Caramel swirl cheesecake

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Caramel swirl cheesecake
Photography by Mark O'Meara

This easy dessert will be a smash hit with family and friends.

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • 250g plain sweet biscuits
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 500g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup thickened cream
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • Caramel

  • 8 caramel chews
  • 2 tablespoons thickened cream
  • Caramel sauce

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 300mls thickened cream
  • 60g butter, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 19cm square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 5cm overhang.

  2. Place biscuits in a processor. Process until fine crumbs form. Add butter. Process until combined. Press mixture into base of prepared pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, make caramel: Place caramels and cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Remove from heat.

  4. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in cream and flour until just combined.

  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Place spoonfuls of caramel on cheese mixture. Using a wooden skewer, swirl through caramel. Bake for 50 minutes or until centre is almost set. Cool in oven for 3 hours with door slightly ajar. Refrigerate overnight.

  6. Make caramel sauce: Place sugar, cream and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until boiling. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes to cool slightly. Serve cheesecake with caramel sauce.

Super Food Ideas - August 2008, Page 21
Recipe by Liz Macri

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