Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Cinco de Mayo is not a recipe that's had a long history at our house, and yet we enjoy cooking and baking for it so much!  In fact, there are many products available for busy moms to create an amazing treat for the holiday -- with little to no effort!

This Dulce de Leche Cheesecake I made this week is perfect for celebrating the occasion.  It's from a mix kit made by Nestle La Lechera, the same brand that helped me make my Tres Leches Cake!  It is available at Walmart, and is the most effortless way I have found to make a cheesecake that doesn't taste commercially prepared.

To make it, you will need the kit, 2 eggs, butter, 12 oz. of cream cheese (I bought the 2-pack of Great Value cream cheese for a better value) and about 5 hours.

Following the directions on the cheesecake was simple.  First you make the crust with the included graham cracker crumbs and your own melted butter.  Then, you prepare the filling by mixing the included caramel (or dulce de leche), eggs, mix powder, and cream cheese.  (Be sure your cream cheese is at room temperature.)  Bake it at the recommended temperature on the box for around 35 minutes, then allow to cool for an hour.

After it has cooled, it's best to refrigerate this cheesecake for at least 4 hours.  I admit that I got into it at around 2 hours.  It was a little wobbly, but still amazing!  Use the rest of the caramel as a melted drizzle over each slice.

This might be my absolute favorite cheesecake.  Because it was so easy to prepare, it was hard to believe that it passed for homemade.  My kids just devoured it!  I ate a little for breakfast the next day.  Needless to say, this was a fantastic way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at our house.  (It's now available for $4.98 at Walmart and!)

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