Caramel Fudge Cheesecake Recipe
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Caramel Fudge Cheesecake Recipe

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It's hard to resist this chocolaty cheesecake with its fudgy crust, crunchy pecans and gooey layer of caramel. I combined several recipes to create this version that satisfies both the chocolate lovers and the cheesecake lovers in my family. -Brenda Ruse, Truro, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled


  1. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes (leave oven on).
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with milk. Pour over brownie crust; sprinkle with pecans.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in melted chocolate. Pour over pecans. Return pan to baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Fudge Cheesecake in Quick Cooking December 2000, p31

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Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"This is the worst recipe you have ever put out. 20 minutes is NOT ENOUGH TIME TO BAKE THE BROWNIE. Either a misprint or not tested thoroughly. The ingredients for this are expensive and to have to throw this runny , sloppy mess in the trash after all that work is really upsetting."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"Absolutley delicious! I made this for Easter (and actually made it gluten free) and had people request the recipe so they could make it the next day for a get-together!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"This was absolutely family raved over it...and even though my brownie was not completely done...that was the best part because of the fudginess! I will definitely be making this again!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"I was very disappointed. This was made for a Christmas party and when I pre-cut the cheesecake before the party, I found the brownie crust was still raw! I am not an inexperienced baker so I'm not sure why everyone else raved about this recipe. Fortunately I had some cookies on hand to take to the party."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I made a big mistake to cheat. I tried to substitute caramel for caramel ice cream syrup. BAD move! This was very good. Took it to work for a birthday. Everyone of course loved it. Can't go wrong with chocolate."

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