S’mores season doesn’t have to end just because summer does! Keep the spirit alive with this decadent death-by-chocolate s’mores cheesecake.
s'mores cheesecake

I could write an epic poem about this cheesecake.

I mean, I don’t remember a single ounce of anything about dactylic hexameter that I learned in high school AP literature, so obviously that’s out of the question.

But my version of The Odyssey would have given Homer a run for his money. Mark my words.


You, on the other hand, should probably be very thankful that I have the medium term memory of a goldfish.

Also, maybe a little afraid because I’m going to be a doctor someday and your life might be in my hands.

On the bright side, I can recite EVERY SINGLE BACKSTREET BOYS LYRIC forwards and backwards. So at least you’ll have a good(/not good) soundtrack on your way out.

It’s all about the little things.


This cheesecake is not a little thing, but it’s worth getting yourself in a tizzy about. I promise.

Picture this: graham cracker crust + oozy caramelly layer of hot fudge and mini marshmallows + decadent rich chocolate cheesecake + smoky burnt marshmallows.

It’s weekend-necessary. And an order.


The someday doctor-who-can’t-remember-what-the-brachial-plexus-is-but-still-feels-like-she-can-give-authoritative-food-consumption-advice kind.

Let’s try saying that in dactylic pentameter ten times fast.

Annnnddd GO.

S’mores Cheesecake
S'mores season doesn't have to end just because summer does! Keep the spirit alive with this decadent death-by-chocolate s'mores cheesecake.
Yield: 1 10-inch cheesecake
For the crust
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
For the cheesecake filling
  • 24 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup lowfat sour cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup hot fudge sauce, warmed until pourable
  • large marshmallows, for topping
  1. For the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir together until moistened thoroughly. Pour into a 10-inch springform pan and press into the pan so that it comes up about 1-inch on the sides. Let sit in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
  2. Heat oven to 350F.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and cocoa powder until combined, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add in the the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides after each addition.
  5. Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract and beat on low until combined.
  6. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the mini marshmallows into it. Top with dollops of the hot fudge, spreading as evenly as possible. Pour the cheesecake filling over the marshmallows and hot fudge. Place the springform pan on top of a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet (in case of leakage!). Bake for 60 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat, leaving the cheesecake in the oven. Put a wooden spoon in the oven door so that it stays slightly ajar. Let sit for 60 minutes.
  8. Refrigerate overnight or until chilled through.
  9. Before serving, top with the large marshmallows and either use a blowtorch to char them or place under the broiler for a few minutes, but make sure you watch them carefully because they will burn quickly!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

Love s’more flavored treats? Check out these!

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S’mores Cupcakes

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S’more Nut Bars

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55 Responses to S’mores Cheesecake

  1. I want to give this cheesecake a kiss it’s so pretty!! Love it, girl!

  2. Sune Moolman says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been this tempted. Ever.

  3. Your Friday desserts are always my favorite! Love the roasty toasty marshmallows on top of this 🙂

  4. YES! I can recite all the BSB songs too. I saw them in concert with New Kids On The Block a few years back. Changed my life.
    And, so does this cheesecake. Cheesecake is my fav, and this is ah-may-zing. Pinned!

  5. Actually having a bonfire (with smores, obvi) tonight — I like to extend the season out as long as physically possible. This will definitely be on my mind when the smores withdraws hit!

  6. Why is this cheesecake not in front of me right now? Seriously, that is a real question.

  7. Whoa… Not a good idea to be looking at food blogs at 7:30 AM. I may just make myself cheesecake for breakfast..

  8. danielle says:

    No words – this is stunning and I bet dangerously delish – pinning!!

  9. That’s right! The smores season never needs to eat.
    I could totally go for a slice right now!
    Enjoy the first fabulous fall weekend!

  10. Sues says:

    Um. I don’t even know how to talk about this. Especially first thing in the morning. WOW.

    Also, I know every BSB lyric, too. Singalong!!

  11. Beth says:

    S’mores I like. Backstreet Boys, not so much.
    Have to check out those S’mores Nut Bars too – wow!

  12. UM YES. I so need this… like, now!

  13. Woahhhhh! I will eat this ALLLLL! This looks so delicious!

  14. Meg says:

    This looks like fifteen kinds of awesome . . . too many to keep track of, actually. WOO!

