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Carrot-Cake Bars

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 40 mins

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and baking soda.
  2. Add the finely shredded carrots, the cooking oil, and eggs. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer until it's just combined. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  3. Transfer the carrot mixture to a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack.
  4. Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Makes 16 bars.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 3 - ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, softened, and vanilla with an electric mixer until the ingredients are light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar, beating the mixture well. Gradually beat in 2 to 2-1/2 cups additional sifted powdered sugar until mixture is spreadable. Makes 1-1/2 cups frosting.

Nutrition Facts

(Carrot-Cake Bars)

Servings Per Recipe 16, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 141, chol. (mg) 65, Fat, total (g) 24, carb. (g) 65, cal. (kcal) 480

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