Uneeda - Owner & Designer/ March 31, 2018/ Cooking & Meal Planning, Mom Life, Recipes/ 1 comments

How to Make a Carrot Cake with Chocolate Chips and Cheesecake

Post-Author & Recipe Creator: Uneeda “Danielle” Phipps
Photos: © 2018 U-NEED-A Crafty Creation
Recipe Inspiration:
Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Recipe and Best Ever Cream Cheese Buttercream

Introduction

Easter was approaching fast and I was looking for the perfect idea to celebrate the holiday for my blog.

I’ve been in the mood to cook and I haven’t made a carrot cake in years.

I had a rough idea of what I wanted and went in search of a few different recipes I could pull from.  Pinterest is where I also look.

Here are the pins that I found and decided to use:

I took the parts I needed for the basic carrot cake recipe and cheesecake.  Then I added french vanilla pudding mix.

This makes the cake denser.  Since I was using a silicone mold I thought this would be a good idea.  It usually makes the cakes moister in my experience.

I also added milk chocolate chips to the cheesecake recipe.  As far the icing goes, I used the recipe just as it was.

The first cake came out ok.  I had added a little extra vegetable oil to it to compensate for the extra dry ingredients I added with the pudding mix.

It made the carrot cake taste like vegetable oil so I wouldn’t suggest trying that lmao.  I adjusted the recipe to have the correct amount of vegetable oil in it before I typed it up here btw lol.

Next time I make it I’m going to try it with applesauce or maybe crushed up bananas instead.  I might even try freezing it.

I’ve had a lot of success with freezing cakes as soon as they are cool enough to touch.  It traps in the steam from the heat which makes the cakes freeze with all that moisture.

The moistest cakes I have baked were ones that I froze that way.  They are much easier to ice frozen too.  No messy crumbs mucking up your icing lol.

I have seen people using crushed pineapple in their carrot cakes.  My kids hate pineapple so that’s a nonstarter for me lol.  Anyways, keep scrolling for the recipe!

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Make the cheesecake: Beat cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth.  Add flour, eggs, and vanilla extract.  Beat until combined.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
  4. Make the carrot cake: Blend together vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Mix in pudding mix until well combined.
  6. Stir in 1 cup of carrots.
  7. Layer your carrot cake then cheesecake in your pan.  Do not marble.
  8. Bake for 50-65 min or until completely set and cooked through.

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