Yummy Toddler Food

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist, easy to stir together, and loaded with the classic flavors of carrot cake!

Step 1. 

In a medium bowl with a spatula or wooden spoon, stir together the eggs, carrots, oil, applesauce, and honey.

Step 2. 

Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda to the bowl and gently fold together, taking care not to overwork the flour.

Step 3. 

Fold the raisins into the dough. You can use golden or regular raisins. Grease an 8" x 8" pan with nonstick spray.

Step 4. 

Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and use a spatula to spread the batter evenly in the pan. Bake for 24-28 minutes.

Step 5. 

In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer, beat 6 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ¼ cup honey honey.

Step 6. 

Bake until golden brown around the edges and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then carefully invert onto a wire rack to cool fully.

Step 7. 

Spread frosting over the cooled cake, then carefully cut into 12 bars and serve. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Recipe by Amy Palanjian

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