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Carrot Layer Cake with Cheesecake Topper

March 10, 2022
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I’m a carrot top who loves carrot cake! I’ve made many over the years, never quite as unusual as this one which has a cheesecake top baked right with the batter. I got the idea from the NYTimes, although they did theirs as a sheet cake. My version uses a favorite batter recipe–not too sweet, with pineapple and carrot in the mix, and has toasted pecans on the sides of the cake.

For fun and whimsy? I’ve included little candied carrot threads to put on top of the frosting doodles. After the party guests have gone, this cake keeps well wrapped and chilled. (I often slice and individually wrap the extra pieces.)

One tip: To make the cake easier to slice cleanly, lightly pulse the drained crushed pineapple with a hand-held immersion blender, or food processor before adding to the batter.

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