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Cream Cheese Swirled Carrot Cake Bars

Cream Cheese Swirled Carrot Cake Bars

Cream Cheese Swirled Carrot Cake Bars - easy, moist, fluffy, and soooo yummy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 145kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots (I used two large carrots and a box grater)
  • 1 cup sugar (may reduce to ¾ up if desired)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup flour

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl combine carrots, sugar, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla and mix well. Add baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and flour and mix until combined. Spread batter in your prepared pan.
  • In a medium bowl mix cream cheese sugar, vanilla, flour, and egg until smooth. Drizzle over the top of your cake batter. Use a knife to swirl the cream cheese mixture into the batter.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars and serving. Store in airtight container chilled or at room temperature.


Store in airtight container in fridge up to five days. 


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1246IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg