A copycat recipe of The Cheesecake Factory’s Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake. A decadent chocolate cookie crumb crust, classic cheesecake swirled with chocolate and caramel cheesecake. Topped with caramel sauce, pecans and whipped ganache.
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My husband’s birthday was last week. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted to celebrate and found out something that I never knew about him. My husband doesn’t like cake. I’ve been making him a birthday cake for 14 years and he doesn’t like cake. Mind blown.
After his cake confession, he told me that he wanted me to make him a cheesecake for his birthday. One of my all time favorite foods happens to be cheesecake, so of course I had no objections.
I grew up eating delicious cheesecake that my grandmother would make for our family. Her cheesecakes were always perfect. They never cracked on top, they were tall, creamy and delicious. My husband suggested making a Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake just like the one from The Cheesecake Factory. Challenge accepted.
I took my grandmother’s perfect cheesecake recipe and adapted it to become this heavenly Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake. You will be amazed at how creamy and dreamy this cheesecake is.
Making a cheesecake can be a little intimidating if you’re not familiar with all of the items needed to make it perfect. But, it is really not very difficult and the result is totally worth it! If you slow down and do one step at a time, you’ll be a cheesecake pro in no time!
There are some tools that will definitely help you make your cheesecake perfect. will definitely need a 10-inch Spring Form Pan for baking the cheesecake, a Roasting Pan for the water bath and foil to wrap around the spring form pan.
I wanted my Totally Amazing Caramel Pecan Cheesecake to look like the one from The Cheesecake Factory, so I divided the cheesecake batter and added some chocolate and caramel and then swirled it in to create the marbled effect. The cheesecake has a chocolate cookie crust and is topped with caramel ice cream topping, chopped pecans and chocolate ganache. I also whipped some chocolate ganache to create the chocolate swirl on top, which isn’t necessary, but gave the cheesecake the Cheesecake Factory look I was going for.
I know that you are going to love this Totally Amazing Caramel Pecan Cheesecake as much as I do. Don’t forget to pin this recipe so that you can make it whenever your cheesecake craving strikes! If you want to make it a full Cheesecake Factory meal, check out my recipe for Cheesecake Factory’s Louisiana Chicken Pasta!
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