Lusciously silky and moist inside and loaded with tons of citrus flavors, these magic cake bars are going to completely blow you away.---Don't forget the warm berry sauce on top!
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Citrus Magic Cake Bars with Fresh Berry Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 dozen bars
Calories 157kcal


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • Juice and zest from 1 orange 1/4 cup juice and 1 tablespoon zest
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon 1/4 cup juice and 1 tablespoon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries if using frozen, do not thaw
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries if using frozen, do not thaw
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar for serving


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Separate eggs and place whites in a medium bowl. Place yolks in a separate large bowl and set aside. With a handheld electric mixer, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. Set egg whites aside.
  • Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks, sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, both zests, butter, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually whisk in flour and then very gently fold in whipped egg whites until batter is just combined. (there may still be a few streaks)
  • Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake magic cake at 325F 35-40 minutes or until top is a light golden brown and just slightly firm to the touch. Cool cake completely in pan on a wire cooling rack.
  • Make the berry sauce: In a small saucepan combine all sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened. Keep sauce warm.
  • Once cake has cooled, use the edges of parchment paper to remove from pan. Carefully cut cake into 12 bars. Serve magic cake bars with warm berry sauce and powdered sugar dusted on top. Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 88mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 4.6g