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Frosted Carrot Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 jars (6 ounces each) carrot baby food
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Yellow, red and green liquid food coloring
  • 2 pastry or heavy-duty resealable plastic bags

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, beat sugar, oil, eggs and carrots. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to carrot mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool.
  • 2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Blend in sugar until smooth. Place 1/4 cup of frosting in a small bowl; stir in yellow and red food coloring to make orange. Set aside. Place 3 tablespoons frosting in a small bowl; stir in green food coloring.
  • 3. Spread white frosting on cake. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with orange frosting. Mark off 20 squares on the cake; pipe a small carrot in the center of each square. Place green frosting in another bag; cut a small hole in the corner. Pipe greens on top of each carrot.

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Reviews

Average Rating: 5
  • angela32
    Jun 4, 2018

    Delicious cake, very moist! Won't hesitate to make again and again!

  • kbanks
    Feb 28, 2011

    This is fabulous and super moist. My kids love it---they won't eat regular carrot cake where they can see the carrots!

  • letsnosh
    Dec 31, 1969

    First time I tried these, no one could believe there was baby food used in the recipe. These bars have becom a favorite in my family, and I have the recipe requested often. They're YUMMY.

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