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Transform your preferred layer cake into an easy carrot cake bar recipe. Don’t skimp on the cream cheese frosting.

Recipe Is: Meatless, Low Cholesterol

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh or canned, drained pineapple
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving 187
  • Fat per serving 9g
  • Saturated fat per serving 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving 3g
  • Protein per serving 2g
  • Carbohydrate per serving 25g
  • Fiber per serving 1g
  • Cholesterol per serving 19mg
  • Iron per serving 1mg
  • Sodium per serving 161mg
  • Calcium per serving 33mg
  • Calories per serving 187
  • Fat per serving 9g
  • Saturated fat per serving 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving 3g
  • Protein per serving 2g
  • Carbohydrate per serving 25g
  • Fiber per serving 1g
  • Cholesterol per serving 19mg
  • Iron per serving 1mg
  • Sodium per serving 161mg
  • Calcium per serving 33mg

How to really make it

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350o.

Step 2

Coat an 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Put aside.

Step 3

Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) inside a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 4

Beat together sugar, yogurt, oil, and egg in a large bowl. Stir in the carrot and pineapple. Mix with dry ingredients. Fold in pecans.

Step 5

Spoon batter into pan. Bake 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool.

Step 6

Beat cream cheese in a medium bowl. Add fresh lemon juice. Beat in powdered sugar. Spread frosting over cake. Reduce 12 squares.