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Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars

Jessie M
These moist and flavourful carrot cake bars feature a rich cheesecake swirl. All the goodness of a carrot cake in a convenient easy to eat bar.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 9 bars


Carrot Cake Bar

  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C freshly grated carrots

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 1/2 C cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract P


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Carrot Cake batter

  • In a large bowl add the melted butter and brown sugar and mix till they are well combined.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and stir till they are incorporated.
  • In the same bowl add the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Using a rubber spatula mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Fold in the grated carrots. Set aside.

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • In a medium sized bowl add the softened cream cheese, egg yolk, white sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Making the bars

  • Add around half of the carrot cake batter into the lined baking pan. Evenly spread the batter so it covers the entire base of the pan.
  • Drop spoonfuls the of cream cheese mixture on top of the base. Continue until the mixture is used up.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the remaining carrot cake batter on top of the cream cheese.
  • Using a knife swirl around until the two layers are swirled together.
  • Bake for 35-38 minutes. Cool completely before cutting the bars.
  • Enjoy!


To store, place the bars in an airtight container in the fridge.
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