I officially declare Cheesecake as my favourite dessert! Favourite thing to eat and also my favourite dessert to make. It has taken me a very long time to convince people around me that baking a classic cheesecake or cheesecake bars is much easier than baking an actual cake! Check out my previous post on cheese cake for real proof! - More on that later...
This recipe for salted caramel cheesecake bars is THE recipe you need in your life!!! Delicious and creamy cheesecake bars topped with homemade salted caramel - these bars will vanish within seconds. Ever since I nailed a recipe for classic baked creamy cheesecake on the blog, I knew I had to make more variations and experiment with the toppings.
What makes this recipe easy, is that you do not need water bath for cheesecake bars, like you do for a classic baked cheesecake recipe. Inspite of that, you end up having a luscious, creamy texture.
The secret to a good cheesecake recipe, is obviously the core ingredient: cream cheese. You want to make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature and so should be the eggs and cream. For this recipe, we used dairy craft cream cheese that ended up giving us a really really, seriously creamy cheesecake.
Coming back to how it is simpler than a cake?
- cheesecake batter requires one bowl ONLY! I love single bowl recipes.
- no sifting
- no major measuring
- no frosting
- no flour - i love flour less cakes haha 😀
Anyway, baking a cheesecake does take very long - it stays for about 50 mins in the oven, followed by a lot of waiting, then overnight resting in the fridge, but it is totally worth it! The moment you bite into the silky creamy texture, you forget all of this in a second. (or in a bite :D)
What makes this cheesecake bars recipe extra special, is the homemade salted caramel sauce topping. You can really play with the toppings and either also put simple strawberries or other fruit on top, but I definitely love a saucy topping! Be it berry compote or classic homemade salted caramel sauce. Love at first bite, isn't it? <3
Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 70 minutes
- Total Time: 85 minutes
- Yield: 12 pieces 1x
- Category: Dessert
Creamy cheesecake bars topped with homemade salted caramel
- 20 Butter Cookies
- 450 grams Cream Cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup Sugar (granulated)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1/2 cup Fresh Cream
- 2 Eggs
Salted Caramel Sauce
- 1 cup Sugar (granulated)
- 1/2 cup Butter (salted)
- 1/2 cup Fresh Cream
- pinch of Salt
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degree celsius.
- Pulse the butter cookies until they form a powder like texture.
- Line a 10/13" baking dish with parchment paper and transfer the cookies and flatten using the back of a glass.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Keep aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and sugar. Mix together with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes on low speed.
- Add the eggs (one at a time) and mix again.
- Add vanilla essence and cream. Mix one last time scraping the mixture from the bottom. Do not over mix.
- Pour the batter to the cooled down (room temp is fine) biscuit base and transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes at 160 degree celsius.
- Once the top just begins to brown, over the cheesecake dish with a foil and transfer it back to the oven and bake for additional 20 minutes.
- Turn off the oven at this step and let the cheesecake stay in the oven for at least 30 minutes.
- Transfer the cheesecake to the kitchen counter and let it stay there for at least an hour before refrigerating overnight.
Salted Caramel Sauce
- In a heavy bottom pan, add sugar and let it melt and caramelise on low flame.
- Once the sugar turns into syrup, it will begin to change to a yellowish-golden colour. Just when it turns light brown, add the butter and continue stirring.
- Once it has mixed, add cream and a pinch of salt.
- Keep mixing for about one minute and turn off the heat.
- Transfer the salted caramel sauce to a jar and pour over the cheesecake just before serving.
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Rachel @ Yummy Noises
I love cheesecake and I love salted caramel so I will DEFINITELY have to try these! They look so yummy!
Thank you so much 🙂
Looks so lush, I've definitely got to make some of these and experience it... 😀
Thank you 😀
Yummy! Adding these to my weekend to-do list!