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Caramel Brownie Cheesecake

by Tickled Red on April 1, 2011 · 74 comments

This is a monkeyhead concoction so please don’t be disappointed with me that it’s not 100% homemade. Sometimes as a mom you have to go with your childrens ideas in order to lift their creative wings. Monkey One loves cheesecake and caramel, Monkey Two has a passion for brownies you put the two of these knuckleheads together and look at what they come up with… Caramel Brownie Cheesecake. You gotta love the way these boys think. To see their vision come to fruition we used one of our favorite brownie mixes, a no bake white chocolate cheesecake recipe from Williams-Sonoma and we tried Jamie’s homemade caramel recipe from My Baking Addiction. My girl has it going on in the kitchen y’all, get ready to drool. M1 has comendered a couple bottles of caramel to hoard all for himself, sneaky bug.

M2 loves his brownie mix above because while I’m at work he can whip up a batch with my surfer and feel like he has stepped out of his sous chef role into the postion of head honcho. He’s always my little helper in the kitchen while M1 likes to supervise and come up with some crazy notions. I’m just tickled that they like to play around in the kitchen and experiment with food. Now if they would just take the same inetrest in trying new ideas with vegetables and seafood our lives would be perfect. I have my fingers crossed y’all (X).

While the boys made the brownie mix I lined a springform pan with parchment paper. Why? Well I figured it might help in case the mix decided to seep out and it would keep the brownie from sticking to the sides as well as the bottom. Not to mention it’s always prudent to have a super duper easy removal method for any theoretical baking concoction that you are experimenting with for the first time.

Once the brownie mix was in the oven we moved on to making Jamie’s caramel. First we decided to utilize her Tempting Tip of using vanilla bean while warming the cream. Goodness am I glad that we did. A-MAH-ZING!

In a heavy saucepan stir together the sugar, syrup and water until the sugar is completely moistened.

Stirring constantly over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the syrup is bubbling. This is not a time to go and see who Donald fired, trust me. 

Stop stirring completely and allow the syrup to boil undisturbed until it turns a deep amber. Remove the syrup from the heat, slowly and carefully pour the hot cream into the caramel. I do believe this is my favorite part when making caramel, it’s just so pretty watching the reaction and it smells soooo good!

Stir in the butter and salt. Allow the sauce to cool and gently stir in the vanilla extract.

Voila! Gorgeous, delicious and simple homemade caramel. For complete, precise perfect directions click the link below to Jamie’s recipe. She will spell it out for you perfectly.

After the caramel has cooled a bit pour it over the brownie and set aside.

Next heat up the heavy cream and melt the white chocolate.

Stirring constantly until smooth. Place the liquid gold in the refigerator to cool for approx. 30 minutes. Trust me no one will notice if you sneak a spoonful (slurp).

This will give you plenty of time to whip the creamcheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla.

In an electric mixer beat the ingredients for the creamcheese filling until smooth, add the cooled white chocolate and continue to mix until creamy.

Pour the cheesecake filling on top of the cooled, caramel drenched brownie still in the springform pan and try not to eat it all before you’re finished.

Make sure it is nice and smooth, then place it in the refigerator to cool overnight.

Drizzle with more caramel and chocolate syrup. Decadent!

If you can make this cheesecake and not eat half in one night y’all, your self control is truly amazing.

Personally I licked the plate clean, literally and went back for thirds. My guys get a high five for this little brain child. Next time though, when I have more time I’ll make this yummy dessert with a homemade brownie recipe just to compare.

I hope that you guys have a blast trying this recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you.

Hugs & Kisses,

Tickled Red




Caramel Brownie CheesecakeMakes approx. 12 slices


1 box of your favorite brownie mix

Prep: Line the bottom of a 9in springform pan with parchment paper.

