Blueberry Applesauce Cake Bars: Sept 2019 Week 2

Updated: Sep 13, 2019

They are called “cake bars" rather than cake because they're not quite as high and fluffy as a traditional cake. But they are moist and flavorful. 

Prep Time: 15 mins   Total Time: 55 mins   Serves: 12 servings

Ingredients:   Resource from

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce

1/2 - 3/4 cups blueberries fresh or frozen (measured frozen and then thawed)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

confectioners' sugar optional


Preheat the oven to 325F. Oil or line with parchment paper a 9x13-inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients, mixing well. Make a well in the middle and add the applesauce, blueberries, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir gently, just until the flour is no longer dry. 

Smooth the batter into the pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing into 12 pieces and eating. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar if desired.


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