Thursday, July 16, 2009

Foodie Friday Carrot Cheesecake

Hello again, and thanks for coming by the Lace and Ivy Cottage. I've been experiencing some technical difficulties with my computer and lost my internet connection for most of the week. Ugh! But at least I made it back in time for Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum. Make sure to pay her a visit for more mouth watering recipes.

This weeks recipe is a delicious Carrot Cheesecake. I can't take credit for creating this recipe. It's actually from Better Homes and Gardens, but I did test it for you and it's a keeper!
It doesn't look too pretty, but this is also how it looked in the magazine.

Carrot Cheesecake

1 package 2 layer size carrot cake mix
1 C water
1/2 C cooking oil
6 eggs
1/2 C raisins
3 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C coarsely chopped candied walnuts
1 C powdered sugar
3 to 4 tsp. milk

  1. Preheat oven to 325 deg. F. Grease and flour 10-inch springform pan; set aside. In large bowl, combine carrot cake mix, 1 C water, oil, and 3 eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 3 min. Fold in raisins. Pour into pan.
  2. In another bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer on medum speed until smooth. Beat in granulated sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in remaining 3 eggs. Pour slowly over carrot cake layer. Place cheesecake on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until center is set (top will be uneven and center may fall slightly as it cools). Cool 30 min. Romove sides of pan; cool completely, and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Top with candied walnuts, if desired.
  5. In medium bowl combine 1 C powdered sugar and enough milk to make of drizzling consistency. Cut cheesecake into wedges and place each wedge on serving plate. Drizzle each piece with icing.

I recommend this recipe, it was easy and delicious. But if you decide to make it, start it early in the morning or the day before because it requires a lengthy time in the fridge to cool.

Happy Foodie Friday everyone. Bon Appetit!

Till next time,


Bobbie said...

I love homemade cheesecake but it does take a while to master, and all day to cook and then cool, Never heard of this one! carrot cake!!

Allidink said...

Oh yum! Cheesecake is like my favorite dessert. I've never had a homemade one!

All the best,

heartnsoulcooking said...

WOW!!! I love cheesecake. Never made it with a box carrot cake. This sounds and looks YUMMY!!! I need to add this to my recipe box. THANKS!!! Geri

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Yum! That looks and sounds delicious! Very different than traditional cheesecake. Would be great during the holidays.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This sounds delicious!!

Mary said...

What a unique recipe. It looks and sounds wonderful.I imagine the carrot cake mix adds a slight hint of spice to the finished cheese cake. Thanks for testing and then sharing this recipe with us. Have a wonderful day.

Joyce said...

Now that is a different recipe and one that I need to try since you said it was good and it certainly looks delicious from the photos. thanks for sharing....

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oooo this looks so yummy! I love carrot cake, but have never had it with the cream cheese right in the cake! Can't wait to try this recipe!

Have a wonderful day!

darnold23 said...

Thanks for the recommendation. This is so different than anything I have tried. I appreciate the recipe. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays on I hope you will join me. THERE WILL BE PRIZES:)

Anonymous said...

I love cheesecake and carrot cake...I for sure am going to try this recipe. Thanks

The Desperate Cook said...

Carrot cheescake...this sounds wonderful.

xinex said...

looks so good, Lorna! I am going to try it..Christine

Amy said...

All I can say is yummy! This cheesecake recipe looks pretty easy, so I think I could handle it for sure. Sounds like a great summer dessert. Thank you so much for sharing it! Amy

Chandy said...

Lorna, that is one tall and delish looking cheesecake! Wow! Thanks for sharing, sounds like a keeper.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

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