Delicious Amaretto Cheesecake Recipe for Dessert Lovers

Welcome to my kitchen, where today I am eager to share with you a recipe featuring a beloved Southern favorite: Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines. These little shell-shaped cakes are perfect for any season and can be used in many different dessert recipes, from fruit tarts to cheesecake crusts. As a baker, I always have some on hand in my pantry – you never know when the occasion might arise!

Today’s recipe is for an unbeatable Amaretto Cheesecake with a Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine crust – perfect for warm family gatherings or special occasions year-round. This easy, delicious recipe features our favorite soft, buttery madeleines blended into an irresistible crust with sugar and butter.

So, what makes this recipe so special? Well, first off, the incorporation of amaretto liqueur takes this cheesecake to the next level. This bittersweet almond flavor pairs perfectly with the creamy texture of the cheesecake filling and adds an extra touch of sophistication to your holiday dessert table.

But that’s not all – the addition of Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine pieces in the crust gives it an extra layer of sweetness and a unique crispy texture that perfectly compliments the creamy amaretto filling.

Trust me when I say that this Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust is one of the easiest and most delectable desserts you will ever make. Perfect for holidays and special occasions alike, this recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth craving and impress all your guests.

So let’s get started! Grab your apron and join me in making this unforgettable dessert featuring Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Amaretto Cheesecake With Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust
Amaretto Cheesecake With Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust

Fellow baking enthusiasts, let me share with you the reasons why this recipe for Amaretto Cheesecake With Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust will soon become your new favorite dessert.

First of all, what’s not to love about the combination of deliciously creamy amaretto cheesecake and the delicate buttery crunch of madeleine crust? Each bite is a perfect balance of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds singing. Plus, the use of Sugar Bowl Bakery madeleines in the crust adds an extra layer of indulgence that’s hard to resist.

But this recipe isn’t just delicious; it’s also incredibly easy to make. Even if you think cheesecakes are difficult to bake, fear not! This recipe is straightforward and requires only a few simple steps. You’ll impress your guests with a professional-looking dessert without breaking a sweat.

Are you worried about customizing the recipe? Don’t be! This Amaretto Cheesecake can be easily adapted to your liking. For example, switch out the madeleine crust for a graham cracker or even chocolate crust. Or add some bittersweet chocolate chips into the mix for an even richer flavor. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to create a unique dessert that perfectly fits your style.

Lastly, one of my favorite things about this recipe is its versatility. It’s a dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a holiday gathering or simply an intimate dinner party. Its light yet decadent taste satisfies everyone’s sweet tooth without being overwhelming. You can serve it as is or pair it with fresh fruit for an even more delicious experience.

In conclusion, this easy-to-make and incredibly delicious Amaretto Cheesecake With Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust recipe is sure to become your favorite go-to dessert. So go ahead and give it a try! Your taste buds will thank you later.

Ingredient List

 A slice of indulgence waiting for you.
A slice of indulgence waiting for you.

Ingredients you will need:
For the Crust:

  • Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines (2-3 cups, crushed)
  • Bittersweet chocolate (6 oz, chopped or chips)
  • Butter (1/2 cup, melted)

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • Cream cheese (24 oz, softened)
  • Granulated sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • Brown sugar (1/4 cup)
  • Salt (1/4 tsp)
  • Eggs (6 whole)
  • Amaretto liqueur (1/2 cup)

Optional Toppings and Variations:

  • Red velvet cake mix
  • Pumpkin spice
  • White chocolate amaretto ganache
  • Fresh fruit or fruit preserves
  • Crushed pistachio madeleine pieces

All ingredients for this amaretto cheesecake recipe featuring Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines for the crust are easy to find at your local supermarket. You might even have some of these ingredients in your pantry already!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for a sweet treat that will make your taste buds sing!
Get ready for a sweet treat that will make your taste buds sing!

