See in the dark Carrot Cake cheesecake recipe. If you love carrot cake as much as I do, I'm sure you will be ecstatic about this twist on an already good traditional recipe. Get creative when layering the carrot cake and cheesecake; making sure that a layer of cheesecake is on the top.
1/4 cup Butter, melted|
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup Brown sugar
Carrot Cake Layer1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1 1/2 Eggs, beaten
3/4 cup Granulated sugar
3/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 tsp Baking soda
3/4 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1 cup Carrots, peeled and grated
1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped
1/8 to 1/4 cup Raisins, soaked in 1/8 cup Hazelnut liqueur
Cream Cheesecake Layer16 oz. Cream cheese
1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Topping1 Tb Toasted hazelnut crumbs
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ spring form pan
Mix graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar, then mix in
the melted butter. Put into bottom of a large springform pan.
Shake the crumbs around to spread them out and then press them down with a flat object.
Crack three eggs and beat well. Divide into two bowls. Using 1/2 the eggs for the Carrot Cake Layer and 1/2 for the Cream Cheese Layer.
Mix vegetable oil and one half of the eggs together.
Mix dry ingredients together. Mix dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
Beat in the carrots and walnuts. Mix in the raisins and liqueur.
Pour into springform pan and shake it around. Spread evenly with a spatula. Set aside.
Beat together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. Add the second half of the eggs, salt and lemon juice, beat until smooth. Pour over the carrot cake layer.
Bake for 50 minutes. Make sure the center of the carrot cheesecake layer is done. If so, turn off the heat and open the oven door for 30 minutes.
Remove cheesecake and let cool on a rack for an hour or so.
Refrigerate carrot cheesecake.
Sprinkle toasted hazelnut crumbs evenly around the top of the cheesecake using your thumb and two adjacent fingers in a repeated imitation of pinching salt.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!