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S'mores Cheesecake

Deep chocolate cheesecake with a charred marshmallow topping and plenty of graham crackers for real s'mores flavor
Prep Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 4 packages of Philly cream cheese (36 ounces total), room temp
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs , room temp
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream , room temp
  • 1 7- oz jar marshmallow cream
  • Graham crackers for garnish

Instructions

Crust

  • Mix the crumbs with the sugar and butter.
  • Press into the bottom and part way up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
  • Cover the pan bottom and sides on the outside with aluminum foil to keep any water out.

Cheesecake

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Melt the 1 cup of chocolate chips in the 1/3 cup of cream. Whisk until smooth. Let cool to room temp.
  • Beat the cream cheese in low speed until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and continue to beat at low speed.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the vanilla, sour cream, cocoa, and chocolate.
  • Pour into springform and place it in another, larger pan.
  • Add water until it comes halfway up the sides of the outside of the cheesecake pan. (this makes the bain marie)
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and leave the cake in the oven for 1 hour. DO NOT open the oven door.
  • Remove from the bain marie and to a rack to cool to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Topping

  • Remove the cake from the refrigerator.
  • Carefully slide a knife between the cake and the pan sides to loosen the cake.
  • Remove the sides of the springform.
  • Spoon the marshmallow cream over the top
  • Use a propane torch to melt and char the marshmallow
  • Arrange graham crackers on the top for garnish.

Notes

Time includes resting time and minimum refrigeration time