Dulce De Leche Baked Cheesecake

I don’t know how long this post has waited for its chance to appear on the blog. I really don’t know why I have delayed posting this cake for so long. I wanted to make this cake as one of my milestone posts but somehow other posts – specifically the Mango Entremet and Eggless Milkpowder Cake – kept pushing this aside. Not because it wasn’t good enough, but I had so many reasons for just preceding those posts before this one. Finally it is here! This happens to be post #700 on the blog and I must say that each one of you who is reading this post is a reason for me to be continuing with the same zest I started blogging with. InShaAllah, hope to continue to do the same, till the interest continues… I am sincerely hoping that the flame keeps itself burning without dying down at any time.. πŸ™‚


I baked this cake way back in MarchΒ when my sister came visiting for three days. Before she came from the US, her only request from me was to make a cheesecake. Remember the Nutella No-Bake Cheescake? That one was also made as per her request. After that one, Β I had not made any other cheesecake. When she requested for a cheesecake, my mind started doing its calculations. I had not baked a cheesecake before and I felt this was the opportunity to do it. After scouring through many many recipes, I decided to bake this sinful cheesecake – a brownie base, Dulche de Leche flavored cheesecake and a white chocolate ganache to top it up. Doesn’t it sound really sinful? It definitely was!


It was an experience having my sister watching me from behind as I clicked the pictures! πŸ˜‰ I kept her waiting and drooling before she could lay her hands on them. Hehe… I had basically adapted this recipe from here and took around two days to finish the process, in fact two nights. One night, I baked the brownie base, allowed it to cool and then pushed it into the fridge. The next day, after work, I prepared the cheesecake batter and let it bake and cool. The next day morning when she was coming, before I left to the airport to pick her family from the airport, I prepared the white chocolate ganache, and spread it on the top before I pushed it into the fridge.


Those three days she was here, it was a whirlwind time for us. I was totally packed, especially when she is somebody who comes with so many plans when she is having me around. πŸ™‚ We covered a lot of places in that short span and also visited a friend of hers, before leaving them at the airport in the midnight for their flight back to home. As I type this post, she is already back in the US last month and her little one has started his pre-school. He also calls me ummi just like my kids do and I don’t want to change his calling me that way.


I was having a hard time selecting pictures for this post, so thought I will post all the ones I liked. So much different from all my posts where I have a maximum of three pictures are posted. πŸ™‚ I do have a weakness for bakes with Dulche De Leche though I don’t like having it as it is. Want to check out other recipes with this ingredient in it? Then check out the below!!!

Before finally going into the the recipe, one more picture to entice you. If you have any special occassion coming, then I suggest you to make it, so that you wont end up eating the whole cake all by yourself, yet you would know how awesome it tastes! πŸ™‚



5 from 1 vote

Dulce De Leche Baked Cheesecake

A decadent baked cheesecake flavored with DDL, with a brownie base and white chocolate ganache
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 11 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • For the brownie crust:
  • 85 gm dark chocolate
  • 50 gm butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 2 x 300 gm packs Philadelphia cheese light
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  • For the topping:
  • 100 gm fresh cream
  • 100 gm white chocolate
  • 2 tbsp dulce de leche for drizzling


  • Let's first make the brownie crust. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 9 inch spring-foam pan.
  • Melt chocolate and butter using a double boiler. Cool slightly.
  • Combine sugar, egg and vanilla and whisk well.
  • Add the melted mixture and whisk. Add in the flour and salt and whisk till combined.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 12 minutes till the top is firm and a skewer inserted comes out with some crumbs. Cool in pan completely. Our crust is ready.
  • Time for the cheesecake part! Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition. Β Add in vanilla and finally the DDL and beat well. Pour over the prepared brownie base.
  • Bake for an hour at 150 degrees. Reduce the temperature to 120 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven. Take out the pan and run a knife across the edges.
  • Return the pan to the oven and keep in the oven for a couple of hours to rest. Cover loosely with cling film and refrigerate overnight.
  • For the ganache, heat the cream till hot, not boiled. Pour the cream over the white chocolate and whisk till melted.
  • Allow to cool. Spread on the top. Drizzle the DDL all over. Allow to rest till thickened.
  • Slice, serve and enjoy!!!

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  1. Congrates rafee,this cake is truly sooooo…….
    N o words will replace my thoughts.
    Your post and this cheesecake made me want to create one,inshah Allah.
    Excellent recipe.:-) πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much dear Hiba… πŸ™‚

  2. I have already so many recipes bookmarked.. if you too so long to post this.. I dont know how long I will take to try this.. i guess better idea would be to tell you I am coming to your place in three days! start making one.. πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… No problem Fami! Just give me advance notification for the same… πŸ˜› Thanks a lot dear…

  3. Mabrook on ur milestone deae rafee…. n definitely I am drooling over this one. … have been restricting myself from eating desserts. …. For nearly a month but think I am gone a lose it now

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Niloufer…. It’s just that there is so much in my drafts…

  4. Better late than never! Your cheesecake looks divine.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  5. cheese cake is def the droolicious one raf ..Congrats on your 700 th post ..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sathya…

  6. Ohhh that is such a pretty looking cake. Love everything about it the ddl cheese and sis watching while u take pics. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Meena… πŸ™‚

  7. Wow…what a lovely dessert….I liked the idea of white chocolate ganache topping

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita…

  8. Congrats Rafe for the 700th post. Super cake

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  9. 5 stars
    Assalamo Alaikum,
    i really admire your passion for blogging and it encourages other people like myself to keep going !!but would love to know how you manage with work and kids MashAllah?
    And this cheesecake looks very delicious ,Dulce de Leche is one of favorite flavors Yum!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah…. JazakAllah Khair for your kind words, Madiha… I would only say that it is Alah’s grace that things are going on as of now and InShaAllah as long as His grace is there, it will go on and the time it stops, I may slow down… πŸ™‚

  10. wow..that’s truly a divine treat from a lovely sis..wish I could grab the whole platter,can’t settle down with one slice πŸ˜‰

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  11. Looks delicious.. Love to grab a piece..

    Sowmia – Sowmia’s Galley

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sowmia…

  12. Congrats on your 700th post dear..this is such an amazing looking cheesecake and with DDL in it I can imagine how awesome it tasted… Really a droolworthy recipe..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  13. Woow Mahsaa Allah drooling here!!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      JazakAllah Khair Amira…

  14. Love dulce de leche. This cheesecake looks like a masterpiece!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kiran…

  15. The best on BST. OMG! This is so sinful. Truly and madly.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Awww…. thank you so much Sowmya…

  16. Ohhh…that is one pretty and tempting cake…looks superb ….it has come out so well dear…good job

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  17. hi..your DDL cheesecake looks yummy????..I never baked cheesecake..I mostly prepare no baked ones..I have a doubt..Do you bake cheesecake in a waterbath or directly??..I heard most of the baked cheesecake use waterbath..will cheesecake takes longer to bake??..I asked so when I read the recipe,I felt baking time is too long????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      This is also my first baked cheesecake and hopefully the beginning to many… Bake it as per the recipe you are referring to, I have read that for cheesecakes to bake properly, the temperature has to be low and baking time longer… Here you can see it is baked at 150 degrees for an hour and then you have to allow it to cool completely, I have seen recipes where the temperature is set to 120 degrees and baked for around two hours! Thank you so much for coming by Faheema… πŸ™‚

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