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Caramel chocolate cheesecake

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Caramel Choc Cheesecake, recipes
Caramel Choc Cheesecake, recipes
  • Serves: 10

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    chill until set
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Caramel chocolate cheesecake is a super-rich cheesecake that features everyone's favourite flavour combination: chocolate and caramel. This cheesecake serves 10 but because it's so indulgent, it might stretch to a couple more, if you keep portions quite small. This is the perfect dinner party dessert as it's ideal for making a day ahead - it only takes 20 minutes to make and prepare, and then needs at least 4 hours to chill until it has set, so if you start it the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight, it will be ready to go on the day that you're entertaining. Plus you'll have more time on the day to get on with other things, or even put your feet up!

Ingredients

  • 30g butter, melted
  • 125g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 300g Philadelphia Light
  • 150 ml fresh custard
  • 200g caramel dulce de leche
  • 1 sachet (11g) powdered gelatine
  • 50g dark chocolate, coarsely grated

Caramel dulce de leche can be found in most major supermarkets next to the condensed milk.

Method

  1. Mix together the butter and biscuit crumbs. Press the mixture firmly into the base of an 18cm loose bottomed cake tin and chill whilst preparing the cheesecake filling.
  2. Place the Philadelphia, custard and dulce de leche in a bowl and whisk together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Put 3 tbsp of water in a small basin and sprinkle on the gelatine. Stand the basin over a saucepan of hot water and heat gently until dissolved.
  4. Stir the gelatine into the Philly mixture. Then fold in the grated chocolate. Pour onto the prepared biscuit base and leave to chill for about 4 hours or until set. Serve decorated as liked.

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Mim

Can you make this without gelatine?

arrows23

DSN - you can use condensed milk - you will need to boil the unopened tin in water for an hour - this turns it to caramel (dulce de leche). Let it cool before opening it.Carnation also have a Caramel condensed milk that you can use if you can get hold of it.

Amita Patel

I was very impressed at how tasty this cheesecake was I would definitely recommend to a friend.

CM

DSN, you could try getting caramel dulce de leche from ebay - as it's canned it will post easily... I have made this and it is simply gorgeous!

DSN

In Mumbai, India, unfortunately Caramel dulce de leche is not available. Please advise what to use. It's a pity India, Mumbai is a city where foodstuff of various types are consumed and so many products are not available.

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