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Carrot and Zucchini Bars With Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger and baking soda.
  • In another large bowl, combine Sue Bee® honey, eggs, carrot, zucchini, oil, vanilla, walnuts and raisins, if used.
  • Add carrot mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
  • Spread batter into an ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  • Frost and store in the refrigerator.
  • Cut into bars to serve.

Frosting

  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Fold in lemon/orange zest.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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