Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mini Churro Caramel Cheesecake

Today we are helping Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla celebrate her 15th wedding anniversary with waaaayy more than #fifteencheesecakes.

Camilla heads up my Secret Recipe Club group and has organized #TripleSBites and #10DaysofTailgate. When I heard she was celebrating her anniversary I immediately jumped into the fun to help!

Today I am sharing Mini Churro Caramel Cheesecakes. I found the recipe on The Tablespoon and knew it was perfect for this round-up. I love making cheesecakes and normally will make a full sized, but there is something so perfect about personal sized little cakes! I also loved that this recipe used Cinnamon Toast Crunch for the crust- yes that delicious sugar filled "breakfast" cereal your mom would never buy for you. The cereal created a perfectly sweet crust with a touch of cinnamon- just like a churro. I opted to drizzle a bit of caramel over the top in addition to a dollop of whipped cream. I absolutely loved these little bite sized treats! They are packed with flavor and, again, the crust is amazing. 

Again, this is a round-up to celebrate Camilla's anniversary and I am sending her family many well wishes on their special day. I know that I look back at my wedding day with happy and fun memories! Ron and I always talk about how we would love to have another party like that to celebrate with all our friends and family in one room!

Here's what everyone brought to the cheesecake table, listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

Berry Cheesecake Bars by Baking and Creating with Avril
Cherry Cheesecake Bites by Cookaholic Wife
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake by Dancing Veggies
Chocolate Cheesecake by My Hobbie Lobbie
Chocolate Topped Peppermint Cheesecake by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars by Tara's Multicultural Table
Easter Basket Mini Cheesecakes by Little Bit of Everything
Everyday Cheesecake by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Irish Cream Cheesecake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake by Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Lowfat Blackberry Cheesecake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Matcha-YuzuCheesecake with a Meyer Lemon Gelée by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Mini Churro Caramel Cheesecake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecakes by Join Us, Pull up a Chair
Mom's New York Cheesecake by Taste Cook Sip
Mudslide Cheesecake by Sew You Think You Can Cook
{No Bake} Marshmallow Cheesecake by An Affair from the Heart
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake by Angels Homestead
Samoa's cheesecake by Goodie Godmother
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars by The Savvy Kitchen
Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake by Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Twix Cheesecake Brownie Torte by Making Memories With Your Kids


3 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
1/4 cup butter, melted
16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 Tbl ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup caramel sauce for drizzling
1/2 cup whipped cream, as desired


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Add the cereal to a food processor and pulse till fine crumbs. Pour the cereal to a medium bowl and add the melted butter over it. Stir to combine.

Line 2 12-count muffin tins with 16 liners. Scoop a generous tablespoon into of the crust into each liner and press down with your fingers to form the crust.

Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy and smooth. Add the sugar, sour cream, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla to the mixer and beat on medium speed until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins to just under the top of the liners.

Bake for 20-22  minutes or until just barely jiggly in the center. Cool on the counter top for 30 minutes before placing them in the fridge until completely cool (at least 2 hours). Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. 


  1. Oh, this may be my hubby's new favorite. He loves Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cannot wait to try!

  2. Wow, wow, wow, Ashley. Those look absolutely fantastic! Thanks for joining in the fun and celebrating my anniversary with cheesecake.

  3. Wow, wow, wow, Ashley. Those look absolutely fantastic! Thanks for joining in the fun and celebrating my anniversary with cheesecake.

  4. Oh that caramel sauce! These look the crust!

  5. Drool....the cereal in the crust is genius!

  6. I LOVE that it uses Cinnamon Toast Crunch for the crust!!

  7. These are wonderful little personal cheesecakes...Wouldn't they be fun at a Cinco de Mayo party?

  8. How delicious do these little bites look? Perfect choice!

  9. Yum, I can just imagine how good these taste. I used to buy Churro's from the street vendors in Chicago, and loved them.

  10. Your cheesecake looks amazing! It sure wouldn't last long in this house!

  11. That looks really good. I couldnt take my eyes away from the picture :D

  12. How fun to make the crust with Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Your little cheesecake treasures look just fabulous and all the flavors make my mouth water! So much fun to be part of this event for Camilla! :-)

  13. These are SO perfect!! Love the caramel, and I can just imagine how delicious these were. Definitely need to give these a try!

  14. Oh my those looks amazing!! Great choice for Fifteen Cheesecakes!!!

  15. How cute! Love the mini sizes. Sounds delicious

  16. Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the crust?! That is pure genius. I'm addicted to cinnamon so I will definitely be making these little cheesecakes!