S’mores Cheesecake

|by Erica

What is a S’mores Cheesecake? A S’mores Cheesecake is an indulgent dessert that combines the classic flavors of s’mores with a creamy cheesecake filling. It features a buttery graham cracker crust, a rich chocolate and marshmallow filling, and is topped with even more marshmallows, chocolate, and graham cracker crumbs. If you’re a fan of s’mores, this dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

S'mores Cheesecake


Listed below are the ingredients needed to make the perfect S’mores Cheesecake:

  • 2 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 18 full sheets, reserve 1/4 cup for topping)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese, softened and at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Large Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups Mini Marshmallows, divided (1 cup for the cheesecake filling, 1 cup for topping)
  • 6 oz Chopped Dark Chocolate 60% Cacao Squares, divided (4 oz for the cheesecake filling, 2 oz for topping)

Step by Step Making S’mores Cheesecake

  1. Preheat your oven to 325ºF and adjust the oven rack to the center position.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter. Mix well. Reserve 1/4 cup of the mixture for topping.
  3. Press the graham cracker mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Use a flat bottomed glass to press and compact the crust well.
  4. In another mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it becomes creamy and smooth. Add in 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix again.
  5. Add 3 large eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Fold in 1 cup of mini marshmallows and 4 oz of chopped dark chocolate into the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Pour the cheesecake filling over the graham cracker crust.
  8. Bake for 1 hour or until the edges are set and the center jiggles slightly.
  9. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool inside for 45 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and let it cool completely before chilling it in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
  10. Once chilled, remove the cheesecake from the pan and transfer it to a serving plate.
  11. Top with the remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows, 2 oz of chopped dark chocolate, and the reserved graham cracker crumbs.
  12. You can also drizzle some chocolate syrup over the top for a fancy garnish.
  13. Slice and enjoy your rich and creamy S’mores Cheesecake!

Graham Cracker Crust

How to make a perfect graham cracker crust

To make a perfect graham cracker crust for your S’mores Cheesecake, start by combining 2 ½ cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs, ¼ cup of Granulated Sugar, and ½ cup of melted Unsalted Butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan and bake at 325ºF for about 10 minutes. Allow it to cool before adding the cheesecake filling.

Tips for getting the crust just right

To ensure you get the perfect crust for your S’mores Cheesecake, here are some helpful tips. First, make sure to press the graham cracker crumbs firmly into the bottom of the pan for a solid base. Secondly, use melted butter to bind the crumbs together, giving the crust a delicious buttery flavor. Lastly, bake the crust for a few minutes before adding the filling to prevent it from becoming soggy. These tips will help you achieve a crisp and flavorful crust for your S’mores Cheesecake.

Cheesecake Filling

Mixing and pouring the cheesecake filling

To mix the cheesecake filling, start by beating the softened cream cheese until it becomes smooth and creamy. Then, add in the vanilla extract and beat again until well combined. Next, add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Finally, fold in 1 cup of mini marshmallows and 4 oz of chopped dark chocolate. Pour the filling onto the prepared graham cracker crust and spread it evenly.

Adding marshmallows and chocolate

Adding marshmallows and chocolate to the s’mores cheesecake is the ultimate indulgence. After pouring the creamy cheesecake filling into the crust, I generously sprinkle mini marshmallows and chopped dark chocolate over the top. This ensures that each slice is filled with gooey marshmallow goodness and bursts of rich chocolate flavor.

Bake Time and Cooling

How long to bake the cheesecake

To achieve the perfect texture and consistency, the S’mores Cheesecake should be baked for approximately 1 hour at 325ºF. This ensures that the cheesecake sets properly without overcooking or undercooking. It’s important to follow the recommended bake time for a deliciously creamy result.

Cooling and chilling before serving

Cooling the s’mores cheesecake is an important step before serving. After baking, let the cheesecake cool in the oven for about 45 minutes. Then transfer it to the refrigerator and chill for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight if possible. This allows the cheesecake to set properly and ensures a creamy texture when sliced. Once fully chilled, it’s ready to be served and enjoyed!

Topping and Garnish

Adding toppings to the cooled cheesecake

Adding toppings to the cooled cheesecake is the fun part! I like to sprinkle extra graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows, and chopped dark chocolate on top for a delicious finishing touch. You can also drizzle some chocolate syrup over the cheesecake for an added touch of sweetness. Get creative and have fun with your toppings!

Drizzling chocolate syrup over the top

Adding a drizzle of chocolate syrup over the top of your S’mores Cheesecake is the perfect finishing touch. It adds a beautiful presentation and an extra layer of rich chocolate flavor. Simply drizzle the syrup in a decorative pattern over the chilled cheesecake before serving.

Serving and Presentation

Best practices for serving and presentation

When it comes to serving and presenting your S’mores Cheesecake, there are a few best practices to keep in mind. First, use a sharp knife to slice the cheesecake for clean cuts. Second, serve each slice on a dessert plate or in a decorative dessert bowl. Lastly, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs on top for an extra touch of elegance. These simple steps will enhance the visual appeal of your cheesecake and make it even more enticing to enjoy.

Ideas for creative presentation

When it comes to presenting your S’mores Cheesecake, there are plenty of creative ideas you can try. One idea is to top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed graham crackers. You can also add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or even skewer a toasted marshmallow on top for that classic s’mores look. Get creative and have fun with your presentation to make your S’mores Cheesecake even more enticing!

Storage and Leftovers

When it comes to storing your delicious S’mores Cheesecake, it’s best to keep it refrigerated. Simply cover it with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container. Leftovers can be enjoyed for up to 3-4 days, if they last that long! Just make sure to bring the cheesecake to room temperature before serving again for the best texture and flavor. Remember, this cheesecake is so good, you might not have any leftovers!

How to store the cheesecake properly

Storing the cheesecake properly is crucial to maintain its freshness and flavor. Once cooled, cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days to ensure it stays creamy and delicious.

Tips for repurposing leftovers

Tips for Repurposing Leftovers

When it comes to leftover S’mores Cheesecake, there are a few creative ways to give it new life. One idea is to crumble the cheesecake and use it as a topping for ice cream or yogurt. You can also blend it with milk to create a delicious milkshake. Another option is to chop up the cheesecake and mix it into a batch of brownie batter for an extra decadent treat. Don’t let those leftovers go to waste – get creative and enjoy every last bite!

Final thoughts on the recipe.

I absolutely love this S’mores Cheesecake! It’s the perfect combination of creamy, chocolatey, and marshmallow goodness. The graham cracker crust adds a delightful crunch. Trust me, one slice is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. Give this recipe a try and indulge in a truly decadent dessert experience. You won’t be disappointed!

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    Hi there! I’m Erica,

    A highly passionate individual with a deep love for creating delicious and creative recipes that are perfect for any occasion. With an extensive background in the culinary arts and a strong flair for experimentation, I strive to push the boundaries of traditional cooking and deliver exceptional dishes that not only satisfy the palate but also ignite a sense of culinary adventure.

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