this salted caramel cheesecake is divine, creamy, smooth and tastes amazing with a macadamia nut crust

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

This Salted Caramel Cheesecake mixes two of the best desserts ever. A smooth creamy perfect cheesecake with a rich decadent homemade caramel mixed in. All over a delicious shortbread crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel recipe, cheesecake recipe, salted caramel cheesecake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 18 servings
Calories 398kcal
Author Ashlee Marie



  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/3 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C finely chopped macadamia nuts


  • 2 lbs full fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C caramel sauce
  • 2 lrg eggs room temp
  • 1 lrg egg yolk room temp




  • preheat the oven to 350F,
  • In your mixer beat the butter until fluffy
  • Add brown sugar and mix well,
  • Add flour and mix until a dough forms
  • Mix in the nuts
  • Spread into 10 inch cheesecake pan, poke holes
  • Bake 18 mins
  • Let cool.
  • Reduce oven to 300 and place baking dish full of hot water on the bottom rack to create moisture (leave this in while baking).


  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on med until light and fluffy, about 30-60 sec.
  • While beating on low add the caramel sauce
  • Scrape the bowl, beat 45 sec more - make sure it's smooth with no chunks.
  • Lightly whisk the eggs and yolks together and add to cream cheese mixture
  • Mix on low speed until they are incorporated and the batter is velvety, about 30 sec, scrape the bowl and mix 10 sec more - do NOT overbeat.
  • Pour the filling over crust, bake on the center rack about 1 hour +.
  • how to tell cheesecake is done - When you open the rack and shift the pan the center 3-4 inches will jiggle - not like soup, like a loose jello jigglers.
  • Turn the oven off and crack open the door and let the cake cool then refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day pour the rest of the caramel over the top of the cake
  • Sprinkle the fleur de sel over the top of the cheesecake, as much or as little (I'm all for MORE is better)



Cook the sauce while the crust is baking, then let it cool.
When it's slightly cool press some plastic wrap down across the top so the sauce doesn't get a "skin". It will be slightly warm when you add it to the filling.
You'll probably need to warm it up just a bit before adding it the top of the cheesecake so keep it in a microwave safe container.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg