recipe is made in a 13 x 9-inch pan and is as easy as pie—except it isn't pie! It's just a darn-good cake that's simple to make and is perfect for an abundance of blueberries.

When Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, substitute fresh cranberries for the blueberries. Or try pitted sour cherries. The batter is sweet enough to be able to use the tart fruit and still call it dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh blueberries (washed and stemmed)
  • 2/3 cup pecans (chopped)
  • For garnish: confectioners' sugar
  • Optional: fresh blueberry sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for blueberry cake bars
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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar for 5 minutes.

    Cream butter with sugar
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  3. Add eggs and beat another 2 minutes.

    Add eggs and beat
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  4. Mix in flour and almond extract.

    Mix in flour
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  5. Fold in blueberries and pecans until well combined.

    Fold in blueberries and pecans
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  6. Coat a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray (and dust with flour, if desired).

    Coat a pan with cooking spray
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  7. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick tests clean (except for blueberry juice).

    Spread batter in pan
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  8. Cool on a wire rack.

    Cool
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  9. When cool, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

    Sprinkle with sugar
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  10. Cut into bars of the desired size. Serve warm or cold with fresh blueberry sauce, if desired.

    Cut into bars
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  11. Enjoy!

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