Carole's StoryI found this recipe online..it read "A scrumptious Carrot Cake Cheesecake with the added sweetness of pineapple frosting"...YEP they were right. I made this for an open house this past summer..it was a huge hit. Not one crumb was left on the plate..in fact people were looking for more. Next time I will make two. It is rich, but, oh soooo delicious.
duncan hines decadant carrot cake mix (this cake mix has the carrots and raisins inside the box)
hot tap water (for soaking carrots and raisins)
8 1/2 oz
can crushed pineapple, packed in juice, drained well, reserve juice
CHEESE CAKE FILLING:
8 ounce packages cream cheese
2 1/2 tsp
PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
cream cheese, softened
1CARROT CAKE: You will find carrots and raisins inside cake mix box...soak carrots and raisins in the 1 cup HOT water, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess water from carrots and raisins. Discard water.
2In large bowl add dry mix, 2 eggs, 1/4 C. oil. Add well drained carrots, raisins, pineapple and walnuts. Mix well..do not use an electric mixer..do by hand. Spread 2 cups of carrot cake on bottom of greased 9-9 1/2" springform pan. Reserve remaining carrot cake.
3CHEESECAKE: In large bowl beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in eggs.
4Spread 1/2 of the cheesecake batter on top of the carrot cake. Spoon on remaining carrot cake and top with remaining cheese cake batter. DO NOT marble this mixture at all.
5Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until cake is set and cooked through. Cool to room temperature. Then frost with pineapple frosting, if desired.
6PINEAPPLE FROSTING: Beat Cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and pineapple juice until smooth. Beat in powder sugar until smooth. Frost once cake is completely cooled. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
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