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Carrot Apple Squares

No recipe image available.These moist and delicious, cake-like spiced carrot and apple squares make healthy lunch treats or after-school snacks. Tip: The batter can also be used to make muffins.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated apple
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl cream together butter, sugar and egg, add vanilla stirring until blended.
  4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture, followed by carrots, apples and raisins. Mix well and pour into a 13x9x2-inch pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until tested done.
  5. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice (enough to make a thin glaze).
  6. Spread glaze evenly on top of the slightly cooled, but still warm cake. Let cool completely before cutting.
  7. If making muffins; fill each lined muffin tin 2/3 full. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or when wooden pick inserted into center of one muffin comes out clean.

Makes 24 squares.