Food Fashion and Flow: Caramel Praline Cheesecake   

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Caramel Praline Cheesecake



There are desserts. And there are DESSERTS!  This praline cheesecake will make chocolate lovers cheat with caramel.  Sweet,  gooey, smooth and creamy.  This is one of those desserts you have to eat out loud.   It is so good that you will ooh and aah and lick your fork and if you are like me, you will shamelessly lick the plate when you are done. 

 I love to serve this cheesecake with a side of roasted pecans with sea salt. It is an amazing accompaniment and will tickle your taste buds.  The cheesecake is amazing on its own, but I love to make homemade whipped cream to really put this over the top.  And in case you need more convincing I will let the photos speak for themselves. Try not to lick the computer screen. Okay?


Imagine sticking your fork in this amazing cheesecake and watching a sea of caramel ooze out.  As if that wasn't enough,  the cheesecake is nestled next to a puddle of caramel.


A cloud of homemade sweet whipped cream...


Don't you want this in your mouth?

 Pecans and sea salt on the side


Put it all together and you have sheer deliciousness. Ready to make this? I promise this will take you to a level of decadence you wont want to come back from:-)

Ingredients


2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup melted butter

1 tablespoon white sugar and 1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup white sugar

3 eggs

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream


2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whipped cream

Smuckers caramel ice cream topping


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 2 tablespoons of sugar until well combined. Press into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, and 1 inch up the sides. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, then remove to cool on a wire rack.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Beat the softened cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream, espresso and vanilla. Pour batter into the baked and cooled crust.
  5. Pour approximately 1 cup to 1 cup and a half of cheesecake batter. Enough to cover the crust.  Bake this layer for about ten minutes, when the batter is slightly set. Pour a half cup of caramel over the batter.  Pour the remaining cheesecake batter on top of the caramel
  6. Bake cheesecake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes; then turn the oven off, partially open the door and allow the cheesecake to rest for 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven, and run a knife around the edges. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack to room temperature, then cover the springform pan with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
Drizzle caramel over the top of cheesecake and sprinkle with praline crumble.

To Make Praline crumble: 

Put a half cup of pecans in food chopper and pulse until finely chopped.  Put into small bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Bake in oven 5-7 minutes until golden brown.  

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until cream holds peaks.

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30 comments:

Amanda said...

This looks so good! I am going to have to try it sometime, sans the espresso. It would still be good that way, right?

LV said...

@Amanda
I am so glad you are going to try it. I actually stopped adding the espresso because it is just as good without it. I meant to delete that ingredient, so I am glad you mentioned it. Let me know how you like it:-)

Britt+Whit said...

wow i am drooling right now! look delicious!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

A Haute Mommy said...

I want this now! Too bad it's 1 am and I can't get to the store to get the ingredients. I'm definitely going to try this.

yummychunklet said...

This really looks delicious! Great post!

la vie quotidienne said...

mmm yummyy!!! looks delicious!!!
I can't wait to try it this weekend!! I hope won't be a disaster!

xoxo from M√ľnchen
La Vie Quotidienne
www.laviequo.com

Alina said...

Wow...looks amazing!

mr. pineapple man said...

drool drool~ love the pecans on top too!

Emmy said...

Oh..em...gee....soooo mouth-watering. How can you go wrong with cheesecake AND pecans?!?!:)

Sing said...

This is so not helping my week of no sweets. Looks so delish.

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

OMG!!! Thats so mouth watering :)))

Stacy said...

absolutely wonderful!

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Oluwaseun S. said...

Wow! This came on time...my birthday was yesterday! Lol :)

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Ck said...

Have to try this, that looks delishhh!

xoxo

C.

www.christalkay.blogspot.com

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

holy cow! Can I have a piece of this please? It looks fantastic!

Nikki (Mavens and Muses) said...

This looks absolutely heavenly!

Just Daisy said...

This looks so delicious, OMG! I so have to make this and tell you all about it hehe :)

I love your blog and wanted you to know that I awarded you the Awesome Blogger award on my blog!

check it out: imjustdaisy.blogspot.com

xoxo,
daisy

All Things Yummy said...

oh yum, looks so so good.

Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious said...

Oh. My. Goodness. YES, can I have a slice please??? :)

♥B said...

officially drooling... delicious!


♥ B
With Love From Michigan

Mrs. Pancakes said...

i totally just drolled...so tasty!

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Val said...

Incredibly amazing.

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

mouthwatering and amazing recipe! thanks for sharing! hope you're well!

xoxo
jasmine

Style Agent 909 said...

LV, this seriously looks delish. I'm going to print this out and make it Thanks Giving. If I make it before summer, how will I fit into my bikin? LOL.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word. This looks beyond amazing!! I think I need to make it ASAP! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Oh my gosh, you're wicked!!! Here I am reading your post before dinner! Lol! Seriously, I'm copying that recipe right now for future sweet cravings!! (isn't that about all the time?) xoxo

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Miss Dre said...

Gosh! This looks so yummy, LV!

lidia said...

this looks absolutely amazing and i think i'm just going to have to make it, cheesecake+pecans=heaven!

thanks for sharing (:

gobakeyourself said...

What a king of desserts - caramel and praline flavours with the added deliciousness of cheesecake?
Oh my!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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