I have had huge writer’s block here lately. I know, I have been slacking so much. Nothing like a quarantine to put you in a writing mood… NOT!
Anyways, I have playing around with some new recipes and working on new things here and there in between working a bagillion hours (It’s a word!) and I have just have to say, I promise ya’ll, they will be here soon.
On the bright side I creating this post of these uber amazing black and blue cake bars made with some delicious berries which you can’t really ask for more at this point. Or maybe you will be after you make them… All I have to say is that you need to try them for yourself! Check out the recipe below!
Gluten Free Black and Blue Cake Bars
2 Tbsp+ 4Tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Coconut Oil melted
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Rice Flour (I use Brown Rice Flour)
1/4 cup Tapioca Starch
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Blueberries
1 cup Blackberries
1/4 cup Almonds
2 Tbsp Turbinado Sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Take the 2 Tbsp of butter and smear on the 8×8 pan that you are using to bake the black and blue cake bars in.
2. Then take 4 Tbsp butter, coconut oil, sugar, egg and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
3. Mix together your Rice flour, Tapioca starch, baking powder, xanthin gum and salt. Then add the dry ingredients to the way ingredients.
4. Then add in the Milk. You may want more or less than a 1/2 cup but you want the consistency of a dry cake batter but still a little liquified.
5. Then spread your batter into the bowl and even it out on top with a spatula. Then add your berries. I am liberal with my berries. I may add more than a cup of each (because life is short).
5. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar. You can also use regular sugar. I just like to use unrefined more than anything.
6. Bake for 40-45 minutes. If you stick a toothpick in, just remember, the berries will most likely bleed onto the toothpick and it will not come out extremely clean.
Serve with a nice tall glass of milk, or dessert wine. I don’t judge. Perfect to take to places to share,, but why the hell would you want to share these black and blue cake bars? If I were you, I would keep them for myself. The batter alone is amazing, just adding the fruit makes it more elevated.
All I am saying usually, if the batter is great, the cake itself is fabulous!