Kathie Carr Recipe

Carrot Zucchini Bars with Lemon Lime Frosting

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

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Kathie's Story

I got this recipe from a friend several years ago on a handwritten card. She told me they were her family's favorite. And my family and friends like these very much, also.

There appear to be several version of this on the net and the BHG version is the closest I have found to this recipe so it may have originated there.


1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
baking soda
2 large
eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c
shredded fresh carrots
1 c
shredded fresh zucchini
1/2 c
3/4 c
chopped walnuts
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 pkg
(8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 c
sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp
finely shredded lemon peel
1 tsp
finely shredded lime peel

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda.

In another bowl stir together eggs, carrot, zucchini, raisins, walnuts, oil, honey, and vanilla.
Add carrot mixture to flour mixture and stir just until mixed. Spread batter in an un-greased 9 by 13 inch cake pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of bar comes out clean.

Cool pan on a wire rack and when cool frost with Lemon-Lime Frosting.
FROSTING: In a medium mixer bowl combine cream cheese, and powdered sugar. When well mixed and fluffy add lemon and lime peel. Frost bars.

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts

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1 Comment

Oct 6, 2012 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion group: CHATTERBOX