A special occasion (aka excuse) was just what I was looking for to bring this indulgent dessert to the table. My sister found this recipe on Pinterest and messaged me with it. While she probably knew I'd try my hand at it sooner than later, and she was right, she didn't get to indulge. She lives in Canada and I live in South Africa, so she'll have to whip it up herself.
The occasion for the cake was the combination of a farewell and early birthday party for a short-term volunteer we had working with us for two months. Tristin we're super glad you entered our lives and I for one loved how you appreciated the meals we shared. It was a pleasure to bake you something special as a send off. We'll miss you.
This cake isn't difficult but it is an investment. It has a number of steps but they can be done over a period of two or even three days. It's well worth the extra effort. It's as equally pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. When's your next special occasion? Just go for it.
Step 1: Caramel Sauce & Step 2: Cheesecake
I made the caramel sauce on Saturday, poured it into a glass jar and popped it into the fridge. The hardest part was leaving the jar closed for two days. I recommend hiding it in the back of the fridge. I made the cheesecake the same day. After it cooled down I left it in the pan but tightly covered it with saran wrap, then popped it into the fridge as well. It keeps fine in the fridge for a day or two. Apparently it freezes well so if you made it well in advance that's an option.
Step 3: Bake your Cake
I made the cake on Sunday afternoon. While the cake cooled, I made the salted caramel buttercream icing. I put the cake and cheesecake layers together, iced it and then put it in the fridge. The recipe actually recommends refrigerating it prior to pouring the caramel sauce and chocolate ganache over it.
Monday evening I zapped the remaining caramel sauce in the microwave to thin it a little, poured it over the cold iced cake, then topped with the ganache. I put it back in the fridge for about a half hour just long enough to set the ganache nicely. Then I served it up after a delicious meal.
The Final Masterpiece
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Cake Recipe
This delicious recipe brought to you by Shugary Sweets
Yield: 12-15 servings
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients:For the cheesecake:
This delicious recipe was found on Pinterest and brought to you by Shugary Sweets
All things cooking, from simple and clean to gourmet and exotic (and everything in between) have been my passion for over 30 years. Since discovering Pinterest, I pretty much exclusively cook from the recipes I PIN. My saying is, "if you can PIN it, you can cook it". I love to PIN recipes and I love to cook. I thought, why not blog the recipes I make from my Pinterest food boards. I'm the self-declared, Pincook.