Rating: 4 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

These festive and delicious bars taste just like the real deal!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
6 hrs
7 hrs
30 mins
16 bars


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Beat 3 cups confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until frosting is smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate while preparing cake.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • Beat brown sugar and butter together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until smooth; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth. Stir 2 tablespoons ginger, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and salt into brown sugar-butter mixture until incorporated.

  • Beat flour and baking powder into brown sugar-butter mixture until batter is smooth; fold in 3/4 cup dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool cake completely, 4 hours to overnight. Remove frosting from refrigerator 1 hour before frosting the cake.

  • Spread frosting evenly over cake; sprinkle with 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 2 tablespoons ginger.

  • Whisk 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and cream together in a bowl until smooth; drizzle over frosted cake. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

  • Cut cake in half lengthwise and each half into 8 equal rectangles. Cut each rectangle in half diagonally, creating 16 triangle-shaped bars.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 64g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 69.1mg; sodium 200.5mg. Full Nutrition