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Monday, March 12, 2018

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert!

This post has been sponsored by Eggland’s Best. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert! www.nutritionistreviews.com
With Easter on its way, my mind has been thinking about different Easter recipes to make. Easter is by far my favorite holiday to celebrate with my family and I look forward to it every year. Especially since it seems to mark the end of winter and beginning of spring. My family has a ton of very specific Easter traditions that we do each year and carrot cake and cheesecake have often fallen into those traditions. My dad’s great Aunt always used to make carrot cake and it was her specialty that we always looked forward to. I have the best Easter dessert to share with you that tastes rich and creamy but is a lightened up dessert: Carrot Cake Cheesecake!

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Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert! www.nutritionistreviews.com

I decided to combine the delicious desserts of carrot cake and cheesecake into one making a carrot cake cheesecake. The bottom is the carrot cake and the top is the cheesecake. I never had the confidence to make a cheesecake until December when I made a Banana Bread Cheesecake and it turned out so delicious that I knew that I wanted to keep trying more and more cheesecake recipes.


Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert! www.nutritionistreviews.com
For the base of this recipe, I used my Carrot Cake Banana Bread recipe. It is whole-grain, moist and delicious. I hit a home run when I had made my Banana Bread Cheesecake with the cheesecake portion so I kept that same recipe for the cheesecake part. It turned out fabulous! Serve this for Easter or for your next birthday celebration.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Yield: 10-12 slices 

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert!

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 85MINStotal time: 1 hours, 40 minutes plus cooling times

INGREDIENTS

  • Carrot Cake Crust
    • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 1 Eggland's Best Egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
    • 1 large carrot, shredded
    • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

  • Cheesecake
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt, room temperature
  • 16 ounces neufchatel cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 3 Eggpland's Best Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Zest from 1 lemon

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a springform pan with nonstick spray.
    2. Mix together all ingredients for carrot cake. Pour batter into springform pan and bake for 35 minutes or until when a toothpick is inserted, it comes out clean.
    3. Remove from oven and let cool. Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees.
    4. Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend all ingredients for cheesecake until very smooth. Take a spatula and scrape the sides to ensure that everything is blended.
    5. Spread cheesecake mixture into springform pan over carrot cake crust and smooth the top with a spatula.
    6. Bake for 45-50 minutes until 2-3 inches of the cheesecake in the center are slightly jiggly like jello but the rest is firm. 
    7. Remove from oven and let cool 2 hours. Refrigerate to completely cool after 2 hours.

    For this recipe, I was challenged by Eggland’s Best to make a recipe that used their eggs and am thrilled with the results. Eggland's Best eggs are an excellent source of vitamin D, B12, E, B5 and riboflavin. They have 6 times more vitamin D, more than double the omega-3, 10 times more vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than other brands of eggs.

    Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert! www.nutritionistreviews.com
    The theme for this post was to include something that is from your area and carrot cake is one of the popular desserts that you always see at restaurants all around where I live in Michigan so I thought that it would be perfect for this time of year and for the 2018 Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe" Contest. I did a bunch of research on what desserts are best in Michigan and time and time again, carrot cake came up!


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    Carrot Cake Cheesecake features a whole-grain, dense carrot cake bottom and rich, creamy, Greek yogurt cheesecake combined in one for the perfect dessert! www.nutritionistreviews.com

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    7 comments:

    1. This sounds delicious! I recently got rid of my springform pan because I didn't have any healthy cheesecake recipes. I may need to go buy one again so I can make this one! I pinned it for you and will post it on my FB page for my audience, who also enjoys healthy foods.

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    5. I love the carrot cake! It is a wonderful recipe to try!

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