CARAMEL MACCHIATO CHEESECAKE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This cheesecake was invented in a coffee shop from a favorite coffee drink, and the name alone says delicious!
Recipe & Photo: www.cookiemadness.net

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c
(1 stick) butter, melted
2 Tbsp
white sugar
3 pkg
(8 oz.ea.) cream cheese, softened
1 c
white sugar
3
eggs
1
(8 oz.) container sour cream
1/4 c
brewed espresso or strong coffee
2 tsp
vanilla extract
pressurized whipped cream
caramel ice cream topping

Step-By-Step

1Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 2 Tbsp. of sugar until well combined. Press into the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 inch up the sides. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 8 minutes, then remove to cool on a wire rack.
2Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
3Beat the softened cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream, espresso and vanilla. Pour batter into the baked and cooled crust.
4Bake cheesecake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes; then turn the oven off, partially open the door and allow the cheesecake to rest for 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven, and run a knife around the edges. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack to room temperature, then cover the springform pan with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
5To serve, cut the cheesecake into wedges and garnish each slice with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy