Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars

I didn’t crave sweets most of my pregnancy with Owen, but it was the first thing I ate after delivering him.  I was craving the sugar.  It’s like I was making up for the time I went without (ok, with less of) it.  
 
I made dinner for a friend that just had a baby and made these Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars for dessert.  I’m hoping she is craving sweets post-partum just as much as I did, because these bars are definitely sweet, and boy are they rich.

If you are looking for a way to please both your Carrot Cake lovers and Cheesecake fans this Easter, I think these are your ticket (which means less work for you)!
 

 
 
 
These are a piece of cake to make. Here’s what you need….
 
Beat the cake mix, one egg, and stick of butter (softened)
 
 
Until it looks like this…
 
Press the dough into a greased 9 x 13 in. pan.
 
Then beat two 8 oz packages of cream cheese together until smooth.  Add two eggs, 1/2 c. sugar, and 1 tsp of vanilla and beat until combined.  
 Spread the cream cheese mixture over the bar mixture in the pan.
 
 
Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes. 
 
 Enjoy! And Happy Easter!
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars
 
For the carrot cake bar:
1 box Betty Crocker Carrot Cake Mix
1 egg
1 stick butter, soft
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat the cake mix, egg, and butter until it turns into a thick dough.  Press dough into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.  Set aside while you make the cheesecake layer.
Cheesecake layer:
16 oz. cream cheese, soft
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Frosting:
1 container Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting
Instructions
In a medium sized bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla and continue beating until creamy and smooth.
Pour the cheesecake layer over the carrot cake bar in the pan.  Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the edges start to pull away from the pan.  Let cool completely. 
Cut into squares and top each square with a dollop of Betty Crocker’s Rich and Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting.  I used a plastic sandwich bag and cut a hole in one of the corners to pipe my frosting. You  will only need about a 1/2 cup of frosting.
 

adapted from Sandra Lee’s Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Comments

  1. says

    My boyfriend and I decided to make these last night to bring to an Easter dinner. After we’d made the carrot cake layer we realized that we only bought one package of cream cheese. Since it was late and we were halfway into it, we decided to just half the cream cheese layer. I baked the bottom for about 10 minutes first, then added the cream cheese for the remaining 20. I stuck them in the fridge and went to bed, then this morning frosted them with “whipped” cream cheese frosting. I am sure the real way would be incredible because these are amazing!!

  2. says

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know I posted these today over on my blog, come check it out. I also linked back to you! Thanks for sharing

  3. says

    Hi Kristy! These look delicious. I came across them on Pinterest and i’m so glad I did. My boyfriend loves carrot cake and he will definitely LOVE these. I can’t wait to make them. Job well done. With that said, I like these so much that I am featuring them on my weekly Foodie Friday post with one of your photos and due credit of course with a link back. Please stop by tomorrow and check it out. http://chicagocuisinecritique.blogspot.com
    Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  4. Anonymous says

    Am I missing something? In the pic it shows a Betty Crocker frosting, but in the ingredients listed, it doesn’t say anything about frosting. So I’m confused. Did I miss something? Betty Crocker frosting or not??

    Thanks!

  5. Lisa BM says

    I have made these twice and OMG! My family and friends loved them. Just whipped up a batch this mornign for bingo tonight! Thanks for the recipe. Might look exactly like the picture too

  6. Anonymous says

    these look delicious! I’m planning on making for an upcoming party- would it be OK to make the night before? Thanks!!

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