Carrot 'N Raisin Cheesecake

13  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 5 hr 35 min total
  • Makes 12 servings.

This cheesecake version of carrot cake is spiced just right with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. It’s even topped with a classic cream cheese frosting.

Carrot 'N Raisin Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat  oven to 325°F if using a 9-inch silver springform pan (or to 300°F if using a 9-inch dark nonstick springform pan). Mix crumbs, 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar, cinnamon and butter; press firmly onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Beat  2-1/2 pkg. of the cream cheese, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of the flour in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Add 1/4 cup juice; mix well. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour, the carrots, raisins and spices. Add to cream cheese mixture; beat just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Beat remaining 1/2 pkg. cream cheese and 1 Tbsp. juice until well blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing until well blended. Spread over top of cheesecake. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Special ExtraGarnish with additional raisins and shredded carrot just before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 400 
    • Total fat 25 g
    • Saturated fat 15 g
    • Cholesterol 140 mg
    • Sodium 330 mg
    • Carbohydrate 37 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 26 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 7 g
    • Vitamin A 40 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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