I photographed this cheesecake one year ago and since then have made it four times, but not had the decency to share it with you. It’s been requested for two birthdays and brought in one of the highest bids at a scout fundraiser. Even when the salted caramel craze dies, I’m pretty sure this cheesecake will still be around. It’s just that good.
About a year ago, we went on a trip to our local cheesecake factory to do some reconnaissance. They were just debuting their own salted caramel cheesecake and it was the unanimous favorite for both us and the kids. Now, I love cheesecake factory, but their style is the the cheesecake version of how my five-year-old accessorizes.
They have a tendency to go overboard with their recipes and I often feel like there’s a little too much going on. So, when we created our version we edited it ever so slightly to make it a little less showy and a little more classy. Since National Cheesecake day is coming up (July 30th!), I figured it was about time to share this culinary gem with the world.