S’mores Cheesecake

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This S’mores Cheesecake is a crowd pleaser for sure!

This past weekend was my birthday…

And of course what kind of cake I want is always a source of heavy reflection and internal debate.


My husband is usually pretty good about making a cake for me.

I mean, there have been those years where he said, “I thought you were dieting”…which have ended in me murdering him with my mind.


But the longer we’ve been together, he has come to the realization that a cake is a non-negotiable…diet or not.

Also, can we just let all men know that our diets are NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS.  I do not ever want my husband reminding me of my diet. Ever. EVER.


But this year, I was lucky enough to get 2 birthday cakes.

We spent the evening of my actual birthday at some friend’s house for a BBQ, so I brought cake.

Actually, I brought this S’mores Cheesecake. which we’ll talk about in a minute.


But on the day after my birthday, my husband made me this cake

1148980_10151859275933410_29869897_nThe recipe is from Sprinkle Bakes and I will tell you this cake is RIDIC.  It’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Cheesecake.  It took him 2 full days to make and was worth every second.  The man even made chocolate curls.  I can’t complain.

I am, however, a little nervous about what he’s gonna ask me to make him on his birthday!



Anyhow, back to me.

National S’more Day happens to fall on my birthday, August 10th…ahem.  Which basically is the most perfect coincidence in all the land.  Right?

So I decided to take the universe’s cue and make a S’mores Cheesecake.  Because, well…S’mores and also cheesecake.



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If you have been reading my site for any length of time, you know that cheesecake is my lover.  I am obsessed.

BUT I am also not a great cheesecake MAKER.  It’s honestly for the best, but still.

The whole issue of “is it done?”, and “Can I take it out now?” and “IS IT DONE?!” has plagued me for years.  They should make a cheesecake thermometer or something!  And by they, I mean anyone but me.


But let me just say that this was totally easy and kind of amazing.

You need to make it!


Start with a graham cracker crust…

 photo IMG_3079_zps68dbbc52.jpgPress that in a 10″ Springform pan.  And then sprinkle two cups of mini marshmallows all over that.

 photo IMG_3098_zpsd3b85e9d.jpgThen heat up some hot fudge sauce and pour that all over the marshmallows…

 photo IMG_3099_zps51b15a07.jpgIt’s getting there…

 photo IMG_3105_zps64a0f370.jpgNext go ahead and make your filling.  This recipe doesn’t use sugar, but instead uses sweetened condensed milk.  Not gonna argue with that!

 photo IMG_3109_zps64cf261c.jpgAfter the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla are mixed, add in some more mini marshmallows and also some mini chocolate chips!

 photo IMG_3114_zps7c6755a8.jpgPour that over your crust…

 photo IMG_3117_zps6b03af02.jpgAnd bake it until it’s almost done.

At that point sprinkle some more marshmallows on top until they get puffed and slightly golden…

 photo IMG_3120_zps6f2f3bdc.jpgThen here’s the hard part.  You have to let it cool.  I recommend a full overnight.

Before you put it in the fridge, loosen the edges of the crust with a knife.


When it’s completely chilled, pull it out of the fridge, and garnish it with graham cracker crumbs, milk chocolate bars and more hot fudge sauce…

 photo PicMonkeyCollage_zps8ce03c99.jpgIsn’t it beautiful?

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S’mores Cheesecake
Serves 16
  • 2½ cups graham crackers crumbs
  • ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cups butter, melted
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cups warmed hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 16 oz cream cheese (2, 8 oz blocks), room temperature
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2½ cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1-2 Hershey bars broken into pieces
  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup - ½ cup Hot Fudge Sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  1. In a large bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar and melted butter. Press evenly in and up the sides of a 10 inch springform pan.
  2. Sprinkle 2 cups of mini marshmallows evenly over crust and then drizzle warmed hot fudge sauce over marshmallows. Set aside.
  1. In bowl of stand mixer combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk, mixing on low speed until smooth (It took mine about 3 minutes) Add in eggs, one at a time and vanilla. Don't over-mix.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes until center is almost set. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining marshmallows (1½ cups) over top. Place back in oven for 5 minutes until marshmallows are puffed and slightly golden.
  4. Cool cheesecake for 30 minutes on wire rack, loosen cheesecake from pan, by running a knife around the edges. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, garnish by sprinkling extra graham crumbs on top, pressing Hershey bars into top and then drizzling extra hot fudge sauce all over.
Store airtight in refrigerator for up to 5 days

recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen


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68 Comments on "S’mores Cheesecake"


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Belinda @themoonblushbaker
August 13, 2013 8:54 pm

how gorgeous is that topping! You are so lucky to have him make that for you, he must love you very much. Sprinkle bakes is genius isn’t she?
My sister also turned 30 this week too but she requested a macaron cake (aka three tiers of pain). Next time i gonna suggest this cheese cake to her, she loves s’mores!

