This rich and creamy dessert recipe starts off with a carrot cake mix and is topped off with a powdered sugar icing and toasted walnuts.
- Makes: 16 servings
- Prep: 40 mins
- Cool: 45 mins
- Bake: 1 hr 30 mins to 8 hrs 325°F
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch springform pan; set aside. In large bowl combine carrot cake mix, 1 cup water, oil, and 3 of the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Fold in raisins. Pour into pan.
- In another large bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in granulated sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in remaining 3 eggs just until combined. Slowly pour over carrot cake layer. Place cheesecake on baking sheet.
- 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 in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Using small sharp knife, loosen the cake from the sides of the pan. Cool 30 minutes. Remove sides of pan; cool completely, and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a small baking pan with foil; lightly coat foil with cooking spray. In small bowl combine 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon water, and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts. Spread nuts in even layer in prepared baking pan. Bake 8 minutes or until nuts are lightly toasted, stirring once. Cool.
- In medium bowl combine 1 cup powdered sugar and enough milk to make of drizzling consistency. Cut cheesecake into wedges and place each wedge on serving plate. Drizzle each serving with some of the powdered sugar icing. Break up walnuts and place atop cheesecake wedges. Makes 16 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Carrot Cheesecake)
- Per serving:
- 506 kcal cal.,
- 28 g fat
- (12 g sat. fat,
- 7 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 6 g monounsatured fat),
- 126 mg chol.,
- 373 mg sodium,
- 59 g carb.,
- 46 g sugar,
- 8 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet