Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Cake

filed under: Cheesecakes on December 9, 2017

Creating a decadent Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Cake has never been easier or tastier! Looking for the world’s best from-scratch Cheesecake Recipe? <— Here you go!


The Perfect Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Creating a decadent Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Cake has never been easier or tastier!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Cake, Perfect Chocolate Cake
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 3/4 c 210g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. McCormick pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 c 112g vegetable oil
  • 1 c 240g buttermilk (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 c 90g good unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 c 400g granulated sugar
  • 1 c 237g freshly brewed hot coffee (I use decaf)
  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
  2. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into two 8-inch round prepared pans and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350°F, until a cake tester or toothpick comes out mostly clean (not wet).

  4. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Recipe Video



OMG. This dessert is to die for!

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Cake

Look familiar? I took not only my inspiration for the design from the famous Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes but the flavor as well. This was made using the new Cheesecake Factory at Home Cheesecake Mix. But you could use the same idea to make it from scratch too!

Seriously the BEST cheesecake cake you will ever have!

While I have seen the more common pairings of Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake and Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake (which are my go-to desserts when I go to The Cheesecake Factory!) I wanted to try something a little different. This combination of flavors is not currently on their menu, but maybe it will be!

To make this cake you will need:

The Cheesecake Factory at Home Salted Caramel Cheesecake mix

chocolate cake recipe (below)

chocolate buttercream

1-2 cups mini chocolate chips

pastry bag and 1M (open star) tip

small offset spatula

Seriously the BEST cheesecake cake you will ever have!

Begin by preparing Salted Caramel Cheesecake according to directions. (Reserve the caramel sauce until after the cake is assembled.) I did follow the Chef’s Notes to make an EXTRA creamy cheesecake, however, both versions are seriously delish. I chose to make it in a 7-inch round springform pan. Allow cheesecake to chill for at least a few hours before assembling the cake.

Prepare chocolate cake in two 8-inch round cake pans. I used a large ring (a 7-inch round cookie cutter) to trim off edges of the cakes and make sure the cheesecake and cakes were exactly the same size.

Seriously the BEST cheesecake cake you will ever have!

Prepare chocolate buttercream.

Place one layer of chocolate cake on cake stand. Set the salted caramel cheesecake cake right on top. Place the final layer of chocolate cake on top of that. You should now have 3 layers.

Cover cake with a crumb coat of chocolate buttercream.

Press mini chocolate chips into the side of the cake making sure to cover the sides completely.

Pipe out dollops on top of the cake around the edge.

Open the caramel pack from The Cheesecake Factory at Home Cheesecake and spread around the top of the cake. (I used an offset spatula)

Chill until ready to serve.


Seriously the BEST cheesecake cake you will ever have!

As much as I am obsessed with this Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Cake, I want you to know that the Salted Caramel Cheesecake is amazing on its own!


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  • Trish Phillips says:

    I had a White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe that was absolutely amazing, but I lost it. I remember it required you bake it for an hour and then let it sit in the oven for an hour. I have always been a big white chocolate fanatic, and this had white chocolate in spades. I haven’t been able to find the recipe again. Have you ever come across a White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe that might sound like this? Oh, and by the way it Did Not have in the recipe any ingredients like raspberries or anything like that. Just a cheesecake where the white chocolate is the Star. Did I mention that I am a white chocolate fanatic. When I was a kid, I would go to the neighborhood food store and get a big chunk of it and it a little of it every day for a week, I Love it.

  • Kathie says:

    Have you ever added coca powder to make a chocolate cheesecake using The Cheesecake Factory mix? If so how much coca powder and do I need extra wet ingredient? And can you use a spring pan to make cheesescake? I’m definitely trying this but would love to make it a version of their Godiva cheesecake.

    • Amanda says:

      So glad Lisa!!

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