Jamie’s Homemade Caramel Sauce-My Baking Addiction

After the caramel has cooled, pour half over the brownie while it remains in the springform pan.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Filling-Williams and Sonoma

12 ounces white chocolate

1 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 pound cream cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract (essence)

To make the filling, in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the white chocolate and heavy cream, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.

Remove from the heat and refigerate, stirring occasionally until cool, approx. 30 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat until well blended.

Add the cooled white chocolate mixture and beat until light and fluffy, approx 2 minutes.

Pour the filling over the brownie, smooth with a rubber spatula. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.

Plate and drizzel with more homemade caramel sauce and chocolate syrup.


Shari/Tickled Red



Souffle Bombay April 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm

All of my favorite things in one bite! Well except shrimp that is!!!
Triple YUM!!!

cait April 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm

everything i love in ONE dish! FABULOUS!

bridget {bake at 350} April 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Oh, wow….wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. This is going on my “must make” list. Not only the “must make” list, but the “must make SOON” list. My boys are going to LOOOOVE me! Thank you!

Molly Smith April 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

This looks absolutely delicious. I am sure it is perfect with the Ghirardelli box mix … yum! You ladies that bake like this and take pics as you go just amaze me. Your photos are fantastic. Gorgeous presentation. Thanks for sharing. ~Molly

(found you via Bridget tweet)

Adelle @ ready...GO!...get set April 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Red! Love the new look and this recipe looks to DIE for. I’m a cheesecake fan – will definitely be trying this one!

Miss April 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Cheesecake is my favorite! This looks so sinfully delicious!

TANYA LAVOIE April 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

OK, seriously! My daughters are gonna have to make this for EASTER!

Paulette Vance April 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm


You and the boys have outdone yourselves on this one! This looks beautiful…and did I mention delicious! Love, MOM

bunkycooks April 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I have gained 5 lbs. looking at this dessert! Oh, my goodness…please send me one slice because if I made it I would eat it all! :)

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies April 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Whoa whoa whoa, missus! Those boys of yours are pure geniuses. The photos are great too, Shari! Good work!

Tracy April 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

The pie looks gorgeous but I am swooning over that caramel sauce! YUM!

marla April 2, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Sounds like your little ones have some very good ideas when it comes to sweets. This cake sounds way to good to have around longer than a few minutes :)

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 3, 2011 at 6:32 am

Now what was it you were just telling me about screen licking ;-) I think I’m going to be doing a little of that here too with this amazing piece of brownie cheesecake staring at me, tempting me, calling to me….eat me.

Mandy - The Complete Cook Book April 3, 2011 at 6:57 am

Quite honestly, I think your Monkeys are geniuses!
:-) Mandy

Cookbook Queen April 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I’m pretty sure that this dessert is one of the best inventions ever.

Cookin' Canuck April 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Completely homemade or not, this is gorgeous and looks positively addictive.

Aggie April 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

that is my favorite brownie mix!! this looks absolutely heavenly.

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles April 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm

This combo of flavors and textures is beautiful! And I love a good homemade caramel – YUM!

Shaina April 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I die. Gorgeous and divine. I’m in love with caramel and chocolate, and I’m pretty sure I’m in love with this dessert now, too.

Michelle April 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Oh My, Shari!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction April 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Wow… Love this! Looks delish :)

DessertForTwo April 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm I need this now! Thanks for sharing (and wrecking my diet) ;)
I’m a Southern gal too :) Pleased to meet you!

Denise @ Creative Kitchen April 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Wow…this looks SO good!! I love brownies, caramel and cheesecake so this is a winner of a combo. They have great tasete!! :)

BOB April 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Wow…. am going to try it with Milk Choco Cheesecake instead of White Choco…

Will Report in on results..

Alison April 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

I would have loved this recipe if there was no egg in it…

Tickled Red April 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

Girl friend, kick that brownie to the curb then and enjoy ;) xoxo

sophistimom April 16, 2011 at 2:21 am

Oooh, this looks good. And I love the caramel swirls on top.

