A copycat recipe for Starbuck’s famed Cranberry Bliss Bars. Notes of undying love are spread all over the Internet for these beloved treats. Even though I never had an original it’s easy to see they are deserving of all the attention they’ve garnered.
Everyone whose lips these passed had a similar reaction! Their eyes grew wide with the first bite and they pulled the cake away from their mouth to have a second look at them as if trying to figure out what was making them so darn delicious! Hands reached for second, third and even fourth pieces! Which only goes to show how very addicting and unassuming they are.
The cake is incredibly dense, tender and moist speckled with bites of cranberry and white chocolate chips. Although there’s two types of ginger the flavor isn’t pronounced and mellows considerably when baked, the candied ginger itself melts right into the batter making it barely distinguishable in the finished cake. What you’re left with is an intensely flavored cake with a decadent cream cheese frosting that has a big bite of lemon to it.
Truly, nothing I can say belies how amazing these are! You will just have to make them to see for yourself. That’s all there is to it.