S’mores Cheesecake

Today was liberating for me. I think I always felt that something exciting such as a cheesecake needed to be made for some kind of occasion. A family get-together, a holiday, some friends coming over, or just a regular Shabbos (Sabbath) meal. Don’t worry, that hasn’t stopped me from making some delicious cheesecakes in the past.

I know what you’re thinking. This gal makes so many different kinds of desserts, they can’t all be for a special occasion. Well, they aren’t. But somehow, some desserts seem fancier than others, and I always felt they needed an occasion.

 

And that’s why today was liberating. I didn’t make this cheesecake because of any special occasion. I didn’t make this because guest were coming or because it was a holiday of sorts. No, I made this because I dreamed it up, and just had to try it out. Yeah, it was one of those light-bulb moments when I knew I had come up with a fabulous dessert idea.

Just take a look at this and you’ll understand why you shouldn’t put off making this dessert. It’s rich. It’s creamy. It’s pure decadence. Oh, and it’s a kind of s’mores. Really, could you ask for more?

S’mores Cheesecake:

Ingredients:

1 pre-made graham cracker crust

for cheesecake:

5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

12 ounces (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese (I used tofutti)

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

to assemble:

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate

mini marshmallows

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325.

Melt chocolate over a double boiler and set aside to cool slightly. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, cocoa powder, sugar and eggs until creamy. Fold in the melted chocolate and stir to combine fully. Do not over-mix.

Pour the cheese mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust. Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes, until just set (the middle may still be a drop jiggly). Remove from oven and set aside while you prepare the topping.

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Immediately when it is melted, spoon it over the cheesecake and spread gently with a rubber spatula. Place the marshmallows over the top (for a fancier presentation, like it is in the picture, arrange them in circles over the top.)

If you have a kitchen torch, go ahead and brown the tops of your marshmallows. If you don’t, turn your oven broiler on, and broil the marshmallows for about two minutes, turning frequently to ensure they don’t burn. (Don’t walk away from it! As my sister said, “a watched marshmallow never burns.”)

Remove cheesecake from the broiler, and refrigerate until cool. Serve cold.

Enjoy!

Thanks folks for stopping by! I’m sad that the weekend is over, but this is totally a consolation prize, isn’t it? Did you all remember to enter my giveaway? I am giving away a copy of one of my favorite cookbooks, you really want to win this one! Come back soon. -Miriam

Comments

  1. says

    Your cheesecake looks amazing! Your generous layer of marshmallow topping reminds of the campfire marshmallows that I used to eat when I go camping… Yum!

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  2. juanitascocina says

    Went to the store today. Picked up all the stuff to make this…because after I saw it yesterday, I couldn’t resist. Oh em gee. So many delicious things going on in my kitchen today!!!

  3. Esther G says

    Do you think I can make this non-dairy?

    Also, I once tasted a heavenly parve cheesecake, graham cracker crust, plain vanilla center (tasting similar to your cookie dough cheese cake only without the cookie dough, then some sort of caramel topping (that’s what I guess it was) and then on the top was large chunks of white Viennese crunch. Basically the caramel topping was warmed before poured on the cake and the Viennese crunch melted enough to stick but not loose its shape. Anyway after this whole rambling my point is….. do you think you can maybe come up with some sort of recipe for this?

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  5. Tiffaney says

    S’mores and cheesecake are probably my 2 favourite sweet treats to have, so the idea of “marrying” the 2 seemed too good to pass by! Well, I just finished baking and trying a slice of this creation (following your instructions exactly), and I got to say….it is everything I had hoped for!! S’moses-y, rich (oh, all that chocolate taste!) and just the decadence I was hoping for! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with all of us! I will definitely be making this again…and again…and oh, hell, again and again! :)

    • Tiffaney says

      Sorry…forgot to mention that I used one package (250g) of Philadelphia cream cheese and not the toffuti (though I’m sure it would be just as good!)

  6. says

    No meal should be had without a proper blessing… Lord in Heaven, please have mercy on my thighs for this entire cheesecake that I am singlehandedly about to partake of. Amen.

  7. Rifka says

    Hi, So I made this for Shavout and it was sooo amazing. The only prob was the Marshmallows actually became like plastic and could not be cut through. I think it was because they needed to be browned and then served immediately, I served it the next day. Maybe you could suggest in the future to only brown on the same day. BUT it was soo amazing!

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