Jason April 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm

WoW. That looks great.

Robyn April 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I just found this on StumbleUpon and I am on my way to raid my mother’s kitchen to see if we have the ingredients even though I know we don’t have cream cheese.

fajas colombianas April 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I’d call this heaven in a dish.

Lucy @ Lucy eats May 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Wow that looks so indulgent! I think this calls for some Mother’s Day baking!

Erin @ Making Memories May 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

WOW! This looks amazing!

Jalal Hameed Bhatti June 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Yeh, looks very delicious and yummy of course

Chef Thornal July 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

My group Loves this recipe, its amazing :) Thanks for letting me share this with the other, ladies and gents please join us if you wish :) We would love to have you as a member <3

soupy August 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I can’t seem to find the recipe for the white chocolate cheesecake D:
Does anyone else have a link to it?

Tickled Red August 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

It’s the White Chocolate Filling in the recipe up above, just pair it with your standard Oreo or graham cracker crust and pop in the fridge over night :)

soupy August 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Ah, thank you! I’m sure my family will love it :)

Dani September 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Whoa! I’m just going to head on over to Dave and Buster’s or the Cheesecake Factory because I could never do this.

Suzanne September 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I want to dive right into that heavenly brownie caramel cheesecake!! Looks sinfully good :)

Ellese October 3, 2011 at 3:28 am

Also, to get the baked cheesecake effect, after the Carmel on the brownie process, you could bake up a round of your face cheesecake recipe, but parchment instead of crust, after it’s finished, separate it from the pan, flip it, onto a plate, then stack on the Carmel layer, refrigerate and decorate!

Ella March 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

this looks so unhealthy…. I need it in my life right now!!

Jeff Clough March 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Red, this sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it. When I do…I might have to commandeer the whole thing for myself! I found this when using StumbleUpon, and have not looked at any of your other posts, but you can rest assured…I intend to!

Tanjil islam July 26, 2012 at 3:34 am

This is awesome recipe. Excellent decoration of the cake. But always look after the fat and try to eat limited. Good luck with that yammy cheese cake …

Dena July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I made this this weekend for my father-in- law’s birthday and everyone that had it thought it was awesome! I “almost” burnt my caramel, but used it anyway and you couldn’t taste anything goofy at all. The cheesecake layer was softer than I thought it would be, not as dense as “normal” cheesecake, so the pieces didn’t cut as clean as I’d hoped, but the taste made up for it. Thanks!

shannon October 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

This sounds sooo good! Im making it right now and have a bit of an issue though. My cream cheese mixture is really soupy, not creamy. All my measurement were on, not sure what to do! It looks like it needs to be baked….. :( I dont want to pour it on my brownie yet!

Tickled Red October 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Hi love, sounds like you added too much cream? I would say add more cream cheese if you have it until its thicker. Keep in mind you won’t need it all, so only pour enough over the brownie and reserve the rest.

Shannon October 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Ok Great! Do you think I could bake it a bit without ruining it? Just a thought… I don’t have anymore cream cheese, I could go out and get some, but I was thinking maybe baking a bit might stiffen it up… if not I’ll go out and get some :)


Tickled Red October 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Check your email :) lets chat there.

Carolyn Kavarnos February 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Looks great, is the brownie mix for an 8 by 8 or 13 by 9?

Great Skin Basics March 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Looks great, and Nice Photo Collection.

Pam M March 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I honestly don’t see why it would bother people about using a boxed brownie recipe, you have to do what you can to make your kids happy, not to mention Ghiradelli’s boxed brownies are some of the best?

ATasteOfMadness May 16, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I have been looking at a lot of cheesecake recipes recently, but this one looks the best. Yum!

Jennifer August 29, 2013 at 10:13 am

Yummy :D would try it out soon :)

Priyanka March 1, 2014 at 9:24 am

I made this today. And it was nothing short of A-MAH-ZING, as you’ve said in one of the steps above :)

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