Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
These super-soft and spicy gingerbread cake bars are loaded with gooey chocolate chips and frosted with a tangy cream cheese frosting for the easiest last-minute holiday dessert!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
3/4cupcoconut sugaror brown sugar
1-1/4cupswhite whole wheat flour
1/2cupsemisweet chocolate chips
Chopped pecans and mini chocolate chips for garnishingoptional
Make the bars: Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 18x13 baking sheet pan with tin foil and lightly grease. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat oil, sugar, molasses, eggs, yogurt, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips and spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
Bake bars at 350F 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs sticking to it. Cool bars completely.
Make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat softened cream cheese until creamy, then add powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla and beat until completely smooth and creamy. Frost cooled bars and sprinkle with chopped pecans and chocolate chips if desired. Slice into squares and serve. Enjoy!