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coriander
11-23-2008, 06:50 PM
I made this recently for a tea I held in my home. I cut them very small for the tea and they made wonderful little bites. Starbuck's cuts them huge... and they are rich! Yum, yum!! Enjoy!

Note: I omitted the candied ginger because I didn't have any on hand. It still was delicious!

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar


For Cake Base:
2 sticks butter softened
1 and 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup minced dried cranberries
1/4 cup high quality white chocolate -- coarsely chopped
1/4 cup minced candied ginger
For Frosting:
4 ounce cream cheese softened
1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
For Garnish:
2 Tablespoons minced dried cranberries
1/3 cup white chocolate chips melted
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
Beat butter and sugar together for the cake base, and add eggs/vanilla beating until fluffy. Sift together flour, ginger, and salt and then add to the butter/sugar mixture beating well. Fold in the cranberries, chocolate and ginger. Spread thick batter in pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until light golden.
When cake is cooled, mix all frosting ingredients together and spread a thin layer over the cake. Immediately sprinkle with the minced cranberries. Then use a cake decorating bag of melted white chocolate with a tiny decorating tip (like the size used for writing on cakes) and drizzle the chocolate over the cake.
Cut this into bars immediately because the white chocolate hardens pretty fast and makes cake cutting messy.
Makes 15+

QuesMom
11-23-2008, 07:50 PM
Oh Thank You! These sound just too yummy!

Cass17
11-24-2008, 09:59 PM
That sounds really GOOD!

jujuann
11-24-2008, 11:25 PM
OOOOOH they sound rich!!

Cyndi
11-26-2008, 06:33 AM
This sounds very good and like it would look pretty on the table for the holiday. :)

coriander
11-26-2008, 06:36 AM
They are very pretty. I thought about sprinkling a little bit of red sparkling sugar on top, too, to give them, well... sparkle. Then I thought it might be too sweet. Either way, they're very pretty on the plate.