These Soft Gingersnap Cake Bars are the perfect dessert to bring to family and friends for the holidays! Spread some warmth this Christmas with a tasty homemade treat!
Soft Gingersnap Cake Bars
Cake mix recipes are some of my favorites to create! I can’t tell you enough how much everyone loved these bars at my house. They are about one of the easiest desserts you’ll make and can we talk about how delicious they are? A perfect, soft cake like chewy bar with just the right gingerbread flavors. Don’t wait a second longer, make these simple bars NOW 🙂
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All ingredients into the mixing bowl.
Almost done. Ginger, cinnamon and lots of cinnamon chips!
Transfer your dough to a parchment lined baking dish, press evenly then bake!
Let cool then cut your bars into nice little squares. Dust with powdered sugar and EAT.
Soft Gingersnap Cake Bars
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 stick unsalted butter softened (partially melted)
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup cinnamon chips
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
- Place cake mix, butter, egg, molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cinnamon chips in a large bowl, mix to combine until dough forms. Transfer to prepared baking dish and press evenly.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until baked through. Let cool for 30-60 minutes before cutting into squares. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar.
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This looks so delicious! I love how simple they are to throw together 🙂
I made these this evening and even though only baked for 20 minutes they were anything but soft. Flavor was good but bars were crisp. Should there be another source of liquid. They were tricky to spread in the 9 x 13 as well. A smaller pan. Please advise if time permits. Enjoy your blog!
I was also surprised how dense the bars turned out, but we loved them. I especially loved the crispy edges. And it was definitely more like a dough than a batter. I bet you could use a 8×8 or 9×9 and cut them into squares if you wanted them a bit thicker
The 30 minute baking time was way too long for me as well. They were hard and crunchy. I baked them again, this time for about 16 minutes and they were perfect. I took them to a get together with some friends, and they said they were “like crack!” As far as spreading them in the pan, I pressed the dough down with my hands and that worked really well.
I made these last night, Jenny! I brought them to school this morning, and both kids and adults have loved them! Instead of dusting with powdered sugar, I drizzled them with an icing made from powdered sugar, milk, and just a bit of cinnamon (just enough so that you see the little brown flecks in the icing). This will definitely become one of my “oh my goodness, I need to make something sweet for that meeting/party/dinner tomorrow” recipes! Another hit from PickyPalate!
So glad to hear it Kathryn! Thanks for sharing 🙂
That pan of bars wouldn’t stand a chance around me. These sound awesome, and I love how easy they are!
Oooooo…my family would love these bars!!
These bars look so easy and delicious! Right up my alley!
These are a perfect holiday treat, love the soft gingersnap idea!!!
delicious! anything with these flavors are my favorite!!
mmmm, these look SO good!!
These look so easy and gooey and I think I need one NOW! 😉
I can see why everybody loved these bars so much. They look fantastic! We are huge fans of ginger in any form, so I know my family would go crazy for these.
Ahhhh — they look so gooey and delicious!! YUUUMMM 🙂
Sounds delicious! I always have problems finding cinnamon chips. Does anyone have any suggestions for the Milwaukee area of a brand or where to find? Thanks!
I couldn’t find cinnamon chips at two different grocery stores so I gave up and just used white chocolate chips and added extra cinnamon to the dough. My son and I agree – they’re delish!
These look positively delightful! I adore gingersnap!
Yum! I just made a gingerbread loaf last night. Ginger everything!! haha
I love how easy these are to make. They are so holiday perfect.
These are so awesome!! Perfect for the holidays!
I looove the flavor of gingersnaps! THe perfect holiday treat!
Perfect simple holiday dessert!
Gingerbread/gingersnaps is one of my very favorite holiday flavors, so these would make me very happy!!
Great dessert for the holidays!
These bars look amazing Jenny! Hope you guys had a great weekend 🙂
These sound so yummy! I want like 10 right now. This is so happening for this Christmas!
Sounds wonderful, can’t wait to try! What if you don’t have molasses on hand? Is there a good substitute? Thanks!