Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake Recipe

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We serve this dessert at our house on special occasions. The topping on the cheesecake tastes like turtle candy.
Recommended: Top 10 Caramel Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups shortbread cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 283 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugars and vanilla until smooth. Beat in milk and flour. Add eggs and egg yolk, beating on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove side of pan. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Top the cheesecake with pecans; drizzle with chocolate mixture and caramel topping. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake in Country February/March 2004, p49

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Sherri Duran User ID: 1383171 91173
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"I Love this cheesecake along with all my family and friends."

abby4 User ID: 4076116 60743
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"I made this for a jewelry demo that I was hosting and everyone could not stop raving about it....I'm going to make it for Easter now and wow my family as well"

rvkreu07 User ID: 5418178 53473
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"This was my first attempt at making cheeseccake, and it turned out delicious! I actually only baked it for 35 minutes, then let it sit in the oven (off) for 15 minutes. It did crack, but that got covered with the toppings! I even used 1 reduced fat cream cheese pkg and 2 regular, and it turned out fabulous. Call me crazy for trying to reduce the calories in a cheesecake...? Not sure what I was thinking; I'm just glad it turned out for Thanksgiving!!"

jamesimpala3 User ID: 1436561 91172
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"This is so delicious!!! Everytime I make it everyone absolutely loves it!!"

GenieA User ID: 5556055 51576
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"I made this cheesecake for a co-worker's birthday. She is the cheesecake making queen and this passed her strict critique with flying colors! I did toast the pecans with about 1/2 tsp. butter. I also made the caramel topping. It was not overwhelmingly sweet like most turtle cheesecake recipes."

pdidom User ID: 4450373 144634
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"Delicious and very easy. It looked just like the photo on the site. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!"

savedbythelamb User ID: 3129224 134990
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"Very easy and super delicious. I have made this cheesecake over and over for my church, friends and family and they love it! Even those who do not like cheescake have changed their minds after tasting this one. Thanks for the recipe!!!"

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