a cut square of easy blueberry bars
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Easy Blueberry Bars

Easy Blueberry Bars are a moist delicious dessert.  These cake bars are made with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  A fast and easy recipe makes them perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry bars, blueberry dessert
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE BATTER

  • 1/3 cup butter (softened) (67 grams)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups cake flour (240 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup milk ( used 2%) (160 grams)

FOR THE FILLING

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (250 grams)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
  • zest of half or whole lemon (I used half a lemon)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°, grease and flour a 9 inch (22cm) square pan.
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until creamy then add the vanilla and egg, beat until fluffy (approximately 3 minutes).
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, then add to the creamed mixture alternating with the milk.  Beat until smooth, about one minute.
  • In a small bowl mix together gently the blueberry, sugar and zest.
  • Spread half the cake batter into the prepared cake pan, top with the blueberry filling and then top with remaining batter.  Bake for approximately 45-55 minutes (depending whether you use fresh or frozen berries).  Check with a toothpick for doneness.  Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar and or serve with a scoop of ice cream.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.3mg