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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

yesterday I went to starbucks with handsome man Wesley, and I got a caramel mocchiato =) and tonight i came across caramel macchiato cheesecake! =O it looks so good! i’m gonna give this a try soon!

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  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/4 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pressurized whipped cream
  • caramel ice cream topping (or you could get a bottle of starbucks caramel sauce! ;)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 2 tablespoons of sugar until well combined. Press into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, and 1 inch up the sides. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, then remove to cool on a wire rack.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  4. Beat the softened cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream, espresso and vanilla. Pour batter into the baked and cooled crust.
  5. Bake cheesecake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes; then turn the oven off, partially open the door and allow the cheesecake to rest for 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven, and run a knife around the edges. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack to room temperature, then cover the springform pan with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

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Leslie at Life in it’s Ordinary Form

is hosting a fabulous giveaway for Poo-Pourri! such a cute giveaway! head on over there and check it out for sure! it ends the 27th!

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also, I came across this fabulous blog today! if you’ve got a sweet tooth, head on over here! all of her desserts look SO amazing!

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weekend recap:

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as you saw I had a fabulous girls night with my roomies on friday.

saturday I got to spend all day with my boyfriend! =) we had an awesome time relaxing and enjoying our starbucks!

we came back to my apt and made dinner and watched netflix!

and today we went and got lunch at this Japanese restaurant near my school! Wes tried and failed for the zillionth time to get me to try sushi! i smelled it and.. I just can’t do it! =P yuck!

i got on the scale today…i’ve been dreading it! and found out i lost 2 lbs!! how? i have NO clue.. Japanese, margaritas, and chocolate lava cake must be excellent diet food! ;)

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well I’m gonna watch Kourtney and Kim take new york with my roomie Emerald then I’m headed to bed early!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

-Mere

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! The cheesecake recipe looks soooo good! I need to find a good plain vanilla recipe to start with before I get all fancy shmantzy (I cannot bake. its war in the kitchen! haha!)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Mallory said...

Okay, that cheesecake looks AMAZING!

Leslie said...

That cheesecake looks delicious!!! Thanks for blogging about my giveaway :) and i like your weekend attire!

Ashley Lauren said...

OMG... I want that cheesecake NOW!!!!!!!!!! It looks amazing!! :)
xoxo

Kelsey said...

Poo-Pouri hahahaha <3 thats so cute!

mmm cheesecake, its more like die-and-be-happy-cheesecake <3 yum yum

Meri said...

The only sushi I've ever had is with veggies in it. Maybe one day I'll try it- but I've only tried like 3 or 4 types of fish in my life COOKIED, so it's gonna be baby steps :)

Megan said...

Anything with cheesecake has to be delicious!! How awesome that you lost 2 pounds with such a great diet! Haha!

Erica said...

That cheesecake is soooo amazing. Love your Blog, new follower here and thanks for posting your recipe.

Michelle said...

That's awesome that you lost 2 lbs! Sounds like a good diet to me ;) That cheesecake looks delish! I love new recipes! Have a great day!

alexandra grecco said...

Such a sweet blog!

x
Alexandra

www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Leslie said...

That dessert looks delicious! I love cheesecake. It sounds like you had a great weekend!

cookies and cups said...

Thanks for the shout out! Your blog is so cute!

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