  15. Tammy says:

    OMG! What a sight! 😀 ..yes, I could definitely go for this…so awesome Joanne!

  16. Whoa!! This cheesecake situation is totally leaving me speechless!

  17. Wow! This sounds and looks amazing Joanne! Totally fancying a slice right now!

  18. Karly says:

    I also have a goldfish memory. It’s scary. But scarier for you, because doctor. 😉

    Love this cheesecake. Want to marry it. Will consider bearing it’s children.

  19. Um. I think I could write a book about this cheesecake. A long 1.5 thousand page book. This looks absolutely dreamy, Joanne!

  20. Heather says:

    Wow. This sounds so amazingly rich and will require a massive cup of coffee to go with it.

  21. Pam says:

    My kids would LOVE this cheesecake!

  22. Rachel says:

    um…whoa! this is amazing! gorgeous photos also 🙂

  23. Broma Bakery says:

    Uhhh yes. So decadent, so delicious. Seems like it would be hard to have just one slice…

  24. o my my my…this is so decadent and divine!

  25. Sarah says:

    This dessert is so pretty! I love the burnt marshmallows.

  26. what a fantastic cheesecake. i wish i had a slice now!

  27. I’m so sad about summer leaving that I may just need 3 of these all to myself. This looks incredible!

  28. Totally agree – s’mores all year round! Love this cheesecake!!

  29. Tash says:

    OMG this looks ridiculously decadent Joanne! So, so, so rich…My cheesecake (and also marshmallow) cravings are currently sky high…beautiful! Pinnnnnnnning!! I am definitely making s’mores something next week! Your photography too…<3

  30. Lovin s’mores all the way!!!
    and at all time….

  31. This looks and sounds like a pretty heavenly cheesecake, Joanne! The caramel part is making me swoon. I love that you added cinnamon to the crust, too!

  32. I can almost taste this through the screen. I really wish ‘almost’ could become ‘actually’.

  33. grace says:

    great idea, joanne! i’m drawn to anything topped with toasty roasty marshmallows. 🙂

  34. This chocolate smores cheesecake is definitely a weekend necessity! Now how do I magically make a slice appear in front of me right now?

  35. Oh my gosh, this post cracked me up. Also, that cheesecake should be illegal – it looks so amazing. And I’m in total agreement about keeping summer alive. I still have so many summer food ideas! And everyone’s diving into fall. Imma cry.
    Pinning this!

  36. Daniela says:

    Oh yes please!
    This cheesecake with the perfectly browned marshmallows has blinked it’s eye on me, yummy.

  37. Foodiewife says:

    S’mores. Love anything with toasted marshmallow. This one is pure genius.

  38. Trisha says:

    GIrl, you’ve outdone yourself with this one. This is absolutely stunning. And indulgent. And I can’t wait to make it.

  39. Kelly says:

    Woaahhhh girl, this is all kinds of amazing!! So decadent and delicious! Totally a weekend necessity for any s’mores lover! Pinning!

  40. Just promise me that if you’re ever assisting an operation, let’s say a c-section, you don’t start talking about American Idol. Because the person having the baby is awake, and can hear you. Just sayin’…

  41. This looks AMAZING! Wow – and the toasted whole marshmallows on top look awesome!

  42. Rivki Locker says:

    Never mind the medical stuff… if you can make something that looks as good as this (I can almost SMELL it here in New Jersey!) I’ll be a patient of yours any day. 🙂

  43. I don’t think I even had anything smores this summer!! This will fix that… this cheesecake looks phenomenal!!

  44. Yum! I would love a piece of this cheesecake!!

  45. I remember cooking S’mores over the campfire when I was a girl (graham crackers sandwiched between a slice of chocolate and marshmallows). Your recipe expands this ‘decadence’ even more. Dang, there goes my diet!

  46. Isadora says:

    This cheesecake definitely needs its own poem! I love smores anything and everything and combining smores with cheesecake sounds perfect to me 🙂

  47. Kate says:

    The toasted marshmallows are incredible.

  48. Reeni says:

    I would of been happy with just a chocolate cheesecake then you had to go and say things like burnt marshmallows and hot fudge and now nothing but the entire deal will do! Get in my mouth now!

  49. This is perfect medicine Joanne 🙂

  50. Kat says:

    Quick question! Is using low fat/reduced fat dairy an absolute must in this recipe or just an optional choice?

    Thanks for the recipe!

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