Have I expressed to you all my love for cheesecake? I don’t think I have. Well, in case you were wondering, I love all cheesecake. Plain, Oreo, raspberry… You name it. It’s actually quite an obsession. So what do you get when you combine cheesecake with carrot cake? Pure deliciousness. Keep reading to find the recipe, perfect for Easter!
2 (8-ounces each) packages cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon flour
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup sour cream
For the Carrot Cake:
¾ cup vegetable or canola oil
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
½ pound finely grated carrots (1 cup or so)
And the Cream Cheese Frosting:
3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1½ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon sour cream
For the cheesecake, in a medium bowl using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and flour until a smooth mixture.
Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix just until blended. Set aside.
For the carrot cake, in a large bowl using an electric mixer again, beat together the oil, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until the mixture is creamy and light.
Stir in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt until just combined. Follow by mixing in the carrots.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly grease a springform pan with cooking spray. Spread half of the carrot cake batter into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Dollop half of the cheesecake batter on top of the carrot cake layer in large spoonfuls. Don't spread or swirl together.
Dollop the rest of the carrot cake batter on and around the spoonfuls of cheesecake batter. Spread the last half of the cheesecake batter on top of all the layers and spread with an offset spatula into an even layer. Tap the pan on the counter a couple of times to get rid of any air bubbles.
Bake the cheesecake for 60-70 minutes, tenting the top of the cheesecake with foil the last 20 -30 minutes of baking if it is browning too quickly.
Let the cheesecake cool completely on a wire rack in the pan.
While it cools, make the frosting by whipping together the cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth.
Mix in the powdered sugar a little at a time until the frosting is well-combined with no lumps.
Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix well.
When the cake has cooled, spread the frosting evenly over the top. Cover with tin foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled before serving.
Monday Mornings are a time that I absolutely treasure. It’s a time where I sit down for a moment of solitude before the hustle and the bustle of the week commences. I reflect, research, plan, and embrace. Keep reading to find this week’s best articles around the web, shopping links, and more to get your week started off right!
Morning, friends! I feel like every time I post here these days I’m apologizing for the absence. I know that each and every one of you come here for different reasons, but I’ve made these reasons my priority and commitment to keep sharing rad stuff… Which leads me to today’s post! Remember our Monday Mornings series? Lot’s a fun stuff going on in today’s roundup, including Easter things!
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Do you ever show up empty handed to a housewarming party and just feel completely horrible about it? Or what about to a farm to table dinner where you had no clue all of your friends were going to bring hostess gifts? If you’re thinking, “This is so me!” keep reading, this post is for you.
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You know what I love? A delicious pasta recipe full of vegetables, protein and good oils. That’s what I call some comfort food – without all of the added calories. You could also easily meal prep this pasta recipe, then portion it out throughout the week for lunch and dinner. I’m trying to start to pack my lunch more often, and recipes like this make that super easy.