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For Spring – Carrot Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Last Updated on June 5, 2023 by Leah Hall

An Easter dessert, a carrot cheesecake perfect for Easter brunch or any spring celebration!


With spring in the air, we wanted to make a dessert that would reflect the fresh start of the seasons. This carrot cheesecake was new to us, so in the spirit of something new, we decided to give it a try. The carrot flavor in the cheesecake is subtlety sweet and makes for a beautiful color, but a wonderful carrot dessert.

Carrot Cheesecake on a white pedestal plate

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Easter Dessert

Combined with a graham cracker crust, a cream cheese frosting topping, and fresh grated nutmeg on top, it tastes like a creamy version of carrot cake! This would be a perfect dessert for a nice spring evening or for Easter brunch for an Easter dessert! Pair it with our Carrot Ginger Mimosa!

Carrot Cake cheesecake on a white cake stand and a slice being cut on a white plate. Flowers in backgroundSpringform Pan

If you want a great dessert and cocktail all in one, that is perfect for Easter, try our Funny Bunny!


What Ingredients are Needed for the Carrot Cheesecake?

  • Cream Cheese Frosting
    • Vanilla Extract
    • Cream Cheese
    • Powdered Sugar
    • Sour Cream
    • Butter
  • Carrot FIlling
    • Whipping Cream
    • Cinnamon
    • Eggs
    • Nutmeg
    • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
    • Brown Sugar
    • Cream Cheese
    • Vanilla Extract
    • Sugar
    • Carrots
    • Lemon Juice
  • Graham Cracker Crust
    • Sugar
    • Butter
    • Graham Crackers

Top shot of carrot cheesecake, wood backgroundStand Mixer / Hand Mixer

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Yield: 1

Carrot Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

A delightful dessert for Easter or spring. A perfect centerpiece for a brunch. This carrot cheesecake is easy and perfect for a crowd!


For the Carrot Filling

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/3 cup carrots, cooked and pureed
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sour cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 Tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar


For the Crust:

Combine crumbs and sugar in a small bowl.

Stir in butter.

Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, continue pressing up the sides as well, about 1 inch.

For the Cheesecake:

Beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth. Add eggs.

Beat on low until just combined. Stir in cream, cornstarch, sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice and spices.

Fold in carrots, pour into crust.

Double fold aluminum foil around bottom of springform pan.

Place into a large pan and add 1 inch hot water.

Bake 65-70 minutes at 350° until the center is just set. Cool.

For the Frosting:

Beat cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar a little at a time.

Add vanilla and sour cream. Mix well.

Top cooled cheesecake. Place in fridge until serving.

Garnish cheesecake with grated nutmeg.


The frosting can be made 2-5 days in advance, the cheesecake it self up to 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 55.4gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 46.4gProtein: 7.4g

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Wednesday 6th of April 2022

how did you cook the carrots? I would like more info on that other than just cooked and pureed, please.

The Noms

Thursday 7th of April 2022

Hi there! We just boiled the carrots in water and then when fork tender we put them into the food processor and pureed them. Hope that helps! I will update the post to make it more informative. Cheers, Leah

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Tuesday 19th of March 2019

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Sunday 24th of May 2015

I like carrot cake and I LOVE cheesecake. I bet this tastes amazing!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 24th of May 2015

It is very tasty!


Friday 22nd of May 2015

I am doing this.

The 'Noms.

Friday 22nd of May 2015

Let us know how it turns out!


Thursday 21st of May 2015

Oooh, pretty! I had a friend bring cheesecake for Thanksgiving and it was a really nice and different addition.

Leah Hall

Thursday 21st of May 2015

Bobi, I love making cheesecakes for any occasion - super easy and I don't have to worry about pie crust! Pumpkin cheesecake in the fall/winter is my favorite!

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