Baked Sweets and Treats

Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars – Gluten Free

I’ve been experimenting a whole lot with baking here in Telluride. I’m trying to come up with amazing cakes, bars & treats that maintain the integrity of using whole food ingredients.

It has been a really fun journey & challenging at 10,000 feet. These Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars are exactly what I was looking for – sweet, gluten free and they have berries (my favorite!)


Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars - Gluten Free |


I try to sneak berries into everything….you have seen lots of blueberries here lately.


Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars - Gluten Free |


Now blackberries are the rock stars!

Frozen or fresh ones are great in this recipe. Whatever you have on hand.


Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars - Gluten Free |


These cake bars are the perfect way to welcome spring. Serve them for Mother’s Day & Easter brunches.


Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars - Gluten Free |

Coffee LOVE!


Make sure to enjoy with coffee & cream too!


Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars - Gluten Free |

Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars - Gluten Free |


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~ Marla Meridith

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40 thoughts on “Blackberry Lemon Cake Bars – Gluten Free

  1. My daughter is on the FODMAP diet, which (FYI) works for many with IBS (eliminates certain sugars that many can’t digest), and includes a GF component. Blackberries are the only berry not allowed, but I’m sure this will be good with blueberries. I ‘m not gluten sensitive, but the rest of the diet has also been very helpful to me in relieving challenging chronic digestive issues remaining from radiation treatment for colon cancer (10/ 2007).

  2. Marla
    I’ve got black raspberries in the freezer, from our summer picking. They would be terrific in this–and I like how it makes an 8×8 pan. That’s just enough, but not too much, for our family.

    1. Kirsten, the raspberries will be wonderful this recipe! I’ve never met a berry I didn’t LOVE. I’m with you on the 8×8 pan….any more & I might be in trouble 😉

  3. Yum! This looks fantastic and perfect for Easter. I’ve been wondering how well cup4cup compares to regular flour. I need to try it!

    1. Yes you must pick some of this flour up. I was completely surprised by the color these berries turned out too. Had no idea sooooo purple & I LOVE!!

  4. These look delicious! I can’t believe they’re GF – the texture looks perfect. I spent a summer in Telluride once when I was a teenager, and completely fell in love with the cute town and beautiful countryside. 🙂

    1. How cool that you have visited my sweet town of Telluride!! So memorable huh? Had it on my mind for over a decade until we finally made the move. So glad we did! This flour sure keeps the texture of traditional baked goods, makes things very easy.

  5. Love desserts with blackberries, especially with lemon flavor. Can’t believe these are gluten free – pinned! Marla, I am a contributor to your Sweet Dreams board, and I’d like to join your other, relatively new board, My Favorite Recipes. If you look at my pinning history on Sweet Dreams, you can see that I pin from a variety of sources (not just my own recipes). My pinterest username is – I’d love to join your second shared board!

  6. These cake bars look yummy! My mom has eats a gluten-free diet and these would be perfect to make for her.