Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Made with a deliciously spiced carrot cake batter and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting, these carrot cake bars are sure to be a hit with everyone.

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Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Do you love carrot cake? Well, prepare to have your mind blown because these carrot cake bars are even better than the original!

This carrot cake bars recipe isn’t only for Easter. I make this multiple times a year when my family has a craving for it.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

It’s easy and since it includes carrots, it must be good for you…right?

Made with a deliciously spiced carrot cake batter and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting, these carrot cake bars are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

So if you’re looking for an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, be sure to give these bars a try. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Makes 16 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Carrot Cake Bars Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Butter softened
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Shredded carrots

For the icing:

  • Cream cheese
  • Butter, softened
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Orange and green food coloring

For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

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How to Make Delicious Carrot Cake Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Add half the dry ingredients and beat until mixed, then add the remaining dry ingredients and beat until smooth.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Fold in the shredded carrots.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Allow the cake bars to cool completely, then prepare the icing by beating together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating between each addition.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Separate a small amount of the icing into two separate bowls. Add the orange food coloring to one bowl and the green food coloring to the other bowl. Stir until the coloring is mixed into the icing, then transfer each color to a piping bag.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Remove the cake bars from the pan by pulling the edges of the parchment paper up. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake bars and cut the bars into 16 pieces.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Decorate the top of each cake bar with a carrot using the orange and green icing.

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Serve and enjoy!

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
Yield: 16

Carrot Cake Bars

Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Made with a deliciously spiced carrot cake batter and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting, these carrot cake bars are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Set aside. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  5. Add half the dry ingredients and beat until mixed, then add the remaining dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  6. Fold in the shredded carrots. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  7. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  8. Allow the cake bars to cool completely, then prepare the icing by beating together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  9. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating between each addition. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  10. Separate a small amount of the icing into two separate bowls. Add the orange food coloring to one bowl and the green food coloring to the other bowl. Stir until the coloring is mixed into the icing, then transfer each color to a piping bag. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  11. Remove the cake bars from the pan by pulling the edges of the parchment paper up. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake bars and cut the bars into 16 pieces. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  12. Decorate the top of each cake bar with a carrot using the orange and green icing. Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
  13. Serve and enjoy! Delicious Carrot Cake Bars Recipe

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 158Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 50mgSodium 307mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 3g

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