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Easy Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars Recipe

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A special treat for summer, Easter, or when you are craving carrot cake, these these carrot cake zucchini bars are easy and delicious.

In other words, carrot cake and zucchini come together to create a delicious dessert that carrot cake lovers will be excited about!

This recipe uses boxed carrot cake simply because it saves time and we find it to be more inexpensive than making your own. A box of carrot cake only costs a few dollars so when you are on a budget, it works great for quick budget-friendly desserts.

Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars Recipe

A delicious dessert for Easter or spring, these Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars are easy to make. Both kids and adults can enjoy these either as a sweet treat or after dinner dessert.

You may also like these tasty carrot cake recipes!

Ingredients Needed:

Pre-made Carrot Cake Mix: Any boxed brand carrot cake will work, so choose your favorite. You will make the carrot cake per the instructions on the box so you will want to make sure you have the eggs and other ingredients on hand.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Premade cream cheese frosting off the shelf. You can make your own if you want, but store bought icing works well and is used for this recipe.

Shredded Zucchini: After shredding your zucchini, you will want to squeeze out the juices so there are no extra liquids in the bars.

Cookie Frosting: Green and orange cookie frosting is used to make the carrot design on top. We like cookie frosting because it’s easy to apply.

Easy Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars Recipe

Ingredients - Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars Recipe

  • 1 box carrot cake mix + additional ingredients per instructions
  • 1 cup of zucchini, shredded and squeezed
  • Cream cheese frosting in piping bag with cut tip
  • Orange cookie frosting
  • Green cookie frosting

How to Make the Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, prepare cake batter per box instructions. Then, fold in shredded zucchini until the cake batter and zucchini shreds are fully mixed.

Line a 13×9 sheet pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the carrot cake cool completely. This is an important step because you don’t want the icing to melt when you put it on the cake.

Once the carrot cake has cooled, slice it into 8-10 bars.

Pipe a border of frosting around each bar then pipe frosting in the middle and smooth out

Using the orange cookie frosting, drizzle on the icing to make a carrot shape. Then, use the green cookie frosting to create the leaves of the carrot.

Once you have the carrot cake zucchini bars decorated, you can serve them or place them in the fridge so that the icing can set further.

Easy Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars Recipe

Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars Recipe

Easy Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars Recipe

Carrot cake and zucchini come together to create a delicious dessert that carrot cake lovers will be excited about.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 810 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box box carrot cake mix + additional ingredients per instructions
  • 1 c zucchini, shredded and squeezed
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting (in piping bag with cut tip)
  • Orange cookie frosting
  • Green cookie frosting

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, prepare cake batter per box instructions. Then, fold in shredded zucchini until the cake batter and zucchini shreds are fully mixed.
  • Line a 13×9 sheet pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the carrot cake cool completely. This is an important step because you don’t want the icing to melt when you put it on the cake.
  • Once the carrot cake has cooled, slice it into 8-10 bars.
  • Pipe a border of frosting around each bar then pipe frosting in the middle and smooth out
  • Using the orange cookie frosting, drizzle on the icing to make a carrot shape. Then, use the green cookie frosting to create the leaves of the carrot.
  • Once you have the carrot cake zucchini bars decorated, you can serve them or place them in the fridge so that the icing can set further.
Keyword dessert

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