Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake

Ingredients :

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar, divided
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/4 cup brewed espresso
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions :
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons sugar until well combined. Press into the bottom, and 1 inch up the sides of a greased, 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Bake crust for 8 minutes. Remove from oven to cool. Reduce temperature to 325F.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in remaining sugar and 1 egg at a time until combined. Stir in sour cream, espresso and vanilla. Pour batter into crust.
  5. Bake for 65 minutes, then let cake cool in unheated oven with door ajar for 20 minutes. Cover and chill overnight.
  6. Serve topped with whipped cream.
  7. Garnish suggestion – caramel ice cream or caramel drizzle.