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salted chocolate and pecan cake bars

Two cakes in one day? Life is cruel, isn’t it?

However, if all you think I do all day is sit around and eat cake, you’re sadly mistaken. Right now, for instance, I’m cooking up a chicken. I’m also re-living a dream I had two nights ago where I was first in line at the taco truck and got the very last order of carnitas tacos. Unfortunately the alarm clock went off right as I was about to take a bite.

You really don’t want to miss out on this cake, though. Somehow it contains zero butter and still remains quite delicious. The idea baffles me but what can ya do?

Head over to Tasty Kitchen for my step-by-step photo recipe!

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  • Laurie
    April 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Looks delicious! This is on my list to make this weekend!

  • Debbie B (DebaRooRoo)
    April 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    You had me at chocolate and salt. Such a great combination! I’m actually eating pretzel m&m’s right now (although your bars look tastier πŸ˜‰ hehe).

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    April 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Wow this sounds and looks amazing Jenna! Carnitas were always my favorite kind of taco…

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    April 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Salt + Chocolate = True Love

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    April 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    So many awesome recipes on your blog lately!!! This looks fantastic!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    April 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    So many awesome recipes on your blog lately!!! This looks fantastic!

  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    April 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    It’s you who got my addicted to salted chocolate!! I can never go back…

  • Heather at Heather's Dish
    April 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Oh my word feed me!

  • Moni'sMeals
    April 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    bless you for both of these cakes! but which one do I go for, such decisions πŸ™‚

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    April 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    yumm! when I saw the name of the bars on twitter I thought they would be sticky like pecan pie.
    But they look wonderfully cakey which is what I love! delish! πŸ™‚

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    April 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Sounds scrumptious! I love sweet and salty.

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    April 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Now, I’m craving tacos! haha That cake sounds wonderful.

  • Baking 'n' Books
    April 6, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I’ve never tried any version of these before. But it looks like Coffee Cake. So it shall be done πŸ˜‰

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    April 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    “However, if all you think I do all day is sit around and eat cake, you’re sadly mistaken.”

    My image of you is shattered and crushed now. Darn. πŸ™‚

    Sitting around eating cake all day kinda makes for a good day if you ask me πŸ™‚

  • Jamie@everydaydolce
    April 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Oh my word…must make these asap. You’re recipes make me happy πŸ™‚

  • Melissa
    April 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    These just came out of the oven, cannot wait to try one!

  • Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily
    April 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Why cruel world so many cakes so little time.

  • Andrea
    April 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Salt and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly. The perfect match!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    April 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Pecans? No butter? Chocoalte? Hello, heaven. I would like to come in now.

  • Paige
    April 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Salted chocolate ANYTHING and I’m sold πŸ˜€

  • Lee @ in the pink of condition
    April 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    how on earth do you make a delicious cake like that without butter? you are definitely a culinary genius and health nut’s best friend! i love you blog, by the way πŸ™‚

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    April 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    yummeeey! I like πŸ˜‰

  • Khushboo
    April 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I don’t think I ever thanked you for introducing me to the deliciousness of salty chocolate! Ever since u raved about sea salt lindt back in the days, I have been hooked! No better way to eat chocolate πŸ˜€

  • Branden
    April 7, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Yum! I’m trying this tonight!

  • Danielle @ weightsandmeasures
    April 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Hey Jenna! I saw these. Lusted. Veganized. Baked. Said “Holy Moly!”. Blogged about it. http://weightsandmeasures.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/trial-and-holy-moly/

    They definitely had a different texture than yours, BUT they are absolutely delicious. I really and truly enjoyed them!