Tuesday Treats: Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites
I have a weakness for anything and everything salted caramel. The mixture of sweet and salty is just to die for. I had a dinner party with friends coming up and was supposed to bring a dessert. I like to use these opportunities to try something new so I headed to Pinterest (you can follow me here) where I ran across Cooking Classy's recipe for Cheesecake Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Topping. They instantly made my mouth water so I knew I had to try them! I found the recipe easy to follow and they turned out perfect. Ok, the second batch turned out perfect…. make sure to see my notes to see what adjustments I made! 🙂
Here is what you will need for the Cheesecake Cupcakes (or Cheesecake Bites as I like to call them):
- 2 cups finely crushed graham crackers (from 16 sheets)
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 7 Tbsp salted butter, melted
- 4 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
And here is what you will need for the Caramel Topping:
- 1 1 /2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water
- 6 Tbsp salted butter
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Maldon or coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
You can head over to Classy Cooking to see the entire recipe with directions.
I actually made two batches of these. I had to make some adjustments because, although they tasted fine, the first ones didn't look great. There is a huge difference between the first batch (left) and second batch (right)!
The first time I made these, I filled the cups nearly full as the recipe states . However, when I did this, they rose too high and then sank inwards after cooling. They looked horrible. I wanted a flat top, so this wasn't going to work. For the next round, I filled each cup 3/4 full. To avoid having the mini cheesecakes sink inward, I filled a cake pan with water and placed it on the bottom shelf of the oven. I am not sure if it was the result of one or both of the adjustments, but they came out perfect the second time!
This recipe is definitely a keeper!
If you try these, make sure to come back here and let me know how they turned out! 🙂
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