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Coffeehouse Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

by on December 12, 2012 · 3 comments

Thanks to everyone who entered the Smucker’s giveaway. I enjoyed reading all your comments (as usual) and wish I could give the prize to everyone, but the comment that was picked at random was from Alyson.  She’s making seasoned nuts for her husband’s co-workers and Monster cookies for everyone else.  Go Alyson.

Coffee House Cheesecake

As for me, I couldn’t wait until Christmas to try this cheesecake, so I went ahead and baked the Smucker’s recipe on Monday.

**It is fantastic! **

The cheesecake baked up smooth with nary a crack, the sweetness level was balanced, and it did not lack in coffee flavor.  I also loved how the color of the coffee layer was almost the same color as the crust, which made it appear that the crust was a half inch thick.

Whoever created this cheesecake deserves a prize, but that didn’t stop me from making a small change. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of vanilla-caramel flavored powdered coffee creamer. Instead, I used 1/4 cup of liquid Hershey’s brand (which is non-hydrogenated) in its place.  Below is the recipe with my notes.  The original Coffeehouse Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake is on the Smucker’s Site.

 

Caramel Cheesecake

Coffeehouse Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake
 
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A coffee and vanilla flavored cheesecake topped with caramel sauce. Condensed milk helps prevent cracks.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (or regular plus a pinch of cinnamon)
  • • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • • 4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • • 1/3 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • • 3 tablespoons Medaglia D'Oro® Instant Espresso Coffee
  • • 1/2 cup vanilla caramel powdered coffee creamer OR 4 tablespoons non-hydrogenated vanilla flavored liquid creamer
  • • Whipped cream
  • • 1/4 cup Smucker's® Sundae Syrup™ Caramel Flavored Syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter in small bowl with a fork. Press firmly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Beat the cream cheese in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Add eggs, flour and vanilla. Mix until well combined, but make sure not to overbeat after adding the eggs. Divide cream cheese mixture in half. If you have a scale, you can weigh it out. Half is about 28 ounces.
  3. Stir instant espresso into one half of the mixture until dissolved. If using the liquid coffee creamer, add 1 tablespoon to the espresso mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle powdered creamer over the other half of mixture IF USING and stir it in. If you are using the liquid, add the remaining 3 tablespoons of liquid creamer to the vanilla mixture. Mix until well combined.
  4. Bake 70 to 80 minutes (70 was fine for me) or until lightly browned and set. Cool. Chill 3 hours. Remove from pan. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle with caramel syrup.
Notes
I used Hershey's brand liquid coffee creamer.

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Published on December 12, 2012

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Adam December 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm

That looks really good, I wonder if it would taste as good if I yogurtified it, since I have too many cheesecake naysayers to deal with :). I’ve also never made a cheesecake with condensed milk before, I imagine it would make the texture quite silky. Well, now I want cheesecake :).

Sue December 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

That is a beautiful slice of cheesecake!

Alyson December 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I never have powdered or liquid creamer around but your gorgeous picture and ringing endorsement of the cheesecake recipe (no cracks!!) have convinced me to put one of them on my grocery list! Our travel schedule is a bit hectic through the New Year so if I can’t fit in the baking for Christmas dinner then it will be the first cheesecake of 2013 for sure. Thanks for posting your version!

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