Here comes the main event! To create this amazing Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust, follow these simple steps:

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 Hour 15 Min
Total Time: 1 Hour 35 Min

  • 2 cups of Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine cookies (crushed into fine pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons of Cane sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of Butter (melted)
  • 24 oz of Cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup of Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Amaretto liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 bittersweet chocolate square (grated)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a springform pan by wrapping the bottom and sides tightly in foil (this is to prevent any water from getting into the pan while baking).
  3. In a bowl, mix together 2 cups of crushed Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines, 3 tablespoons of cane sugar, and 6 tablespoons of melted butter until well mixed.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared springform pan and bake for about 10 minutes, or until set.
  5. In another large bowl, beat 24 oz of cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  6. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar and continue beating until smooth.
  7. Slowly add in 1/4 cup of amaretto liqueur, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, combing well after each addition.
  8. Beat in 3 large eggs, one at a time, until everything is fully combined.
  9. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the prepared crust.
    10.Sprinkle with grated bittersweet chocolate and bake for about 65-70 minutes or until set around the edges but still slightly jiggly in the center.
    11.Remove from oven and let it cool to room temperature before removing from pan.

Once cooled to room temperature, your cheesecake is ready to eat! Cut yourself a slice and indulge in the rich, creamy flavors perfectly matched with the sweet crunchiness from the Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine crust.

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect way to end a dinner party.
A perfect way to end a dinner party.

Are you feeling adventurous and want to switch things up a bit? Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try on this amaretto cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery madeleine crust recipe.

– Bittersweet chocolate: If you’re not a fan of bittersweet chocolate, you can use semisweet chocolate instead. It will produce a less intense chocolate flavor, but it will still be delicious.

– Pumpkin spice: Want a different flavor profile altogether? You can substitute the amaretto liqueur for pumpkin spice. It’s the perfect addition for the holidays and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

– Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines: If you can’t find Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines in your local grocery store, don’t worry! You can substitute them with any other madeleine cookies or even graham crackers.

– Red velvet: If you’re a fan of red velvet cake, try making an almond cheesecake with an almond amaretto crust. The addition of red food coloring and cocoa powder will give it that signature red hue.

– White chocolate amaretto: Swap out the bittersweet chocolate for white chocolate to make a creamy white chocolate amaretto cheesecake. You’ll love how the flavors meld together!

Whatever substitutions and variations you choose to make, remember that there’s no such thing as a wrong choice when it comes to desserts. Experiment with different ingredients and flavors to find your perfect blend of taste and texture!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your cravings with a delicious Amaretto Cheesecake.
Satisfy your cravings with a delicious Amaretto Cheesecake.

The Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust recipe is a dessert masterpiece, worthy of a special occasion or simply indulging in some sweet escapism. This cheesecake has an air of sophistication thanks to the amaretto liqueur, bittersweet chocolate and almond amaretto crust.

When it comes to serving this great tasting creation, you can top a slice with fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped cream. A good pairing for this dessert would be a cup of coffee or espresso as it enhances the flavor profile of the amaretto liqueur in the cheesecake. Alternatively, pair it with a glass of Amaretto liqueur or if you prefer, red wine like Merlot would go perfectly well too.

This cheesecake is delicate and rich, so keep portions smaller than usual for enjoying its full flavour. You can make small 6-8 inch (15-20 cm) round cheesecakes that are perfect for any occasion to serve directly to your guests, or large ones to share between friends and family.

As always, desserts taste best when shared among loved ones around good conversation making long-lasting memories together.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Step-by-step, we'll guide you to create a perfect masterpiece.
Step-by-step, we’ll guide you to create a perfect masterpiece.

As the holidays approach, schedule conflicts and work demands can make baking a delightful treat like Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust seem like an unapproachable task. However, with some simple preparation tips, you can still indulge in this delicious cheesecake without losing valuable time or giving into the press of the season.

One of the benefits of this dessert is that it can be made ahead of time, which means you can relax and focus on other things as the day approaches. After preparing your Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This allows the flavors to meld together, making it even more delicious.

When you’re ready to serve this wonderful dessert, be sure to remove it from the refrigerator at least twenty minutes before reheating or serving. This helps soften up that delicious Madeleine crust and leaves your cheesecake looking ready-to-eat right out of the oven. If you don’t have a microwave save plate, try placing your slice on top of a damp paper towel in a microwave-safe dish and then heat it at fifty percent power for twenty seconds at a time until all cheese layers are soft, then enjoy!

If you’re planning to store leftovers, cut them into individual slices beforehand for easy snacking later or larger slices if you’d like to indulge in a second helping. Slices can be stored in single-serving containers or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. The Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine crust will keep its fantastic texture, and the creamy amaretto cheesecake filling will melt in your mouth each time you take a bite.

