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Stack of two carrot cake blondies on parchment paper
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Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies are made with shredded carrots,cinnamon spice and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting - which I think is the best part!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 blondies
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $10



  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (94g) shredded carrots (see note)


  • ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (226g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and flour in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream brown sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Mix in dry ingredients. Stir in carrots.
  • Press into prepared pan (dough is sticky, spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to your hands).
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes. (Be careful not to overcook - the center will still be jiggly when you take these out of the oven and they will finish cooking and firming up as they cool. They stay super soft though!)
  • Cool completely in pan before frosting.
  • Make your frosting: beat cream cheese and butter together with an electric mixer. Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Add vanilla and cinnamon and mix until smooth. Frost bars in pan.


Note: be sure to shred your own carrots and don’t pack them in the measuring cup.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 3046IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg