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Rich Chocolate Cake Bars Recipe

Rich Chocolate Cake Bars Recipe

"These cake-like brownies work well for large gathering and are quick to make," notes Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in syrup. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 3. For glaze, in a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add chips and vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spread over warm bars. Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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atchwall User ID: 7312272 145570
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"Delicious Recipe,and very easy!"

DEEJnBENNY User ID: 7130681 145561
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"Great recipe - received a similar one from a sister-in-law then lost track of it. This seems to be the closest to that family favorite.

I will note just a couple of changes from my original.
#1 There was no baking powder in mine. The bars were a bit heavier but seemed to match very well the texture of the frosting.
#2 My recipe called for 1 cup chocolate chips AND 1 cup mini marshmallows added to the boiled mixture. It took a bit longer to get everything melted but the results were luscious.
These bars are as close as you can get to a combination of cake and candy bar. : )"

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