Get ready to indulge! This copycat Carrot Cake Cheesecake is everything you want in a dessert. Rich creamy cheesecake, surrounded by moist carrot cake, then topped with a pineapple cream cheese frosting. Are you drooling yet? Oh, and one more thing, it’s just as delicious as the Cheesecake Factory original too. Yum!
OK, I originally was making this Carrot Cake Cheesecake recipe to celebrate one of the other bloggers 16th anniversary today and, believe it or not, for the life of me, I can’t remember which one. Pretty sad huh? The good news though is that we had a fantastic dessert for our friend that visited and even delivered some to each of our offices. Everyone said I could make an anniversary cheesecake any time I wanted (I wonder who’s coming up next?) so I know it was enjoyed & appreciated by all!
I absolutely adore cheesecake, which is why I have to keep my visits to the Cheesecake Factory to a minimum and, for this special occasion, wanted to make something completely different from my favorites. Now mind you, I love my mom’s New York Style Cheesecake, my sister’s Fudge Truffle Cheesecake and my daughter’s Margarita Cheesecake, but how does a cheesecake with a combination of a moist and spicy carrot cake and a rich creamy cheesecake sound? Absolutely, over-the-top delicious, right? And you guessed it, I had it first at the Cheesecake Factory. 🙂
Now, if you’ve ever been to Cheesecake Factory, you know nothing is better than their cheesecakes! Even now I’m drooling over their selection of mouthwatering cheesecakes in every combination imaginable. So I went in search of a good copycat recipe and found the same one I made here on so many sites that I figured it must be the real deal. And, oh my gosh, was it ever!
It’s really easy to make, subbing in the carrot cake for the usual graham crust and then randomly spooning in both of the flavors for a mixed flavor effect, and finally finishing with a super out-of-this-world pineapple cream cheese frosting. Which, by the way, I am going to use from now on, on just about anything that calls for a cream cheese frosting, like my Zesty Citrus Bar Cookies.
So go ahead and indulge. Make it for Easter or just for a spring or summer dessert. You’ll have no end of compliments on its deliciousness!
And just a little advice, if you ever go visit the Cheesecake Factory, split a light lunch or dinner with a bestie so you save room for a big piece of their cheesecake? Just sayin’ you might want to think about that beforehand. Enjoy!