Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake

The Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake is a divine confluence of two beloved desserts: the rich, moist goodness of carrot cake and the creamy, indulgent delight of cheesecake. This fusion creates a dessert that is not only visually stunning but also offers a taste experience that is both familiar and excitingly novel. I ventured into making this cake with a sense of anticipation, drawn by the promise of combining these two favorites into one extraordinary dessert. The result was spectacular, with layers of flavorful carrot cake and velvety cheesecake, all topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting that tied everything together beautifully. It’s a perfect choice for special occasions or whenever you want to treat yourself to something truly special.


For the Carrot Cake:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt

For the Cheesecake Mixture:

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 packages cream cheese

For the Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cheesecake Mixture Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a springform pan by greasing it lightly.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and flour.
  3. Using an electric mixer, blend the cream cheese with the sugar-flour mixture until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and sour cream, blending for an additional 2 minutes. Set aside.

Carrot Cake Preparation:

  1. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the white flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder, and salt for about 1 minute.
  2. In another bowl, combine the oil, applesauce, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Use a hand mixer to blend, then gradually add the dry ingredients and the grated carrots, mixing until well combined.
  3. In the prepared springform pan, pour alternating layers of carrot cake mixture and cheesecake mixture, starting and ending with the carrot cake mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour.

Topping Preparation:

  1. Using an electric hand mixer, whip the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to mix for about 5 minutes until well combined.
  3. Spread the topping evenly over the cooled cake.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Additional Tips

  • Ensure Cream Cheese is at Room Temperature: For a smoother cheesecake layer, ensure that the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing.
  • Cooling Time: Allow the cheesecake cake to cool completely before adding the frosting to prevent it from melting into the layers.
  • Serving: For clean slices, dip a sharp knife in hot water and wipe it dry before each cut.
  • Storage: This cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, making it a great make-ahead dessert.

FAQ Section

  1. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of white flour?
    • Yes, but it may affect the texture. For a lighter cake, stick with white flour.
  2. Can I add nuts to the carrot cake mixture?
    • Absolutely! Walnuts or pecans would make a great addition. Add about 1/2 cup if desired.
  3. How do I prevent the cheesecake layer from cracking?
    • Avoid opening the oven door while baking, and ensure a gentle cooling process by turning off the oven and leaving the door ajar.
  4. Can I freeze this cake?
    • Yes, the cake freezes well. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  5. Can I make this cake gluten-free?
    • Yes, by substituting the flour for a gluten-free all-purpose blend. Make sure all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.

The Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake is a showstopper dessert that combines the best of both worlds. Its layers of moist carrot cake and smooth cheesecake, crowned with a velvety cream cheese frosting, make it an unforgettable treat for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or simply indulging in a baking project, this recipe promises a deliciously rewarding experience.