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Cream Cheese Swirled Carrot Cake Bars
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Cream Cheese Swirled Carrot Cake Bars

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots (I used two large carrots and a box grater)
  • 1 cup sugar (may reduce to 3/4 up if desired)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flour

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (light or fat free are okay)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • 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.