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Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Cheesecake Copycat Recipe

Cheesecake Factory Copycat - Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Moist and delicious Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Copycat Recipe is baked with a creamy cheesecake to make the ultimate dessert.



  • 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Carrot Cake:

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 generous pinch of salt
  • 1 81/2 ounce can crushed pineapple, well-drained with juice reserved
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts I omitted

Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened (I used 4 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice I used 2 Tbsp.
  • Dash of salt


  • Grease a 9 or 9 1/2 inch springform pan. Set aside. (I used a 10" pan so my baking time was slightly reduced)
  • In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together 2 packages cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 tablespoon flour, 3 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  • For the carrot cake: In a large bowl, combine oil, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla, blending thoroughly. Stir in 1 cup flour, baking soda, cinnamon and pinch of salt, mixing well. Stir in drained pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts.
  • Spread 1 1/2 cups carrot cake batter over bottom of prepared pan. Drop large spoonfuls of cream cheese batter over carrot cake batter. Top with large spoonfuls of remaining carrot cake batter. Repeat with remaining cream cheese batter, spreading evenly with a knife. (Do not marble with the knife.)
  • Bake in preheated 350˚F oven 50 to 65 minutes or until cake is set and cooked through. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. When cake is cold, prepare the frosting.
  • For the frosting: In a bowl of an electric mixer, combine 2 ounce cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice and a dash of salt. Beat until smooth and of spreading consistency. Frost top of cheesecake. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving.