Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake
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For the Crust
  1. 1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  2. 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  3. 1 tablespoon cocoa
For the Filling
  1. 2- 8oz blocks of cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  6. 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
For the Caramel
  1. 6 tablespoons light corn syrup
  2. 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  4. 1/2 cup heavy cream- room temperature
  5. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
For the Crust
  1. Add butter and cocoa to graham cracker crumbs and mix until moistened.
  2. Pour into pan and press into the bottom to make an even base.
  3. Place in freezer while you make the filling.
For the Filling
  1. In large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and salt; blend until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, then heavy cream, and finally chocolate; blend filling until smooth.
  3. Pour filling onto crust, and bake just until set, 1 hour.
  4. Turn oven off, and let cheesecake sit 1 hour in oven, without opening (this helps prevent cracking).
For the Caramel
  1. While the cheesecake is cooling, prepare the caramel sauce.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the corn syrup.
  3. Stir in the sugar and cook over medium heat (without stirring) until a deep amber caramel forms, about 9 minutes.
  4. Carefully stir in the butter.
  5. Remove from heat and carefully stir in cream in a slow, thin stream.
  6. Transfer the caramel to a heatproof bowl and let cool.
  7. Stir in sea salt.
  8. Pour the cooled caramel over the cooled cheesecake and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Sprinkle with a dash of sea salt before serving.
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Comments

  1. Cheesecake is one of my very favorite desserts! – paired with chocolate and caramel?? OhMyYum!! I’ve pinned this so I can try it later! Thanks for sharing :).

  2. I just changed my dessert plans! This sounds absolutely amazing, and I must make it.

  3. Oooooh I need some of this RIGHT NOW! It looks so good! Lots of steps but actually sounds pretty easy. I think I might have to try this one.

  4. This sounds so yummy I am gonna have to try it

  5. Maria Elena Dominguez says:

    This looks so good! Chocolate cheesecake has always always been my fave so I’ll have to try it, thanks for the recipe

  6. YUM! I love salted caramel!

  7. All I can say is YUM!!

  8. Laura Grace Andry says:

    I love cheesecake.will totally give this a try, thanks!

  9. This looks so rich & yummy!

  10. You said the magic words, caramel and chocolate! Thanks you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen LInk party. Glad to see you!

  11. Tiffany Dover says:

    omgosh. This looks and sounds amazing! You cannot ever go wrong with cheesecake!! I want some of this now!

  12. This looks a but complicated, but I think if I can pull it off my husband will be very impressed. He loves cheesecake.

    • It’s actually not as complicated as it looks. Just different preps for the different parts of the cheesecake, but all super easy. 🙂 I’m too lazy to do too much work! LOL! And whatever work involved in this, it’s seriously SO worth it.

  13. Your (short to the point) post made me LOL. I know salted caramel is all the rage right now–I’ve never tried it! I know, I know. Looks dangerously good! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I love any kind of Cheesecake! The Caramel and Chocolate combination sounds great together!!

  15. I love making cheesecake – this is a winning combination I’d love to try!!!

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