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Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars are the best of two desserts - carrot cake and cheesecake. Cream cheese is swirled through carrot cake batter and baked to perfection in these bite sized bars. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 319 kcal


For the Cheesecake:

  • 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Carrot Cake:

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups grated carrots


For the Cheesecake:

  • Add the cream cheese and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until well incorporated. Add in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the sour cream and vanilla. Set aside.

For the Carrot Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla until fully combined.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet and then fold in the carrots. Be careful not to overmix.

To Assemble:

  • Spread half of the cake batter into the prepared pan.
  • Alternate between the cake batter and the cream cheese mixture, adding dollops on top of the cake batter layer.
  • Use a butter knife or toothpick to swirl the cream cheese through the batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until lightly golden and the top of the bars are springy.
  • Cool completely, then cut into bars.


Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars can be made in advance. They will keep in the fridge for around 5 days.


Serving: 1barCalories: 319kcalCarbohydrates: 27.9gProtein: 4.7gFat: 21.6gSaturated Fat: 8.8gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 149mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 18.8g

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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