Salted caramel cheesecake | bitterbaker.com

Salted caramel cheesecake

I know it’s only Thursday, but if you want to have this over the top delicious treat ready for the weekend, you better get going! And believe me, you will want to make this cheesecake. Flavored with maple syrup and topped off with a mouthwatering salted caramel sauce. It’s heaven.

Although don’t do what we did. With two people in our household, it barely lasted two days. It was that good. We gave away two pieces, but that’s all. The rest was all us. It was just so creamy, and the (homemade!) salted caramel sauce was just so, so irresistible. Believe me, we didn’t want to eat it all, it just happened.

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The best of two worlds – salted caramel and cheesecake.

Can’t say it made me feel great though. So I’d advise you to just take one piece. Then all I have to do is learn to live like I teach.

Shouldn’t be that hard, right?

Salted caramel cheesecake | bitterbaker.com
Irresistible.

Salted caramel cheesecake
Total time: 2 hours to bake the cheesecake and make the caramel sauce. Then at least 8 hours to let the cheesecake cool. Makes 1 cheesecake. 

Ingredients
Crust

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 cups crumbled graham crackers

Cheesecake

  • 1.5 packages of cream cheese, 12 oz.
  • 0.5 cup dark brown sugar
  • 0.5 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 eggs

Salted caramel sauce

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Almost ½ cup (1 dl) dark brown sugar
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt
  • Almost ½ cup (1 dl) maple syrup

Salted caramel cheesecake | bitterbaker.com
Something for your next dinner party, perhaps?

Instructions
Bring a large pot of water to a boil (we will use it for the waterbath later) and preheat the oven to 350°F. Melt the butter and mix with the crumbled graham crackers. Press out the butter/graham mix in a 9” spring form pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Whip the cream cheese light and fluffy with a electric beater. Mix in sugar and maple syrup. Add sour cream and whipping cream, and beat a little further. Finally add the eggs, 1 egg at a time. Beat with the electric beater in between each added egg.

Turn down the oven temperature to 325°F. Pour the cream cheese batter in the spring form pan on top of the graham crust. Take aluminum foil and cover the bottom and the sides of the spring form pan.

Place the spring form pan in a large oven tray or an oven pan which sides go up at least half the height of the spring form pan. Put the oven pan/tray in the oven with the spring form in it. Take the boiling water and carefully pour it in the oven pan, so that the water reaches up to half the height of the form. Bake the cheesecake in the water bath at 325°F for about 70 minutes. The cheesecake should still be loose when you take it out. When you’ve taken out the pan, let the cheesecake cool in the water bath for 15 minutes, then take it out of the water and let it cool on a rack. Chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight. Don’t skip this step! The cheesecake really needs to be thoruoughly chilled in order to get the right consistency. If you eat it before that, it might be foamy.

When the cheesecake is cooling, prepare the salted caramel sauce by putting all the ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer 18 minutes, until it has slightly thickened. Stir every once in a while. Let cool, but don’t put it in the fridge. That will just make it stiffen.

When the cheesecake has cooled, remove it from the spring form pan and pour the salted caramel sauce on top. Voilà, done!

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I like to sprinkle a little bit of salt on top for that extra finish. 

Salted caramel cheesecake | bitterbaker.com
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    24 thoughts on “Salted caramel cheesecake

      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Thanks Sally!! Yeah, it’s an awesome combo. I just wanna make more things with salted caramel… it’s my current crush.. Ooo – can’t wait to see them! Sounds amazing!

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Thanks, that’s really sweet!! The sauce was delicious, you have my word on that :) I like making a little extra just because there will be enough for me to sample it every five minutes :)

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    1. Stephanie

      It should be against the law to post such a scrumptious-looking dessert!
      Q: Doesn’t the use of brown sugar actually make this butterscotch sauce? Then again, who cares when it looks – and I’m sure also tastes – like heaven on a plate?

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Haha, I’m gonna take that as a compliment! ;) Oh, you might be totally right!! And you just gave me a great idea, I should probably try the same recipe but with granulated sugar, which would make it a caramel sauce!

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    2. Bee

      I was just wondering, once the caramel poured on the cake it can be kept in the fridge for a while right ?

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    3. tara

      This looks amazing – cannot wait to make for my son whose favorite things are cheesecake, caramel and salt!
      May I ask where you got the dishware – absolutely gorgeous!

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Thank you Tara!! Sounds like this would be something he’d definitely approve of :) I would love to tell you, but I have no idea – I borrowed it from my mother-in-law..

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