Cranberry Bliss Bar Cupcakes

Cranberry Bliss Bar Cupcakes

These whimsical cupcakes have it all!  Chopped white chocolate and tart dried cranberries baked right in the luscious cupcake base, swirled lemon cream cheese frosting, and sparkling cranberries glistening on the top.  It’s my favorite Starbucks holiday treat in a cupcake!

So something very strange happened to me while I was doing my last minute grocery shop for Christmas day…

Ok, so not Santa Clause, but a fat (and a little too jolly) 65 year old man with a white beard.  Let’s just say I was very uncomfortable and wanted to duck my head into the neck of my sweater and never return.  Even the check out girl asked “Did that just happen?”  I replied with “Yes, it did.  Do you happen to sell rape whistles next to the gum?”  So now I have proof that at 32 with 2 kids and 10 years of marriage under my belt, I still “got it”.  At least to perverted old men.  Find another chimney Santa!


  • 1½ sticks softened butter
  • ¾ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped white chocolate
  • ¼ cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 8 oz package of softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs lemon zest
  • 3 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cream
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