When it comes to baking, I typically prefer to make each layer from scratch as I find it often yields the best (and most satisfying) results. But every once in a while time is of the essence, and as life gets busier, cheat-cuts have become more necessary. Partially made using a store-bought cake mix, these blackberry butter bars are ridiculously easy, and make for a delicious (and beautiful!) crowd-pleasing dessert. Plus, no one would be any the wiser if you never mentioned that Betty Crocker may have lent a helping hand ;)
Read on for the recipe…
Blackberry Butter Bars
Sweet, sticky, blackberry deliciousness. A wonderful, crowd-pleasing, dessert
Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper, creating a 1" overhang on both sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together cake mix, coconut, melted butter, 1 egg and lemon zest. Press mixture into the bottom of the parchment lined pan, creating an even coat. Sprinkle the blackberries on top and set aside.
In a separate bowl, blend together the cream cheese, coconut milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla until well combined. Pour overtop blackberries and bake for 35-45 minutes. The edges should be light golden brown, and the centre should sill be a little wiggly.
Cool completely, remove from pan and cut into small squares. Enjoy!
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