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Carrot-Cake Bars

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  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and baking soda.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Makes 16 bars.

Nutrition Facts (Carrot-Cake Bars)

480 calories; 24 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 141 mg sodium. 65 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber;

Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • 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.

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