08 April 2013

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

I wasn't sure what I was going to make for dessert on Easter, until I got on Pinterest. I came across the idea of carrot cake cheesecake. The idea I original saw was basically a double layer carrot cake with a cheesecake layered in the middle and covered in cream cheese frosting.  I thought that was a little overboard. 3 layers of cake/cheesecake? The frosting seemed a little unnecessary too with all that cream cheese in the cheesecake. I figured I would just put a layer of cake batter in my spring form pan and pour a layer of cheesecake batter over top and bake it like that.  Well, when I make the brown bottom cheesecake I have to bake the brownie a little bit before adding the cheesecake batter. I wasn't sure if I should bake the carrot cake batter some before adding the cheesecake batter. While I was doing research on the internet I cake across a copycat recipe for Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Cheesecake. In this version the carrot cake and cheesecake batters were marbled. I thought that was  fabulous idea so I ended up trying that. So, this cake did not bake flat at all! It was ugly so I ended up adding some cream cheese frosting to the top to make it look flat and a lot prettier.  Boy was this cheesecake delicious!

Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Carrot Cake batter

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl Cream oil and sugar. Add eggs. In a second bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to wet ingredients. Stir in carrots and nuts.

Cheesecake Batter
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate, melted
In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, flour, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add whole eggs and egg yolk all at once, beating on low speed just until combined (do not over beat). Stir in milk and melted white chocolate

Spread 1/2 of carrot cake batter over bottom of greased 9" or 9 1/2" spring form pan. Drop cheesecake batter over carrot cake batter by spoonfuls; top with spoonfuls of remaining carrot cake batter. Top with spoonfuls of remaining cheesecake batter, spreading evenly with a knife. Bake at 375F for 50-60 minutes or until center appears nearly set when shaken gently.  Remove from oven and  let cool on wire rack for 60 minutes.  Spread icing on the top of the cheesecake and let chill in the fridge at least 8 hours.

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk (if needed)
Mix together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. If mixture is too thick add a little bit of milk.


  1. It looks yummy..... what a scrumptious combination!!!
    2 of my favorite cakes combined in one... Wow :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

  2. It looks wonderful! I love the marbling in it - so unique and pretty!

  3. This looks AMAZING!!! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Just found your blog!! Love your posts. Following!

    I just started a new "pinteresty" blog and I would love for you to follow me back so that we can continue to share ideas. :)

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Naptime Nothings

  5. That looks sooo delicious!! I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    Just follow this link....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-27.html.


  6. What a beautiful Carrot Cheesecake. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Mmmm your cake sounds DELICIOUS!!!! Carrot cake and cheesecake are my two favorite things, and this looks amazing!

  8. Erin, oh my goodness. What a wonderful creation. This sounds absolutely delicious. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's Thriving on Thursday. Thanks so much for always linking up.

    Anne xx

  9. Yum! The cheesecake looks DELICIOUS! If anything could make me cheat on my diet this cake would be it.

  10. I saw this featured on someone's party and I thought it looked amazing! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Party!

  11. Congratulations Erin!! You were featured at Sew-Licious Craft Showcase! Thank you so much for participating. If you would like a button, just follow this link.


    p.s....I can not wait to try this!!

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