Carrot cake, an old-fashioned lots-a-labor treat, gets a kick from fresh zucchini and an easy carrot-cake mix -- vintage taste with wee effort!
I get a real itch for comfort food around this time of year. Problem is, I'm not a food kind of a girl. I'm a straight up, born and bred, shamelessly addicted to sweets kind of girl. So, comfort food this time of year has little to do with meatloaf and pot pies and more to do with carrot cake and gingerbread and giant molasses cookies.
When I get a real hankering for a truly delicious dessert, I love whipping up a batch of these easy Carrot Zucchini Bars
A Betty Crocker carrot cake mix eliminates the need to grate a carrot down to your knuckles. Hooray for that!
To get yourself a batch of these tasty-delicious treats, it's really as simple as stirring together a quick batter...
...then being patient enough to let that batter cook and cool before topping with cream cheese frosting, chopped walnuts, and clever little carrot roses for garnish.
Of course, there are a dozen other pretty ways to top these dessert bars:
- Try sprinkling fresh blueberries or raspberries on top of the frosting.
- Or drizzle white chocolate over each frosted bar for a more elegant look.
- Better yet, try swapping out the Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting for a bottle of Betty Crocker Whippy vanilla frosting, then top with oodles of coconut for a truly beautiful bar that tastes amazing!
No matter how you slice them, these simple bars will have you and your loved ones smiling for their great, comfort food flavor. No meatloaf required!
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as inspiration!Brooke blogs at CheekyKitchen.com where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke’s profile to see what she cooks up next!
Do you like carrot treats?