Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Recipe

The dulce de leche flavor is subtle, and the cheesecake is not overly sweet. The cake will certainly benefit from a good drizzling of dulce de leche on top.

Adopted from epicurious and donna hay

⅓ cup (40g) almond meal
¾ cup (105g) plain flour
¼ cup (55g) caster (superfine) sugar
90g butter, chopped

225g (8oz) cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup (350g/12½oz) dulce de leche
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt

  1. To make the base, place the almond meal, flour, sugar and butter in a bowl. Rub the mixture with your fingertips until a rough dough forms.
  2. Line the base of a 20cm-round springform tin with baking paper. Place the base mixture into the base and flatten. Bake at 150°C/350°F until light golden, about 12-15 minutes. 
  3. To make the filling, beat cream cheese, dulce de leche, eggs, flour, vanilla and salt with a whisk until the mixture is smooth. 
  4. Pour batter over the base and bake at 160°C/325°F until the centre is almost set, about 40-50 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and run a metal spatula around the rim of the pan to loosen the cheesecake. This helps prevent cracking. Let the cheesecake cool for about 20-25 minutes before covering and placing in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours or overnight before serving.


  1. This is a nice looking cheesecake :-)

  2. Nice to see another recipe from you :) Hope your absence hasn't anything to do with ' horrible publishing issues' - silly people say I, though I worked myself for years in publishing. Good luck with that.
    Funny how these blogs work: was thinking/reading recently about dulce de leche - even bought a tin of condensed milk - and there's your recipe for a yummy-sounding cheesecake! Though you don't make yours with condensed milk, do you?
    You're obviously an Antipodean: all this Edmonds Cookbook, Donna Hay and so. I'm a NZ'er myself, though have lived here in the northern hemisphere, for years.
    Good luck - and I'll keep checking your site!
    Kind regards, Veronica

  3. Hi there, I'm one of your regular followers and I love your recipes! I want to pass on to you the Kreativ Blogger Award - it's a chain letter thing, the detail for which you can find on google, or see http://myocg.blogspot.ie/2012/06/if-you-like-pina-coladas.html
    PS - this cheesecake looks great, I have never tried a baked cheesecake but I love caramel so maybe I should try this!

  4. dulce de leche plus cheesecake? oh yum!

  5. Oooh, I love the dulce de leche addition to this cheesecake...sounds amazing!

  6. you forgot to mention what to do with the salt for the filling

    1. Thank you so much for pointing that out, I have now fixed it.


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