Today I am sharing a really simple recipe for a “no bake” salted caramel cheesecake. I promise this is SOOO good you will hate me forever!! Like most of the desserts I make it’s a cheats recipe. By cheat I mean it tastes super good but is quick and simple.The salted Caramel Cheesecake can be two or three layers. In it’s simplest form, with just two layers of deliciousness it takes 5 minutes to make. If you would like something a little more elaborate you can spend some extra time making a praline topping, or adding a layer of salted caramel sauce to the top.
Do you think salted caramel cheesecake is “man food?” By “man food” I mean something for hubby to bring along to a poker night.I was initially making the salted caramel cheesecake for our dessert. I had began pressing the ginger-nut cookie base into glasses for individual serves when I realised Mr GG was going to his first ever poker night. I had made 6 dessert glasses with cheesecake base in the bottom and plenty more base left. Instead of continuing to make the other 6 glasses I decided to make a dessert for Mr GG to take along to the poker game.
In the cupboard I had some plastic wine taster glasses. I’m not sure where the plastic glasses came from but I knew they would be perfect for the dessert. After all, I wasn’t trusting the boys with glass! If that sounds a little rough, believe me its not. I saw the same group after an evening fishing expedition and I’m amazed they got home in one piece. The fish were very safe that night.
It was probably when I was adding the filling to the petite cups that I started to wonder if this dessert may be too feminine for a poker night. I dismissed this idea as ridiculous, “Who doesn’t like dessert” I thought.When Mr GG arrived home I said, “I made you something for tonight”. He looked at me suspiciously and said. “What do you mean for tonight”
I proudly opened the fridge where 14 Salted Caramel Cheesecakes were chilling ready for the evening. He looked at me and said. “I’m not taking those.”
I said “Why not?”
There was a bit of “too-ing and froo-ing” on conversation before he finally said.
“I’m drinking beer with blokes! We are not sitting around eating dessert.”
“Oh” I said. I had suspected cheesecake wasn’t “man food” and it had been confirmed. I continued to clean up the kitchen. I wasn’t particularly perturbed as I had been making the dessert anyway. Then it occurred to me that hubby didn’t know these weren’t made especially for him so I said.“You really weren’t too worried about my feelings were you?”
He said “What do you mean?”
I said, “I made these especially for you to take tonight and you just said flat out NO WAY.”
He looked at me like I was speaking another language, he said, “This isn’t about feelings, this is about drinking beer, and playing poker with blokes.”
LOL! I can’t argue with his male logic, and I was just teasing anyway.So if any of the wives want Salted Caramel Cheesecake I have plenty. Oh and if any of the “poker playing blokes” would have liked to try this delicious dessert I am very sorry, it’s not “Man Food.”
Since I prepared this dessert I have made two other desserts in the plastic wine glasses. The first was a Chocolate Mocha Mousseand the second a Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Trifle. I find these are really popular for BBQ’s and parties. The plastic wine taster glasses can be found at the “Reject Shop” for Australian readers.
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