Happy late birthday by the way. ^_^

August 13, 2013 9:41 pm

This dessert looks so incredibly good! I can’t wait to try it out. I love S’Mores desserts of any kind. Thanks for sharing.

August 13, 2013 9:53 pm

Your husband is amazing!! WOW! I could not even make a cake look that amazing! You have a real winner!!

Ok now this cheesecake? My kind of cheesecake!!! I am not into the fruity ones all that much, but chocolate and marshmallows?? HECK YES!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
August 13, 2013 10:06 pm

I saw this on Instagram over the weekend and thought it was the sweetest thing! Looks great!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
August 13, 2013 10:26 pm

That is seriously one stunner of a cheesecake! Wow is really all I can even muster up!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
August 13, 2013 10:31 pm

Awww, I can’t believe hubby made that cake! And this cheesecake – holy moly. I NEED this!

August 13, 2013 11:12 pm

I am amazed that your husband conquered that cake! I have been too intimidated to try it for years…maybe THIS year it will be different. Also – s’mores cheesecake?! And your birthday falls on S’MORES DAY?! Talk about fate.

Cookbook Queen
August 13, 2013 11:48 pm

This is a work of art!!

I mean, I’d eat it without a problem, but it’s still art.

August 14, 2013 6:05 am

Oh wow! That is one hell of a cake! wonder if it would be acceptable to make it right now for breakfast?? hmmm.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
August 14, 2013 7:41 am

Your husband straight up rocks…and this cake?! I die.

August 14, 2013 9:37 am

Props to the hubby! This looks awesome!

jenny Flake
August 14, 2013 10:19 am

Yes Yes and Yes please 🙂

August 14, 2013 11:14 am

Have. Mercy!

August 14, 2013 11:25 am

It’s SO beautiful! Multiple birthday cakes are always enjoyed for my birthday. No way around it! And true that lady- diets are none of men’s business! Happy belated ShellY!

Jen @ Jen
August 14, 2013 11:32 am

Okay, right?! When is the cheesecake done? I always worry about that because underdone cheesecake is no bueno. I like that cheesecake thermometer idea. Someone should get on that! Gorgeous recipe!

August 14, 2013 1:20 pm

OMG, your husband made you that 500 component cake and he is NOT getting a blog feature?!?! That’s a crime! I’m super amazingly impressed with his baking skills, especially because I am deathly afraid to tackle a Sprinklebakes recipe myself! Kudos and well done.

August 14, 2013 1:35 pm

Not to take away from your awesome smores cheesecake, but holy sh*t I can’t believe that cake your husband made!!

Hope you had a GREAT b-day!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
August 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Awwww props to your hubby!! That’s awesome!!

Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg
August 14, 2013 2:23 pm

So your husband made you that amazing cake?! How sweet! Sounds like a winner.

This cheesecake is definitely a chocolate craving satisfaction. Oh my!

August 14, 2013 2:24 pm
Oh.My. A husband who actually BAKES you a cake – doesn’t just pick one up at the bakery… I think you must keep him and make sure he’s infinitely happy! And that’s not just ANY cake either, but a pretty spectacular one. I am also a cheesecake lover and I will have to try this one. It sounds fabulous! We are having a family dinner tonight with extended family and I used your fudgy brownies and made them onto Rolo Brownies. What I got from the leftovers in the pot was fabulous and I’m sure they will eat it up,… Read more »
August 14, 2013 2:28 pm

oh man, this looks like heaven!! and even easy enough that i could probably make it! cheesecake just scares me. except for when it’s in my mouth.

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
August 14, 2013 3:04 pm

Omg I love that you put marshmallows in every layer!! Eek yum!
Oh and I hate when I am reminded of my self-imposed eating restrictions. When I say “it’s time for a cupcake and froyo” or “don’t forget to have a cake there on my birthday” the LAST thing I want to hear is “Are you sure? Are you going to actually eat that, because you said you weren’t eating that anymore…?” Ummm…that is for ME to judge. GIVE IT TO ME.
Yeah, anyways! Hooray for birthday weekend!

