Salted caramel is appearing everywhere these days – in cookies, brownies, cakes, and drinks.
But what is it about the dark amber substance that is so addicting and keeps us coming back for more? I think once you've tasted the creamy, buttery caramel sprinkled with tiny savory morsels of sea salt you'll realize what all the hype is about.
This Vanilla Cheesecake with Salted Caramel recipe
is pretty amazing, if I do say so myself!
It all starts with a graham cracker crust made from graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar.
I like a good thick crust to hold up my cheesecake. Press the crumbs on the bottom and up the sides of a springform pan.
This vanilla cheesecake comes together so easy and bakes up beautifully.
It's best to let your cheesecake chill overnight. Once it's chilled, add some fresh whipped cream.
I love the light and airy taste of whipped cream in contrast to the richness of the creamy cheesecake.
Sometimes cheesecakes can be flimsy and hard to serve. That's where the thick graham cracker crust comes in handy. This cheesecake is a showstopper!
And there's only one thing that is missing...
Ah yes – a generous drizzle of the beloved salted caramel. You could drizzle the whole cheesecake with the caramel or do it by the slice, which is what I prefer.
If you're feeling extra adventurous, add an extra sprinkle of sea salt to bring out the flavors even more. Enjoy!Christy joined the Tablespoon team to share her recipes and inspire family food fun. Watch her Tablespoon member profile for great new recipes!