Delicious Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Did you ever know that carrots contains valuable amounts of antioxidant nutrients? Carrots are best known for its reach supply of beta-carotene. And beta-carotene as we all know is converted by our body to Vitamin A. Aside from that, carrot extract may help to protect your liver, restore your vision and plays a vital role in cancer prevention. So now that you know that carrots plays a significant role in every one’s diet, it would be best to know this carrot cake cheesecake recipe.

For the serious carrot cake lover, this carrot cheesecake should go onto your list of recipes to try. Every bite promises full on deliciousness! Great for a special family meal or for a birthday cake. We show you the simple ingredients for the carrot cake component, there is also the cheesecake and the whipped cream cheese frosting ingredients that go into this fabulous dessert.

For Carrot Cake:

- 1 cup All Purpose flour

- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder

- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg powder

- 1/8 teaspoon clove powder

- Pinch of salt

- 2 eggs

- 1 carrot, grated

- 1/2 cup castor sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1/2 cup oil

- 2 teaspoon maple syrup

- 1/4 cup dried coconut (optional)

- 1/4 cup raisins

For Cheesecake:

- 8 oz or 250 g cream cheese, room temperature

- 1/4 cup castor sugar (superfine sugar)

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice- 2 eggs- 1/4 cup sour cream

For Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:

- 7 oz cream cheese, room temperature

- 3 tablespoon butter, room temperature

- 1 cup icing / powdered sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 cup ready whipped cream

- Toasted whole pecan nuts to decorate

- Caramel sauce for topping

Good luck and Happy Baking!

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