Please help me duplicate The Cheesecake Factory's "Craig's Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake" at home.
My mom once had a desert called Craig's Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake
at The Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Chicago. She loved it more than any desert ever, and has been trying to get another one ever since. I've tried various means of getting one, but The Cheesecake Factory apparently only sells them in their restaurants, and won't deliver them like they will with their other cheesecakes (I've called and begged, but to no avail). The closest Cheesecake Factory restaurant to where we live is a 5 hour drive 1-way, and certainly not worth it.
So, having given up on that avenue, I thought perhaps I could learn to make something very similar to this by myself and give it to my mom as a gift. I'm looking for a cheesecake/carrotcake blended recipe that would yield something similar to what the Cheesecake Factory restaurants sell, and is equally delicious.
I don't really know where to start. I have never had this cheesecake, and have only the brief description on the linked page above, and my mother's hyperbolic account of it as a starting point. There isn't even a picture! My understanding is that this is not a cake that has cheesecake and carrot cake in separate and distinct layers, but instead has the two cake types blended or marbled together somehow. Has anyone ever had this cheesecake and learned to make something like it? Please let me know your secret recipe. Thanks!