Raspberry Cake Bars

Get a tasty bunch of bars in no time with a quick and easy recipe that has a baked-on topping.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup firm butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground cardamom, if desired

Bars

2
cups granulated sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup buttermilk
4
eggs
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
cups frozen raspberries, thawed, drained
2
teaspoons powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cinnamon and cardamom; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 2 cups granulated sugar and 3/4 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. On low speed, beat in buttermilk and eggs until smooth. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour and the salt. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with raspberries and topping.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Present these pretty bars on a cake pedestal with a scattering of fresh raspberries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.