Easy Cranberry Cake Bars Recipe

Cranberry Cake Bars
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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
172 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 172
% 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 19mg 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 cranberry cake bars recipe is made in a 13x9-inch pan and is as easy as pie, except it isn't pie. The recipe comes by way of two friends, who got it from someone else. It's just a darn-good cake that's simple to make. When summer comes around, substitute fresh blueberries for the cranberries.


Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs and beat another 2 minutes. Mix in flour and almond extract. Fold in cranberries and pecans until well combined.

  3. Coat a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray (and dust with flour, if desired). Spread batter evenly in pan and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick tests clean (except for cranberry juice).

  4. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars to the desired size. Serve warm or cold with cherry-cranberry sauce, if desired.