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September 25, 2017

Apple Carrot Caramel Cheesecake

Moist Apple and Carrot Cake, topped with silky smooth Caramel Cheesecake

Apple Carrot Caramel Cheesecake is a "best of two worlds" dessert ! The base is a moist Apple Carrot Cake, with a silky smooth Caramel Cheesecake layer on top.


I have always loved Carrot cakes and adding Apples only make it better - way better ! When my kids were little I always had to leave out any Nuts in Carrot cakes, as they did not like it at all. And according to me, and I take it most Carrot cake lovers, Nuts are a must in this kind of cake.


Fortunately it seems my kids have outgrown their aversion of Nuts in a cake, and now they enjoy the cake as it should be. They are especially fond of this Caramel Cheesecake topped Carrot, Apple Cake.


Moist Apple and Carrot Cake, topped with silky smooth Caramel Cheesecake

The Cake layer is quick to throw together and by the time I am finished mixing the batter, the oven is ready - 30 minutes in the oven and most of the hard work is done.


Although, I should not really call it hard work at all ! The Cake is low, like a single layer of a layer cake, and it is left in the springform pan to cool completely.


Preparing the Caramel Cheesecake layer is also a breeze, a bit of beating the ingredients together and it is ready to go on top of the Cake layer.


Moist Apple and Carrot Cake, topped with silky smooth Caramel Cheesecake

This is also a perfect way to use up any leftover Carrots. I always seem to have a few Carrots leftover from a previous recipe, which is too little to use in a side dish ( vegetable or salad ).


Leftover Carrots are not only great for Carrot cakes, but I also like using them in some of my juicing recipes. It gives a wonderful, sweet taste to whatever juice I am making, and besides, Carrots are packed with beta-carotene and various types of vitamins, of which Carrots are one of the highest Vitamin A contributors.


And an Apple or two that is a little past their prime time, is ideal to use in a Cake recipe !


Moist Apple and Carrot Cake, topped with silky smooth Caramel Cheesecake


I serve this Cheesecake throughout the year, but with all the Fall flavors and spices it is definitely high on the list during Fall. So, next time you crave a Fall dessert, why not give this decadent dessert a try ?  Highly recommended by myself and my family !


NOTE:
I know Caramel Treat is not available in all countries, not sure why not, as this is a standard ingredient in almost all South-African pantries. To make your own Google " How to make Homemade Caramel Condensed Milk " and you will find many tutorials on the internet.




Apple Carrot Caramel CheesecakeMoist Apple and Carrot Cake, topped with silky smooth Caramel Cheesecake

Slice and serve ! Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator.


Moist Apple and Carrot Cake, topped with silky smooth Caramel Cheesecake

3 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing. I wonder if Caramel Treat is the same as cream de caramel in the Mexican food section of our grocery stores? I think I'll give it a try. I've been thinking about caramel and brownies.
    Love the carrot cake and caramel idea.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. Hi Lita,
      Caramel Treat is basically a can of sweetened condensed milk which has been boiled (in the can) to thicken, caramelize the condensed milk. As a kid, we used to make our own that way, but Nestle has since brought out the ready-to-use Caramel treat, which is a huge time saver

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  2. Linda, this is just a stunnning use of carrots! Hope you will find a mo to share it with Food on Friday: September as part of Pot Luck cheers from Carole's chatter

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