Tuesday, August 7, 2012

S'mores Cheesecake!

Although it is as hot as hot can be here in the desert, I love a roaring campfire and roasting marshmallows after the sun sets. As I thought about all the other things I love about summer, you know s'mores had to be on the list!  It's Crazy Cooking Challenge day and this month we are making cheesecake! I don't know about you, but I love a good cheesecake too! So, what could be better than S'mores Cheesecake! That's all of my summer loves rolled into one! Yum!
S'mores Cheesecake
(adapted from  Cheesecake Extraordinaire
 by Mary Crownover)
Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/4 cup finely crushed Graham Crackers
1/4 cup melted Butter

Cheesecake Filling
24 ounces softened Cream Cheese
2/3 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Whipping Cream
5 teaspoons Cornstarch
4 Eggs
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 cup Vanilla Flavored Syrup(Torani)
2 teaspoons Vanilla
8 oz. Milk Chocolate(Callebaut)
3-4 oz. Whipping Cream
Mini Marshmallows

This is my "go to" cheesecake recipe. Well, it is if you stop 
after the Vanilla in the ingredient list. I used it to create this 
s'mores recipe by making a few tasty additions.  But, if you are
in the mood for a really good, creamy, vanilla cheesecake
make this. You won't be disappointed. Oh, yeah, change the 
graham crackers to nilla wafers. So good!!
Combine the cream cheese, sugar, whipping cream
and cornstarch. Beat with an electric mixer till smooth.
Add eggs and the egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after
each addition.
Beat in vanilla flavoring and vanilla.
Mix together your graham crackers and butter.
Press the mixture into the bottom of your 
springform pan. Set aside.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler set up.
Add the cream a little at a time until a desired 
smooth consistency is achieved.
Fill your springform pan with your cheesecake filling.
Leave a little room at the top for the chocolate to be added.
 Add about 3-4 spoon fulls of the melted chocolate
to your filling.
Swirl around for a pretty effect.
 Place some of the chocolate on top of the cheesecake.
Top with mini marshmallows all over.
Using a kitchen torch, roast the marshmallows.
You can roast them as much or as little as you wish.
Happy Roasting!

Thanks for joining me today!
Let's see what everyone else made:


  1. Super delicious! Love s'mores :-)

  2. That is just fantastic sounding and looking - and I bet just as good tasting :) I love s'mores!

    Stopping by from CCC #18 - I pinned, tweeted, stumbled, and FB'd your cheesecake :)

  3. Amazing! I love s'mores and I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy them. Great CCC pick! I'm #16. :)

  4. My boys would love this! I'd love for you to stop by - I'm #9 in the challenge. :)

  5. I just have to say, I'm so jealous that you have a kitchen torch. These sound wonderful so much better than 2 graham cracker, a piece of chocolate and a marshmallow.

  6. Awesome! I love s'mores but in cheesecake form? Heavenly! Pinned. THANKS!

  7. Oh man! This sounds amazing! I love s'mores!

  8. You topped a cheesecake with marshmallows? Amazing! #55

  9. Brilliant, what a great way to get my s'mores fix while staying cool!!

    CCC #64 - Individual Biscoff Cheesecakes

  10. Teri, woe, this looks fantastic!!! I'd have to fight my kids off for a slice :)

  11. S'mores and cheesecake, yes it is summerflavors rolled into one.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: #6 Mini Cheesecake Bites.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  12. What a great combination of two amazing classics! Great idea, Teri. It looks amazing.


  13. Oh this sounds like my date night treat. Love. CCC#8

  14. How CUTE is that! Wonderful idea!

    Thank you for being a part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE. Watch for upcoming details about the next years challenge.

  15. What a yummy and fun cheesecake. This is another cheesecake to add to my To Do baking list. This would be perfect for an end of summer gathering.

    Joanne CCC#67

  16. This looks so delicious! I love S'mores and never though to combine the flavor with a cheesecake! Stopping by from CCC#12.

  17. I love any excuse to break out the kitchen torch! Great CCC Selection. Happy Baking.


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  19. I love S'mores and oh my goodness just love this recipe! It's making me hungry, can't wait to try this. Looks Dlish!