Jul 162018

Cherry Cake Bars

Cherry Cake Bars

Ingredients:

Crust Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup butter softened
⅔ cups packed brown sugar
¼ cup almond meal or finely chopped almonds
¼ teaspoon almond extract

Cake Ingredients
¾ cherry marmalade, cherry jam or cherry pie filling
½ cup of butter softened
⅔ cups granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten well
⅔ cups of flour
¼ cup almond meal or finely chopped almonds
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Topping Ingredients
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon sugar

Glaze Ingredients
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
⅛ th teaspoon almond extract

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Preparation:
Make the Crust/Bottom Layer

Cream butter and sugar.

Add flour, chopped almonds and extract.

Mix well. Batter will be thick and crumbly

Prepare an 8×8 inch baking pan by covering the bottom and sides with 2 pieces of parchment paper cut to fit the width, leaving a slight over hanging over the edges.

Spread crust dough into the bottom of the pan then pat down and into the edges with your fingertips.

Bake crust as 350 F. for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately spread ¾ cup of cherry marmalade, cherry jam or cherry pie filling over the hot crust.

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Set aside while preparing the next layer.

Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees.

Make the Cake Layer

Cream butter and sugar together and beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Add eggs and extract then beat an additional 2 minutes.

Mix in the flour and almond meal, beating on low until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Drop cake batter by the tablespoon over the top of the peach jam.

Using the back of a spoon carefully spread the batter out to the edges of the pan.

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Bake at 375 F. for 25-30 minutes or until top is a golden brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.

Once cool cut into 9 or 16 squares.

Make the topping

Mix the sugar with almonds and sprinkle over the top.

Make the Glaze

Mix all the ingredients with a whisk until smooth.

Drizzle over top of cooled bars. Allow glaze to set before serving.

Makes 9-16 servings

Enjoy!

Source: http://www.foodista.com/recipe/T6H8BGXC/cherry-cake-bars