Deliciously moist carrot cake bars topped with a cream cheese swirl!
Another first today – carrot cake (bars)! I think this may be the tastiest cake I’ve made to date, these are that good. They are super moist, and the cream cheese topping just gives them this delicious melt-in-your-mouth layer. It was very hard to stop going back for more!
I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do! In fact, you definitely will.
Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Line an 8x8" pan with aluminium foil, and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add the grated carrots, sugar, cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla extract, and mix well. Add the baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Mix until combined. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.
For the Cream Cheese Swirl
Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg, and flour until combined and smooth. Gently pour the mixture on top of the cake batter, then using a toothpick, run through both mixtures in circular motions to create swirls.
Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack before removing from the pan, and cutting into bars.