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Spice Bars

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
jillybeans

jillybeans

This recipe was given to me by my aunt. It is very easy to make and stays moist. Great to take to a potluck or picnic because it is so easy and travels well.

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  • Calories:
  • 74 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Place the raisins and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes. Drain, and reserve the liquid. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the batter alternately with the raisin water. Set aside 1/4 cup of the raisin liquid to use for the frosting. Mix in raisins last. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is lightly browned. While the cake is baking, stir together the reserved raisin water, maple extract and confectioners' sugar to make a thin glaze. Pour over the cake while still hot. Cool, then cut into squares to serve.
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aspires2b

12/3/2009

What a nightmare that turned out semi-okay in the end. If I had used all the raisin juice/water, the batter would have been way too thin. When warm, the cake was very bland, but after spreading the glaze over the entire surface and allowing it to cool, it was okay. Good thing I made a backup batch of another type of bar for my family gathering.

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