Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Irish Cream Caramel

Luscious, rich, sweet, and insanely delicious, this Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Irish Cream Caramel is a quintessence of a luxurious and decadent dessert.

Hello, my friends. Happy Friday! I hope you are so ready for this weekend, and I certainly hope you are going to indulge yourself with something utterly scrumptious. Did you say you are not prepared? No worries – I’ve got you covered. This Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Irish Cream Caramel is probably definitely something you need.

I made this cheesecake on my birthday. Indeed, there were two cakes involved around it. First I made another twist on that Honey Russian Cake on Friday. But that was a moderately small cake, and Andrey (mostly Andrey!) and I handled it very quickly. Specifically, it had gone by Saturday. Since I celebrated my birthday a couple of days later, on Tuesday, I decided I needed another cake. Have you ever read a book Karlsson-on-the-Roof by the Sweeden writer Astrid Lindgren? If not, you should definitely give it a try!

In a nutshell, Karlsson-on-the-Roof is a confident and mischievous man with a propeller who lives on the roof (surprising twist, eh!) of one of the Stockholm’s houses. He is also known for his sweet teeth. He mentioned once that a good person should always hope for their friend to stop by, and thus, should always have a cake (Hey, Kelsie, is this a reason you always have something delicious?). Also, when his friend, a boy Svante (Just a regular boy. He wasn’t lucky enough to have a propeller), was celebrating his birthday, Karlsson was a bit skeptical about a cake with eight candles. He said he’d rather prefer eight cakes with one candle.

I think Karlsson has pretty solid logic!

So I decided to make a cheesecake. Certainly, as I was turning 35, it needed to include some of my favorite ingredients and flavors. Like dulce de leche. Or Irish cream. Or both. I had combined these two things a couple of times, so I knew this would be a fantastic dessert. This  Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Irish Cream Caramel didn’t get a particularly impeccable look (It also cracked which almost never happens to me. I am also not really happy with the pictures.) But the texture and the flavor were amazing, and that the most important aspect, right? And despite the name, it wasn’t too sweet as I decided dulce de leche would play the main role here – not sugar. Besides, that’s an excuse to pour more of this luscious caramel over the cheesecake!

Because a caramel cheesecake always needs some extra caramel. Agreed? :)

Cheers!

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Irish Cream Caramel

  1. Marie says:

    Well Happy Birthday again and why not celebrate with 2 cakes – you deserve it :) This cheesecake truly sings to me. All that caramel is just everything I need. Yum

  2. Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says:

    Happy belated birthday Ben! This dulce de leche cheesecake with that thick caramel sauce was the perfect way to celebrate! I usually make a carrot cake for my birthday, but this decadent treat would be a nice change!

  3. Marissa says:

    Happy 35th, Ben! 35 cakes and one candle would really be something, lol!

    We just got back from Buenos Aires and they’re obsessed with dulce de leche – after visiting, I kind of am too. ;) Hello, Alfajores! So this cheesecake is totally calling my name!
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  4. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    Ben, now you are talking my language here. What an amazing looking cheesecake! And those flavours of Dulce de Leche and Irish Cream combined. Wow! It’s a while since I’ve baked a cheesecake (I normally do “no bake” ones as you know ;-) ) but when I do I’ll certainly be putting this on my list of considerations.

  5. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    Hahaha! I’d like to say that’s the reason I bake but…really I bake for myself :). I haven’t read the book you mentioned but I think I’d love it because Pippi Longstocking (which she wrote, of course) was one of my favorite books as a kid. Now for this cheesecake, I know it would become my favorite. Dulce de leche anything is automatically amazing!

  6. David @ Spiced says:

    I love the flavor combination here, Ben…it sounds like the perfect dessert for sitting back and celebrating your birthday! Actually, using the logic from the story, shouldn’t you have had 35 cakes with 1 candle in each? I think that’s a much better idea, and I bet Andrey would agree with me! :-) Either way, happy belated birthday, my friend!

  7. Laura says:

    Ben – I so completely agree with you that there’s never enough caramel, although not sure I’d stop at a caramel cheesecake. Works for me on chocolate or vanilla cake, too! Ok or even pumpkin bread. This is a gorgeous cheesecake, thanks for the recipe, I’m pinning it for later!

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