Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe
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Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe

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I spent 16 years living in Seattle and became a coffee junkie! I had to relocate across the country, so I created this cheesecake with the flavors of salted caramel, coffee and espresso to lift me up on those days when I feel blue about leaving Seattle, which is one of the great coffee destinations of the world. —Julie Merriman, Cold Brook, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafers
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup hot caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 618 calories, 38g fat (22g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  2. Place the first five ingredients in a food processor; cover and pulse until fine crumbs form. Gradually add melted butter, pulsing until combined. Press mixture onto the bottom and 2 in. up sides of prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream, Kahlua, flour and espresso powder. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour into crust. Place springform pan in a larger baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  4. Bake 55-65 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath; remove foil. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack 10 minutes; loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  5. Pour caramel topping over cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Remove rim from pan. Sprinkle with sea salt just before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p69

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flssgrl User ID: 8810576 245694
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"Excellent! I sold this for a $100 donation at a dessert auction. It's beautiful!"

victorialohjl User ID: 8809164 245626
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2016

"hi can i ask will it be as awesome if i remove the Kahlua? any non alcoholic substitutes?"

Geri0212 User ID: 8805062 245457
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"Made this Sunday for a dinner party and it was fabulous! Followed the instructions and didn't vary - nor will I when I make this again. It's perfect!"

vj221979 User ID: 5329286 245068
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"Wonderful! I too made the crust too thick but will make again for sure!"

cleachohio User ID: 8256199 243277
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"Just made this today exactly as written. At first, I thought the crust had too much melted butter, but it set up perfectly. This is an amazing cheesecake in both taste and appearance!"

karen3775 User ID: 2363338 224261
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"I made this for Easter and it was really delicious and beautiful! I didn't put aluminum foil around the bottom and should have - the butter melts out. Also be sure to pull/push the crust up the sides and as evenly as possible. I rushed and had a large outer edge crust that ended up sort of like biscotti (delicious but not what you're looking for in a cheesecake :) I absolutely will make this one again!"

mary heyden User ID: 7014417 223745
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

"Can this be frozen?"

w8n2toff User ID: 7642871 223434
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"This recipe is amazing! I don't understand why people think they have to change the recipe. Just make as is and comment on it. If you change it, call it something else and submit it. Then everyone can comment on how crappy yours was because you strayed from th original!"

DDPLoeches User ID: 1536323 120527
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"I made it with a graham cracker crust, with coffee and cinnamon (one of our guests can't have chocolate), and everyone really liked it. I put salt on it before guests arrived; I think I must have done it too soon, though, because it all melted and I never saw it!"

BeauQuinn User ID: 5095657 116255
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"Provid a review on what you thought of the recipe and how you adjusted it."

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