Recipe: Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake

I know you guys enjoyed the chicken and veggie nugget recipe that Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! shared while I was on vacation. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake over there. Skip on over and check it out.

If you’re visiting from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!  welcome. I hope you stay and peek around. If this is your first time here let me point you to a few of my favorite posts.

  • Circus Birthday Invite AKA the time I made my husband dress up like a tiger and my niece played the cat tamer
  • Eclair Cake, super impressive looking, but totally easy and delicious dessert that grown ups and kiddos will both enjoy
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, pictures and review of my trip to Universal Studios Orlando new Potter themed amusement part.

UPDATE: recipe reposted below

Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake Recipe

For the Crust
 1 1/2 (about 1.5 C) packs of graham crackers (crushed)
1/3 C Margarine (melted)
1 TBS Chopped Macadamia nuts

For Cheesecake
3-8 oz pkgs Cream Cheese (room temp)
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 C Sugar
3 Eggs
3 Tbls Lemon Juice
1 Tbl Vanilla
1/4 C Sugar
1 TBS Chopped Macadamia nuts

For Topping
1/2 C. Caramel sauce
1-2 TBS Chopped Macadamia nuts

The Steps
  • If you want it to be good you MUST wait for the cream cheese and eggs to come to room temp. don’t bother using light or fake cream cheese unless you have high quality artisan cream cheese use Philadelphia cream cheese the taste is worth the extra fat, cost, and time
  • Break up the graham crackers (I like to stick them in a ziplock and mush).
  • Melt the butter and mix with the graham cracker crumbs. Press them into a springform pan. 
  • Sprinkle crust nuts evenly
  • Beat the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  • Add sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice until well combined.
  • Add eggs one by one until combined. Mix as little as possible on this step, you just want the eggs fully incorporated.
  • Pour half the mixture into the pan on top of the crust sprinkle nuts and top with remaining mixture.
  • Bake in at 300F with steam for 1 hour and 15 minutes (until outside is set but inside is still jiggly). Heat a dish while preheating the oven and pour hot water in the dish when you stick the cheesecake in.
  • Let cool in the oven with door closed for at least 2 hours 
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours I think overnight is best, the texture and taste are much better when it’s colder 
  • Right before serving top with caramel and macadamia nuts.
  • Cut with a knife rinsed with hot water between each slice

Take it to a party, have everyone ooh and ahh and make new friends. Let me know if you try it out! If you catch the cheesecake bug check out my blog for other recipes including a copycat recipe of Cheesecake Factory’s Wild Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake.


  1. GA! That looks YUMM!!!!
    Love this post…thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)


  2. Oh boy, I love cheesecake and you go and you mix it with caramel and nuts! Love it!!
    Hope you can stop by for a visit at

  3. That looks so good!

  4. This looks absolutely divine! I made a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Trifle recently that you might like to check out sometime.

    I’m your newest follower. Stop by my blog when you have a chance–these would be perfect to share at my new linky party So Sweet Sundays!

  5. Oh my, that looks sinfully delish!

  6. Cheesecake is my one weakness! My this looks so yummy! Would you mind me sharing this link to your post with my readers? I do a finding beauty segment on Saturdays- This looks like I found some yummy beauty in this recipe!

    bee blessed

  7. Now THAT brings back memories of the best cheesecake I EVER ate, in a cafe in Belfast. mmmmmmmm

  8. I think i’m drooling! This is such a fabulous mix of ingredients for a cheesecake! It’s pretty too! love it!

    I have never made one before but i’ve been dying to make a cheesecake for the hubs and I!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  9. OK, this spells YUMMY!!! Great shots..

  10. I am salivating all over my keyboard. Great photos. I am visiting from Sweet Shot Tuesday.

  11. oh my! its barely 8:30 in the morning, and i’m drooling over this!! lol

  12. Now that sounds divine! Thanks for sharing this at Gettin’ Krafty With It!

  13. Yum!

  14. Found you at Stories of A to Z…that looks delicious!!! I love cheesecake and have never seen a recipe with this flavor combo.

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  16. Yum! That looks so tasty!! My husband is a cheesecake addict, and I’m sure he would love it…

  17. You had me at caramel!! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!


  18. I think I just gained 5 lbs looking at the pictures! I love cheesecake AND macadamia nuts, so I guess I’ll *have* to try this. Found you @ Bella Before & After

  19. This looks pretty amazing! I love cheesecake AND caramel, and I have never seen one with macadamia nuts! I am your newest follower :)

    Check out my blog and follow back if you like!

  20. That looks so delicious. :)

    Marla @

  21. This cheesecake looks delicious. Cheesecake is great by itself but with the added bonus of nuts and caramel… WOWZA

  22. Yum!

  23. What a HEAVENLY cheesecake!

  24. Hay Dios Mio! This looks seriousely delicious! You think I could pull it off? Greeting from Mexico! Clau

  25. wowzer, love it. found you at sweet shot tuesdays. Lovely blog

  26. You had me at cheese cake!

    I’d like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  27. Caramel and Macadamias…I am so in!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you on Fireflies and Jellybeans. :)

  28. Oh no…. it’s almost 11pm where I am right now but you got me salivating over this… I am featuring this tomorrow! thanks for sharing, Marissa!

  29. Saw you on KoolBeenz linky. This looks so good! I may be tracking down some macs in the near future.

  30. YUM! This looks delicious! I will have to try this recipe soon!Thanks for sharing! :)

  31. Oh that looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  32. oh my! yes please!

  33. That looks sinful…

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope to see you back this week…


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