Carrot Cake White Chocolate Cheesecake - The Kim Six Fix

Carrot Cake White Chocolate Cheesecake

Easy to make Carrot Cake Cheesecake with Creamy White Chocolate.  So good!
Thank you to #CollectiveBias and M&M’s® for the opportunity to create a recipe for today’s post.  I did receive compensation for my time, but the recipe, ideas and opinions are my own.  You can find my complete policy and opinions on sponsored posts here#MMsCarrotCake
Today’s recipe is SOOOO good.  When I was asked to create a recipe which used the new Carrot Cake flavored M&M’s®  I was actually really pumped.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do.  Take my love for carrot cake (and specifically cream cheese frosting) and create a cheese cake.  Which is the best of both worlds!   Plus with the addition of the sweet spiced white chocolate M&M’s® Carrot Cake candy, I knew I would a have a winner.

I was right.
Easter carrot cake cheesecake
The first thing I did was get on the internet and started searching for recipes (since I know the Cheesecake Factory has a Carrot Cake Cheesecake.) But what I found seemed like a LOT of work.   Step 1: make a carrot cake batter.  Step 2: make a cheesecake batter  Step 3: Mix them together and bake for an eternity.

No thanks.  I have stuff to do today. So instead I came up with a quick and easy hack:
Use a store bought carrot cake cake mix and shave off half the prep time!   GENIUS!
Carrot cake mix cheese cakeThe end result was wonderful:
White Chocolate Carrot Cake
Here is my simplified recipe:

Carrot Cake Component:
1 Box Carrot Cake Mix (Prepared per package instructions**)
**USE ONLY 2/3 of the liquid ingredients!  (this is important or your batter will be too wet)

Cheesecake Component:
2 (8-ounces each) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 t flour
1 t vanilla (I used mexican vanilla to accent the spices in the cake component)
1/2 c sour cream
1/3 bag (white only) M&M’s@ Carrot Cake flavor

Frosting:
3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tb butter
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
1 Tb sour cream
Remaining M&M’s® to garnish

Prepare cake mix but use LESS LIQUID.  In this case my boxed mix required 2 eggs, 2/3 cup oil and 1 cup water.  I used 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup water. You want it to be slightly “doughy” and not as pourable as standard cake batter.
Carrot Cake Cheesecake batter
Look mom! Only one dirty dish! 

Next prepare the cheesecake component.  Combine all the ingredients except the M&M’s®Mandm cheesecake
I then sorted out all the white candies (so I didn’t have food color swirls in my cheesecake.  This is purely aesthetic. If you don’t mind orange and green cheesecake, you wouldn’t have to sort them)
Cheesecake MandMsI crushed them up and added them to the cheesecake batter:
White chocolate cheesecake
Next you want to layer you cake batter on the bottom of a greased springform pan (to form the crust) and then a layer of cheesecake batter, then “blobs” of cake batter. Don’t mix or swirl the batters together, they will mix on their own since the cake will rise but the cheesecake won’t.   Carrot cake mixed with cheesecakeFinish with a solid layer of cheesecake batter (the carrot cake will pop through during baking.)Carrot cake cheese cake recipeBake at 350 for 1-1 1/2 hours.  (Until a toothpick comes out clean.  The center may still be slightly “jiggly” but that is okay.)

While the cake was baking (and cooling) I was dying to nibble on the extra M&M’s® Carrot Cake, but I knew I had to save, so I cracked into a bag of more traditional milk chocolate ones instead.  There is something about pastel colored candy that makes it extra yummy!
Easter MandMsIf you haven’t seen this new carrot cake flavor in stores, make sure you check WalMart. In my store they had it in the Easter aisle in it’s own special display:
Mandms at walmart
Now.. where were we?

Ah yes..  the cake is finally baked!

While the cake is cooling (and you have finished your chocolate binge) prepare the frosting (this actually may be overkill, but at this point it was GO BIG OR GO HOME!)
Carrot cheese cake frostingMy frosting was more like a glaze since I added exactly 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.  But you can thicken it up further if you want it more like frosting.  I added the green and orange remaining M&M’s® to the center and it was time to dig in.
Carrot cake M and M cheese cake
Isn’t it beautiful how it layered?  And unlike traditional cheesecake, there was no hassle forming the graham cracker crust since the cake forms it’s own:
Carrot cake cheese cake
 Plus through out the cheesecake itself there are swirls of the white chocolate from the melted crushed M&M’s®.  Sooo good!
Easy to make Carrot Cake Cheesecake with Creamy White Chocolate.  So good!
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I think I know what you should serve as dessert after Easter dinner!  White Chocolate Carrot Cake Cheesecake
 Are you a fan of cheesecake?  I know not everyone loves it.. but I sure do! 
Carrot Cake White Chocolate Cheesecake Reviewed by TheKimSix Fix on 8:48 AM Rating: 5 Thank you to #CollectiveBias and M&M’s® for the opportunity to create a recipe for today’s po...