Tuesday Treats: Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites

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)!

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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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  1. OMGoodness…I need to make this recipe…something right up my alley.

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