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? :)
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