Summer Smores Cheesecake

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This cheesecake recipe is a mixture of all the ingredients that make up classic smores campfire treats. Graham crackers are in the form of crumbs for the base of the cake, while mini marshmallows layer the bottom and top of the cake. Chocolate fudge sauce forms the chocolate component of the cake by being drizzle over the top, while cocoa powder is infused into the cheesecake mixture. These elements make this summer smores cheesecake recipe a truly fantastic, decadent dessert that everyone will love, but chances are you will only need one piece to feel satisfied.

The very word smores or s’more is a contraction of ‘some more’, meaning that this marshmallow and graham cracker dessert is just too good only to have one. The exact origins of smores are unclear, but they are enjoyed all over Canada and the United States. There is even a national smores day celebrated every August 10. A traditional smore recipe involves roasting a marshmallow over a campfire until gooey and then sandwiching it between a couple of graham crackers along with some chocolate. Although this easy cheesecake recipe doesn’t include the same steps as the classic smore, the marshmallows do get baked to their desirable softened consistency making this the best cheesecake you will ever try. If you have never prepared a cheesecake recipe before but are wondering how to make a cheesecake, this version follows similar steps to other baked versions. The graham cracker crust recipe is a classic, with just the crumbs, some melted butter, and a little sugar. Once it is toasted and set, you can blend the cheesecake ingredients together and assemble the entire cake. One of the most necessary steps for successful cheesecake making is to bake it in a water bath because it sets the cheesecake gently so that it won’t crack or crack as much. Since you will be using a springform pan, you don’t want any of the water to enter the springform through the cracks on the bottom. The one way to avoid this is to wrap a single sheet of aluminum foil around the base of the entire pan, which will keep your cake mixture dry and insulated from the direct heat of the oven. When preparing any cheesecake recipe, it is important not to under bake it or else the cake may be too soft.

Nutrition Facts for:Summer Smores Cheesecake from Life Love and Sugar

Ingredients: Graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, cream cheese, sugar, flour, cocoa, eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, marshmallows, hot fudge topping.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 845, Calories from Fat 455, Total Fat 50.6g 78%, Saturated Fat 30.5g 152%, Cholesterol 210mg 70%, Sodium 508mg 21%, Potassium 420mg 12%, Carbohydrates 90.8g 30%, Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%, Sugars 59.7g, Protein 13.8g, Vitamin A 34%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 15%, Iron 21%

Alternatively, you don’t want to overbake it, or the cake will be too dry. The best way to tell whether a cheesecake is cooked is to shake the pan lightly; if the edges appear set, but the center jiggles slightly, the cake will likely be perfect. Unlike other cheesecake recipes, this cheesecake will be perfectly good to eat straight from the oven and have a fudgy texture from the dense cheesecake mixture. The usual cheesecake requires a few hours of chilling to set. If you feel like mastering this chocolate cheesecake recipe, you will love this version because it is both beautiful and delicious. Thank you, Lindsay, the author of ‘Life, Love and Sugar’ recipe blog, for sharing her smores cheesecake recipe with us.

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