August 14, 2013 3:15 pm

Wow this looks really nice.Could u please tell me which cream cheese have u used in this recipe? Also can I use yogurt cream cheese without altering the taste? Thanks

August 14, 2013 3:16 pm

My husband doesn’t even make toast. Just say’n, that’s amazing!

This cheesecake looks fabulous!

Mimi @ Culinary Couture
August 14, 2013 3:19 pm


August 14, 2013 4:22 pm

I love that your husband made you a birthday cake…a fancy one at that! My husband made his first cake ever for my birthday a few years ago. It was not as fancy as the one that you got but I loved it. Husbands baking…yay!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
August 14, 2013 4:47 pm

this is so incredible incredible!

Colette (Coco)
August 14, 2013 6:11 pm

That’s just brilliant. Cheesecake + s’mores = YUM!

Kate | Food Babbles
August 14, 2013 9:39 pm

HOLY COW!!! That just looks ridiculously good. I am in looooove! I need to make this asap.

Anne @ Have a Cookie!
August 15, 2013 12:25 am
I made a half version of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake for my birthday 2 years ago. TO DIE FOR!!! But instead of making the chocolate cake layer, I made a brownie layer and instead of whipping the chocolate ganache for the icing, I just poured the ganache over the cake. But I did make the peanut butter frosting and piped those little blobs on top of my cake then topped them with Reese’s PB minis. My birthday is next month so I think i’m going to make your S’Mores Cheesecake for my celebration this year. It looks fantastic!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
August 15, 2013 5:31 am

Shelly this looks crazy good! I mean Smores AND cheesecake, in one – you cannot go wrong! Pinned!

August 15, 2013 7:23 am

AMAZING and it needs to get in my belly pronto! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
August 15, 2013 9:49 am

HBappy Birthday and OMG this is crazy amazing sounding and I am so impressed your hubby made that cake? WOW!

August 15, 2013 6:28 pm

OH MY STARS! Shelly! That is out of control amazing. Wow! I envision this and a laaarge glass of milk! YUM

Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper
August 16, 2013 12:53 am

This looks divine! Does your hubby have a single brother 😉

Renee @ Awesome on $20
August 16, 2013 1:18 am

1. I can’t believe your husband made chocolate curls. What a champ!
2. I love your little Hershey soldiers in this cheesecake. So awesome!
3. I’ve had my eye on this ever since it first started popping up, and after finally reading the post, it’s just as awesome as I imagined and I can’t wait to try it. Happy birthday!

August 16, 2013 4:24 am

Wow. You`re husband is amazing to be able to bake you that cake! And, sweet!

This smores cheesecake is calling my nameee. It looks and sounds incredible!!

Beth @ bethcakes
August 16, 2013 4:49 pm

I am so in love with s’mores and this cheesecake. It’s absolutely perfect!


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Rachel @ Bakerita
August 18, 2013 11:29 pm

Umm….so I may need to make my own birthday cake this year so that I can have this beauty. It looks ridiculously delicious. No doubt I’ll be making this as soon as I have a ton of people around to share it with. I can’t be left alone with this. Pinned!!

August 20, 2013 11:23 am

I am a sucker for anything Smore’s like. I love this recipe I will definitely be trying this!

August 20, 2013 6:50 pm

We have the same birthday! Cheers! And the cheesecake looks to die for!

August 21, 2013 4:37 pm

Happy uber-duper belated birthday–if I had seen this earlier, I would have definitely made it for my own. Thank you for sharing though–it’ll be kept in mind for the next batch of birthdays! 🙂

Jessica S. @ Floptimism
August 25, 2013 4:04 pm

Hi there! My name is Jessica, and I run a food blog, Floptimism. Every week I write a Weekend Wrap-Up post where I share some of my favorite web finds from the past week. I stumbled across this cheesecake recipe and thought it looked so incredible, that I had to feature it on this week’s round up! I’ve included the link below in case you’re interested. Thank you for a great recipe idea, and I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend!



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Sandy B.
Sandy B.
August 26, 2013 12:17 am

My birthday is also on August 10th AND I love s’mores so I will definitely be making this!

August 29, 2013 10:55 pm

Love the S’mores Cheesecake! However, I believe I’m in a sugar coma and I made an extra large one…do you think it will freeze well???
Thanks!! 😀

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