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Decadent Carrot Cheesecake with Butterscotch Maple Glaze

When in need of a sweet treat that will spark your taste buds or something to bring smiles to the faces of your guests, this delicious carrot cheesecake will do the trick! Take a bite, and let the flavors melt in your mouth. Follow this recipe, and everyone will be savoring over your homemade treat.

Decadent Carrot Cheesecake Recipe


  • 1 box carrot cake mix (Duncan Hines)
  • 1 cup hot tap water (for soaking carrots and raisins)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, plus extra for garnishing

For the maple cheesecake:

  • 2 (8 oz. packages) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

For the butterscotch maple glaze:

  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Place carrots and raisins included in cake mix in 1 cup of hot water and soak for 5 minutes. Drain and squeeze out any excess water.
  3. Combine dry mix, eggs, ¼ cup vegetable oil in a bowl.
  4. Add in the drained carrots and raisins and walnuts. Combine well.
  5. In a separate large bowl, beat together with an electric mixer the cream cheese, maple syrup, sugar and vanilla until a smooth consistency is achieved. Beat in the eggs.
  6. Add 2 cups of the cake batter to the bottom of springform pan.
  7. Spread 1 cup of the cheesecake batter on top of the carrot cake in the pan.
  8. Add in remaining carrot cake batter, and top again with the remaining of cheesecake batter.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until cake is cooked through when a toothpick is put in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool at room temperature. Remove the side off from pan, transfer to a platter.
  11. To make the glaze, put into a small bowl the chips, syrup, and butter. Melt in microwave for 45-60 seconds. Add the heavy cream and whisk until smooth.
  12. Glaze top of the cake as desired and sprinkle chopped walnuts.