Deliciously moist carrot cake bars topped with a cream cheese swirl!

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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.

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction
Print

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yields 8

Ingredients

For the Cake Batter

  • 1 and 1/2 large carrots finely grated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200g
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese 115g, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups plain flour 156g

For the Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese 115g, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50g
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour 23g

Instructions

For the Cake Batter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Line an 8x8" pan with aluminium foil, and set aside.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Notes

If the cake is still jiggly in the middle, but the top is done, loosely cover with aluminium foil to prevent burning whilst baking!br]
Adapted from [Creme de la Crumb

 Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl | Marsha's Baking Addiction

37 Comments

37 comments on “Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Swirl”

  1. I am OBSESSED with cream cheese right now. I also have some carrots that are a bit sad, but would be perfect for carrot cake. Putting this on the plan to #conquerdessert this weekend.

  2. I see that in the original recipe on lecremedelacrumb, she used applesauce & baked in 9×13″ pan. I’m assuming you used a smaller pan to get thicker bars – which is always good. Are they moist enough without the applesauce? Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *