I’m in love with a cheesecake….is that wrong? *sigh*. Cheesecake and Carrot Cake marry to make this lovely little hunk of heaven. I love people who have the creativity to dream this stuff up. Now that I have this recipe I’m thinking …what other cake could you do this with?? Ah the possibilities! To Read More, Click On The Title Of The Recipe
But today it’s all about you my little carrot cake wonder. This recipe came from RecipeZaar. I found this recipe while looking for a different carrot cake recipe, I think this is different enough don’t you!? It may sound a little intimidating but it’s not, you’re just making two batters up. One for the cheesecake part and one for the carrot cake part. I didn’t put the coconut or the walnuts in this because my honey doesn’t care for either one and it was still awesome! I don’t know how this could be any better, you have carrot cake and cheesecake all in one luscious bite!
After the batter for each is made you take your 9 inch springform pan , grease it then put 1 1/2 cups of the carrot cake batter on the bottom of the pan. Then you drop large spoonfuls of the cheesecake batter on top of it, then the rest of the carrot cake batter, then the rest of the cheesecake batter till it looks like this:
You don’t have to swirl it with a knife just put it in the oven. When I read the 40 reviews for this cake some people said that it browned to much on the edges, they suggested turning the oven back to 300 degrees and baking longer, which I did. It took about and hour and 20 minutes to bake this.
It was beautiful ! The recipe said to put this in the fridge for an hour then frost it with the Cream Cheese Frosting.
The next step was to let it sit in the fridge for another 3 or 4 hours…yeah right, after I have a piece!
Maybe if I stare at her with my big puppy eyes she’ll share…..
Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Cheesecake
16 ounces cream cheese (at room temp)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash salt
1 (8 1/2 ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained with juice reserved
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice
To make cheesecake,
In large bowl of electric mixer, beat together 2 pkgs cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth.
Beat in 1 tablespoon flour, 3 eggs and 1teaspoons vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
Meanwhile prepare Carrot Cake:
In large bowl, combine oil, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla, blending thoroughly.
Stir in 1 cup flour, baking soda, cinnamon and dash salt, mixing well.
Stir in drained pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts.
Spread 1 1/2 cups carrot cake batter over bottom of greased 9-or 9 1/2-inch springform pan.
Drop large spoonfuls of cream cheese batter over carrot cake batter; top with large spoonfuls of remaining carrot cake batter.
Repeat with remaining cream cheese batter, spreading evenly with a knife.
Do not marble with a knife.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 50 to 65 minutes or until cake is set and cooked through. (I baked this at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes)
Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.
When cake is cold, prepare Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting.
In a bowl of electric mixer, combine 2 oz cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice and dash of salt.
Beat until smooth and of spreading consistency.
Frost top of cheesecake.
Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving.
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Oh My! I’m reporting you to the food porn bureau……
I can attest to this recipe. I made it for a potluck at work once and it was a HIT! I’ve got the recipe filed in case the need for a terrific cheesecake comes up again!
Holy moly this looks good! I’m really loving your blog!
Bunny, Bunny, Bunny…you’re killing me with this one!! I have midterm exams this week and have to wait until the weekend to try my own version of this one. I see many variations of this in my head. Hummingbird cake cheesecake, pumpkin cake cheesecake, williamsburg orange cake cheesecake, banana cake cheesecake…my head is spinning!
Hey Bunny, check out the latest photo on my Rock Recipes Facebook Group.
I made my own version using my favorite carrot cake and vanilla cheesecake recipes. I decides to go with whipped cream and candied carrot curls for garnish. When I publish it to my blog, I’ll be sure to mention the source of my inspiration. 😉
I made it today and had it for dessert and it was amazing! Everyone loved it! thanks for the recipe! I am definitely writing this one down in my recipe book!
OMG Bunny. I think I’d like to dive in head first to that piece of cheesecake. Losing myself, with reckless abandon.
This is an awesome cheesecake! I order this whenever we go to Cheesecake Factory. YUM!
Have made this now 3x, as people request it . . . I have made a buttery graham cracker crust on the bottom, prebaked 10 min. because I love graham cracker crusts, and makes it more (to me) of a ‘cheesecake’- also add 1/2 bottle of pineapple icecream topping to top of icing. WAY TOO DELICIOUS.
this was amazing! do you have any recipes for pumpkin cheesecake??
Wow! I’ve been on a quest to find a round-up of carrot cake recipes in order to celebrate Carrot Cake Day, Feb. 3, 2010 and yours is just what I need. It looks absolutely delicious!!!
Would you mind very much if I “grabbed” your picture and included it in my post? Of course, I would link back to your recipe and your detailed commentary. Thank you so much for sharing Bunny:)
Hi Bunny, just taking a moment to thank you again for the link and the pic. The post is up and your Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Cheesecake (wow that’s some title!) sure is a hit!!!
Hi two wonderful cakes in one! My only problem is the pineapple, does it stand out in the cake? Is it really noticeable or does it just add to it? Love pineapple but not really in baked goods. Thanks looking forward to making this 🙂
Aviva, with all the different flavors going on in this cake I don’t think you’ll mind the pineapple in it. maybe you could cut the pineapple back and add more carrot? Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you make it!