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Caramel Stripe Cheesecake

"I love to bake cheesecakes, and this recipe is one of the best I've tried," says Brenda LaBrie, Clark, South Dakota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • CARAMEL TOPPING:
  • 12 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped cream and coarsely chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack to cool. Reduce heat to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the flour, cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Chill while preparing toppings.
  • In a small saucepan, melt caramels with cream over medium heat, stirring constantly. In another saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter with cream over low heat, stirring until smooth. Drizzle caramel and chocolate toppings over cheesecake. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Just before serving, remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and pecans if desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Hershey caramels.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 442 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • mrsdodson23
    Aug 1, 2015

    My family (and extended family) insists that I make and bring this cheesecake to any bigFamily dinners we have. I've also prepared for several friends after my husband bragged about how good it was- everyone agrees- this recipe is the best!

  • s_pants
    Nov 2, 2012

    Very good cheesecake, but not spectacular. I really liked the Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake from this website better. But they really are 2 different kinds...so to each his own!

  • andiecam
    Nov 21, 2011

    1 Of the best cheesecakes I have ever taste yummy yummy. it is a must try