Comfort Food Mash-Ups, Remixed: Cheesecake + Carrot Cake

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Surfing the wave of mash-up mania that brought the world the Cronut™ and ramen burger, we decided to beat winter by partnering with our brilliant culinary team in Food Network Kitchen to come up with THE most comforting comfort food. Together with Cooking Channel, we’ve mashed up some classics to create all-new recipes that deliver double the comfort. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be revealing the ways we mixed and remixed some of our favorite dishes, with one recipe appearing on Food Network and another on Cooking Channel.

This week's mash-ups feature a marriage of two classic, comforting cakes.

Many would agree that the cream cheese frosting is the best part of any carrot cake, so for Food Network's mash-up recipe, we replaced it with a thick layer of creamy cheesecake. The cinnamon-and-ginger-laced carrot cake layer is baked first; after it has cooled, the cheesecake mixture is poured over top. The stacked cake returns to the oven for an hour and once baked and cooled, it’s dressed up with a sour cream topping and chopped pecans. These two classics make one showstopping mash-up dessert.

Get Food Network's Carrot Cake Cheesecake recipe, then head over to Cooking Channel for their take on this mash-up, Carrot Cheesecake Whoopie Pies.

What would you call this mash-up? Would you give the dishes on each site different names? Share your ideas in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Stay tuned next Monday for more remixed mash-ups, and check out all of Food Network's best comfort food recipes.

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