Carrot Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting

Our thanks to Brandi from Langford for submitting this recipe.

Cooking time
35 min.
Preparation time
30 min.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. each baking soda and baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups grated carrot
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In large mixing bowl, beat sugar, apple sauce and eggs until well combined. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, powder, salt and spices, then pour into egg mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in carrots, nuts, raisins and vanilla. Pour into non-stick 8" x 8" baking pan and bake 35-40 minutes. Cool before icing.
  2. Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Beat ½ cup of room temperature Island Farms by Natrel cream cheese with ½ cup of softened New Natrel butter and a drop of vanilla. Add 1 ½ cups icing sugar and beat until fully incorporated.