Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a great pick-me-up snack cake with rich cream cheese frosting. Moist and delicious, perfect for anytime!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F and grease and flour a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together oil, sugars and eggs until well combined.
  4. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients, until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Stir in grated carrots and apples until just combined and pour into baking pan.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tests done in the center with a butter knife.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes then take out of pan to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. For frosting, mix cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.
  9. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla then gradually start adding the confectioners' sugar until blended.
  10. Beat with an electric mixer to get frosting smooth, then frost top and sides of cooled cake.
  11. Cut into squares and serve, garnish with walnut halves and grated lemon peel, if desired.


Most Helpful

we tried this really easy cake, it was so tasty and not dry (even without the frosting). so good with morning tea. i will cook it again very soon.thank you:)

PeacePan February 02, 2010

The cake was extremely moist, and not overly sweet. The frosting was very rich and sweet with a lemon bite. I used light cream cheese, and had to use more confectioners' sugar than stated to get a spreadable texture. Next time I'll make less of the frosting and spread it a little thinner to make it less rich. Overall a great snack cake.

PanNan May 08, 2007

This cake is absolutely amazing- as is the icing. It is very sweet however, so the 12 piece serving size is definitely accurate. I hate to admit that I did this during a game of tag but at the last minute I chickened out on all the calories and fat and subbed half the oil with unsweetened applesauce and used light cream cheese instead of regular. I can't even tell it is reduced fat!

Canadian_in_the_Bay February 02, 2007

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