Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites

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Let’s dive into the delicious world of Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites! These little wonders combine the creamy goodness of cheesecake with the rich taste of carrot cake, topped off with heavenly white chocolate and coconut.

Why You’ll Love Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites

  • Irresistible Flavor Fusion: Each bite brings you the perfect mix of creamy cheesecake and moist carrot cake.
  • Easy-to-Make Elegance: This recipe gives you the best of both worlds without any fuss—perfect for any home baker.
  • Sweet Sensation: Enjoy the sweetness of our carrot cake bites, made even better with creamy frosting and a rich white chocolate drizzle.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a family get-together or a special celebration, these bites add a touch of gourmet charm to any event.
  • Versatile Toppings: Customize your bites with toppings like chopped pistachios, rum-soaked raisins, or toasted shredded coconut for a personal touch.

Ingredients Needed To Make Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites

  • 1.1 GF Flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Finely grated carrots
  • Eggs
  • White chocolate 
  • Sweetened coconut flakes 
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Milk 
  • Chopped pecans
  • Optional: Raisins

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

How To Make Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites

Making the Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8″ round cake pan with nonstick baking spray. 
  2. Combine wet ingredients and sugars in a bowl, then mix well. Separately, mix all dry ingredients. 
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet mixture. When partially mixed, add carrots, pecans, and raisins. Combine thoroughly and pour batter into the pan. 
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake completely and then break it into crumbles in a mixing bowl. 

Making the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Mix all frosting ingredients together in a bowl. 
  2. Add the frosting to the cake crumbles and mix well. Using an ice cream scoop, create equal-sized bites on a wire rack lined with parchment paper. 

Topping the Bites

  1. Melt the white chocolate using a double boiler. 
  2. Once melted, drizzle the chocolate over the carrot cake bites on the wire rack. 
  3. Sprinkle with coconut flakes. 
  4. Allow the bites to cool completely before enjoying! 

Commonly Asked Questions

How can I make sure the carrot cake stays moist and flavorful?

Grate the carrots finely, avoid overmixing, and check doneness with a toothpick to prevent overbaking.

Any tips for mixing the cheesecake frosting evenly with the cake crumbles?

Make sure the frosting is at room temperature and mix it thoroughly with the cake crumbles using a spatula or your hands.

What’s the best way to drizzle the white chocolate over the bites?

Melt the chocolate using a double boiler and use a spoon or piping bag for a controlled drizzle.

How should I store these bites?

Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for several days.

My carrot cake turned out dry. How can I prevent this? 

Ensure you do not overbake the cake. Start checking for doneness a few minutes earlier than the suggested time. Using precise measurements and not omitting any wet ingredients also helps maintain moisture.  

What should I do if the cheesecake frosting is too thick or thin? 

Adjust the consistency by adding small amounts of powdered sugar for a thicker consistency or a bit more milk for a thinner one. Mix well until you achieve the desired texture. 

How can I prevent the white chocolate from clumping or becoming too thick? 

When melting white chocolate, avoid overheating it. Use a low heat setting and stir frequently. Adding a teaspoon of coconut oil or vegetable oil while melting can also help create a smoother consistency. 

What if the bites are falling apart while shaping them? 

If the mixture seems too crumbly, try adding a bit more frosting to bind the ingredients together. It should hold its shape when gently pressed into a ball. 

Any advice if the coconut flakes are not sticking to the chocolate? 

Make sure to sprinkle the coconut flakes immediately after drizzling the melted white chocolate to ensure they adhere while the chocolate is still warm and slightly tacky. 

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites

These Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites offer a delightful fusion of creamy cheesecake, rich carrot cake, and a sweet white chocolate-coconut topping, making them a delectable treat for any occasion!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bites
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 248kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • 8 inch round cake pan
  • ice cream scoop
  • Wire rack
  • Double boiler

Ingredients

Carrot Cake

  • 1 cup 1.1 GF flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Optional: 1/8 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk

Topping

  • 2 cups white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

Making the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8″ round cake pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • Combine wet ingredients and sugars in a bowl, then mix well. Separately, mix all dry ingredients.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet mixture. When partially mixed, add carrots, pecans, and raisins. Combine thoroughly and pour batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake completely and then break it into crumbles in a mixing bowl.

Making the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Mix all frosting ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Add the frosting to the cake crumbles and mix well. Using an ice cream scoop, create equal-sized bites on a wire rack lined with parchment paper.

Topping the Cake

  • Melt the white chocolate using a double boiler.
  • Once melted, drizzle the chocolate over the carrot cake bites on the wire rack.
  • Sprinkle with coconut flakes.
  • Allow the bites to cool completely before enjoying!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1459IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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