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Carrot Cake Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting

These Carrot Cake Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting are perfect for when you have a carrot cake craving but don't want to go through the trouble of making one. These are made in a single layer, but have all the yummy flavor you would expect in a great carrot cake. They make the perfect snack or dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 673 kcal


Cake Ingredients

  • 4 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 lbs carrots shredded
  • 5 ounces walnuts chopped

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Carrot Cake Instructions

  1. Butter and flour cake pans and set aside.
  2. Shred carrots and chop walnuts.
  3. Using stand or hand mixer, beat eggs on high speed until frothy.
  4. Reduce mixer speed and gradually add oil.
  5. On low mixer speed, add sugar and salt.
  6. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda and add to egg mixture.
  7. Fold in carrots and walnuts.
  8. Distribute cake mixture into cake pan, spreading evenly.

  9. Bake at 375 for 25-28 minutes.
  10. Set on wire rack to cool.
  11. Run a butter knife along the edges, to make sure cake is released from edges and flip onto a
  12. plate.
  13. Move cake to a wire rack to cool thoroughly before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese on low to soften.

  2. Add butter to cream cheese, blending until mixture is smooth.
  3. Add vanilla and confectioner's sugar, mix until creamy and spreadable.

  4. Store in refrigerator until needed.
  5. Decorate squares as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 673 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 569mg25%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 13301IU266%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.