Saturday, July 2, 2011

Carrot Cake Bars

These delicious carrot cake bars are so easy to make my daughter helped me do most of the work ♥  I even had a bag of baby carrots in the fridge, just waiting to become a tasty treat for the family!  Happy 4th of July to you and yours!!! 

Carrot Cake Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup slightly beaten egg whites
  (about 7 or 8 egg whites)
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup cooking oil
( I use extra light tasting extra virgin olive oil)
3 cups shredded carrot
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
8 ounces cream cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350, grease 15-by-10-inch baking pan, set aside.

2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda.

3. In medium bowl, stir together egg whites, applesauce and oil.
Stir into flour mixture. Stir in shredded carrot.

4. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake 25 ~ 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool completely on wire rack.
5. In medium bowl, beat together sifted powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth.

6. Spread frosting over carrot cake, slice into 36 bars.  Serve and Enjoy ♥

Recipe from fitness magazine, June 2011

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