Things I have been cooking lately #138: Salted caramel cheesecake

Over the weekend we had some friends around for Sunday lunch and I wanted to make a really exciting dessert. I very recently pinned this amazing looking Salted Caramel cheesecake from the fabulous Jane’s Patisserie and neither myself nor any of our guests were disappointed because it was a knockout. Thanks Jane for once again posting such a stunning recipe!

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Salted caramel cheesecake

Adapted from Jane’s Patisserie

For the crust

250g digestive biscuits
75g salted pretzels
135g butter melted

For the filling

450g full fat cream cheese
100g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
150g Carnation caramel
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes (or 1/2 teaspoon normal salt)
300ml double cream

To decorate

Caramel popcorn
Salted pretzels
Extra caramel

To make the crust add the digestive biscuits, pretzels and melted butter to a food processor and process until well combined. Press firmly into the bottom of a 20cm springform tin and place in the fridge to chill.

To make the filling whip together the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the caramel and salt and beat again until completely smooth. This could take a minute or two. Add the double cream and whip until it has a meringue like texture and stiff peaks form when you lift the beater out of the mixture. Make sure you beat it until this stage or it won’t set (I think I stopped slightly too early) but also make sure not to overbeat or it will split.

Pour the filling over the chilled crust, smooth, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate overnight to set.

Once the cheesecake has set decorate with caramel popcorn, pretzels and drizzles of the leftover caramel.

Serves 8 – 10 (don’t think about calories)

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11 Comments

    1. abbiosbiston

      Thank you!

    1. abbiosbiston

      It was delicious and kept well. I will definitely be making it again!

  1. This looks amazing!!! I’m drooling all over my keyboard. This combines all my favourite things!

    1. abbiosbiston

      And it’s so easy to make! Hope you get to try it out!

      1. I definitely will! I have to make it for a dinner party or something. It must be shared!

  2. This is calling my name!!!

    1. abbiosbiston

      It certainly is very tempting!

  3. Ooooh, looks lovely!

    1. abbiosbiston

      It was so good. I think even just looking at it has made me fatter though. Ha ha!

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