Rolo Caramel Cheesecake
 
Caramel Toffee Cheesecake
Ingredients
Homemade Caramel Sauce:
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
Crust:
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 2 packages crushed graham crackers)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup), melted
  • 1¼ cups chocolate chips
Cheesecake Filling:
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup caramel topping (recipe below)
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
Toppings to garnish the cheesecake:
  • ½ cup whipped cream
  • ½ cup caramel
  • Rolos
Instructions
  1. To make caramel sauce:
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and syrup. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula.
  3. Once it is caramel colored, remove from heat, add the butter and stir until the butter is melted.
  4. Add the cream and stir until it's all combined.
  5. Store in the refrigerator if not using right away. Makes about ¾ cup. Can be made days ahead, just microwave to soften when ready to use.
  6. To make crust:
  7. Preheat the oven to 300º.
  8. Combine crust ingredients except the chocolate chips.
  9. Press into a 9-inch springform pan.
  10. Push all the way up the sides and press in firmly. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
  11. Set the springform pan on a baking sheet (some butter will leak from the pan).
  12. Bake for about five minutes or until the chocolate chips are soft. Smooth them out with an offset spatula.
  13. Place it in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
  14. To make cheesecake:
  15. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Add the vanilla and caramel and mix well.
  16. Add the eggs one at a time and beat just until incorporated.
  17. Pour into chilled crust.
  18. Place the pan into a cheesecake moat and fill sides with hot water OR Wrap the exterior of the pan in a double layer of foil and place in a larger pan (roasting pan) filled with an inch or two of hot water. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes -1 hour and 45 minutes in the 300º oven. The center will still be wiggly, but it shall set in the end. Remove from the oven and cool.
  19. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  20. To garnish the cake:
  21. Pour on the rest of the caramel.
  22. Pipe on some whipped cream mounds and decorate with toffee chunks and pieces.
  23. *note, my cake took the full 1 hour 45 mins to cook. (Next time I may go an extra 10 mins)
  24. *the chocolate chips make slicing difficult once firm, so bring cake to room temp before slicing or spread fewer chips over the crust.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/2017/10/rolo-caramel-cheesecake.html