Turtle Choc Caramel Cheesecake

My go to New York cheesecake with a thick caramel and chocolate layer and pecan pieces. Make this cake if you want more than a regular cheesecake.

Crunchy pecans baked in the crust and caramel layer. Is there something better than a chocolate ganache filling?

Chocolate, Caramel and Nuts are a great combination


Let me introduce you the six amazing layers of this cheesecake. The first one is the most important one for a lot of people: the graham cracker crust. I am talking crunchy, buttery and lightly sweet. The cookie crust is topped with a layer of caramel. A silky chocolate ganache layer thrones on top of the caramel. A thick cheesecake layer is the star of this cake. Decorated is it with a layer of caramel and chocolate.


Read here my tips for a crackfree cheesecake every time!

Turtle Caramel Cheesecake

Ingredients

For graham crust:

2 cups (270 g) graham cookie crumbs

8 tbsp (114 g) butter, melted

2 tbsp (30 g) brown sugar

3 tbsp (30 g) pecan pieces, optional


For the caramel sauce:

2 cups (400 g) white sugar

1/3 cup (80 ml) water, optional

1/3 cup (80 g) butter, soft

1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream, warm

1/3 cup (45 g) flour

1/4 cup (30 g) pecan pieces


For the chocolate filling:

4 oz (120 g) semi sweet chocolate

6 tbsp (90 ml) heavy cream


For the cheesecake batter:

24oz (675 g) cream cheese, softened

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 cup (240 g) sour cream

3 large eggs

3/4 cup (175 g) brown sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract


For the chocolate decoration:

2 oz (60 g) semi sweet chocolate

3 tbsp heavy cream


INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1:

To make the caramel sauce use a medium sized sauce pan and add sugar and water if desired. Let it melt and caramelize without stirring it but keep a close eye on it since it tends to burn quickly. Remove the caramel from the heat and add butter in pieces. Mix it until combined. Slowly pour in the heavy cream and mix it until it is combined. I like to place it back on the hot stove top for that. Then set aside and let cool.

Step 2:

Preheat oven to 350 °F. To make the graham cracker crust use a food processor and pulse cookies until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter and pulse until combined. Fill in prepared 8 or 9-inch springform pan. Press int