A final tip – while reheating an entire cheesecake may not be possible (nor necessary), what about whipping up a cup of coffee with some frothy milk on top and tucking into an individual slice with great care? There’s nothing better than savoring that spicy pumpkin spice or warm almond amaretto goodness with every bite; dessert never smelled so good!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Be prepared to fall in love with this rich, creamy, and delicious dessert.
Be prepared to fall in love with this rich, creamy, and delicious dessert.

If you want to make the best Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust, there are some tips that can elevate your baking skills and ensure your cake comes out perfect every time. As a baker, I’ve learned some tricks along the way, and I’m excited to share them with you.

Firstly, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Cold ingredients can negatively affect the texture and creaminess of your cheesecake. Room temperature ingredients will blend together smoothly for a consistently smooth batter.

To create a creamy texture for your cheesecake, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy. It is important not to overbeat the mixture as it can result in cracking later. Another key element to avoid cracking is to use a water bath in the oven while baking.

When adding eggs to the cheesecake batter, be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to a dense texture rather than the desired creamy consistency. Beating eggs too much will develop more gluten which hardens the batter.

The Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust used in this recipe adds an indulgent touch to the traditional cheesecake crust. For best results, press firmly into the base of springform pan using a flat-bottomed glass.

In addition, let your cheesecake cool completely before slicing or serving. This will allow it to set and avoid any undesired movement during cutting.

Last but not least, patience wins in cheesecake baking! Allow enough time for all steps such as setting of chocolate layers or cooling of crusts. Waiting for cheesecakes or crusts to fully set will help you get better and tasty results.

By following these tips, you are sure to make the perfect Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust.


Now, you may have some questions about this Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust recipe. Don’t fret, this section will address some of the most frequently asked questions and clarify any confusion you might have. Keep reading to find out more!

What are Madeleine cookies made of?

Madeleines are a beloved dessert in France and are often consumed by the French. These mini sponge cakes are made using a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter, and are known for their unique shell shape featuring smooth edges on one side and a bumpy texture on the other. The French have a particular affinity for this delicious treat.

Is a madeleine a cake?

Madeleines are dainty and soft buttery cakes that could easily pass for cookies. These treats are popular for their unique shell-like shape and simple, yet elegant look. Typically, madeleines are served plain, with just a dusting of powdered sugar on top. Jan 17, 2018

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert recipe that is easy to make, delicious, and perfect for any occasion, then this Amaretto Cheesecake with Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust recipe is definitely worth trying. Its creamy amaretto cheesecake filling combined with the delectable crunch of the madeleine crust will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

And don’t forget about the endless possibilities for variations and substitutions. Whether you prefer a pumpkin spice or red velvet version, there’s no limit to how creative you can get with this recipe.

So why not impress your family and friends during the holiday season with a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is tasty? With this easy and delicious recipe featuring Sugar Bowl Bakery madeleines, you’re sure to wow everyone who tries it. Go ahead, give it a try – you won’t regret it!

Amaretto Cheesecake With Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust

Amaretto Cheesecake With Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleine Crust Recipe

This easy and delicious recipe, featuring Sugar Bowl Bakery's Madeleines as the crust, is perfect for the holidays or any time of year. The crust is is made up of perfectly petite and sweet (but not too sweet) French cake cookies are made with 100% butter. The cookies are also free of trans-fat and preservatives, so the whole family can feel good about indulging a bit.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 182.1kcal


  • 2/3 cup madeleine cookie
  • 6 whole cookies (to garnish)
  • 1/4 cup whole raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons amaretto liqueur (optional)
  • bittersweet chocolate, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Crust: Place 2/3 cup Madeleine pieces, almonds, brown sugar and butter in a food processor, grind until fine.
  • Pour crumb mixture into an 8” springform pan and press firmly onto the bottom and sides.
  • Cheesecake: Place cream cheese and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Beat in almond extract and salt,.
  • Blend in eggs one at a time, on low speed.
  • Stir in amaretto.
  • Pour batter into the crust.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is just set.
  • Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled.
  • Garnish: Take 6 Madeleine cookies and cut diagonally in half. Melt bittersweet chocolate. Dip the.
  • bottom of each cookie into melted chocolate, place on a tray lined with foil or waxed paper, and.
  • refrigerate until the chocolate hardens. Place a cookie, chocolate side down, on each piece of cheesecake.

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Serving: 48g | Calories: 182.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.2g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 13.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 64.5mg | Sodium: 174.1mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12.5g

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