S’mores cheesecake. If there is any more perfect a dessert don’t know what it might be. Graham crackers on the crust and on the top, deep chocolate cheesecake, slightly charred marshmallow topping…
I have always liked camping. I think that I am probably at the point now where I would rather camp in a luxury sweet or the quaint room of a romantic B &B but I used to love camping in the woods, setting up the campsite, sleeping in the tent… all of it. What I loved best was s’mores. Who ever was the first person to smear a golden, melty marshmallow across a graham cracker and slap chocolate on it was brilliant, and quite possibly should have a statue somewhere commemorating the deed.
I made the Bon Appetit S’mores pie in the past and I loved it but I kept thinking about cheesecake because, well, that’s what I think about when I am not doing anything else. At one time I seriously considered doing just a cheesecake blog — and I may yet do just a cheesecake book. I have so many of these that I have developed over the years that you wouldn’t believe it.
So, let’s talk cheesecake, shall we? Cheesecake is quite simple and there aren’t many ingredients so you’ll want to get the best quality that you can. I think it makes a difference so take the time to figure out what brand of each ingredient you like best and stick with it. I like to use Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa for my chocolate desserts. Cocoa imparts a much deeper chocolate flavor than other types of chocolate as far as I am concerned and the cheesecake has enough fat to make it work. This recipe uses both melted chocolate and cocoa for extra depth.
I used marshmallow cream but you could just as easily use marshmallows for the top. The most important thing is to torch them until they are melty and slightly charred. If it is hot and humid the marshmallow fluff will try to slide off the cake. No matter, it just makes it that much gooey-er and better.
Serve this at one of your cookouts and see what being worshiped is like.
This was made in an extra deep, 9-inch springform pan. You can use a 10-inch but it will be a bit thinner.