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Decadent Rocky Road Cheesecake

This decadent rocky road cheesecake recipe is the perfect dessert to serve to your guests.  Here’s what they will say, “Wow!” It is so delicious and fun to eat!

Closer look at the cheesecake with fluff and chocolate dripping from it

We heart cheesecake

I’m obsessed with cheesecake right now. I keep finding ways and reasons to make it.

Examples:

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Christopher:  “It’s finally fall time.”

Me:  “Know what that means?  I have to make cheesecake to celebrate.  How does mom’s cheesecake sound?”

or

Christopher: “I’m going upstairs to shave.”

Me: “You know what that means?  I have to make cheesecake to celebrate. How does New York cheesecake sound?”

It has become dangerous because with all these cheesecake making opportunities, it means that Christopher and I have to eat the baked results.  But I’ve figured out a way to buy us more time.  I can freeze slices of the cheesecake, which helps keep my chunk-a-lunk-a-liscious thighs in check.

Mostly.

Now Christopher doesn’t have to preface all his remarks to me with, “This is not an opportunity to make a celebratory cheesecake, we’re running out of space in the freezer, but, do you know what the weather is supposed to be today?”

He takes all the fun out of conversing.  But it has made me think twice before offering to make more cheesecake.

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A slice of cheesecake on a green plate with marshmallow and chocolate with the cake in the back
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How to make this rocky road cheesecake

Pre-step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Liberally grease a 9 or 10 inch springform pan!

Step one

Gather the crust ingredients – chocolate creme cookies and butter.

Chocolate creme cookies and butter on a black table

Step two

Add 17 chocolate creme cookies to your food processor and process them until they look like crumbs.

Step three

Melt half a stick of butter, add it to the cookie crumbs and mix them until combined.

Step four

Add the crumbs into the springform pan and press them down and set aside.

Step five

Add cream cheese and sugar to a stand mixer and mix until combined.

Step six

Gather the other ingredients for the cheesecake – eggs, milk, vanilla and flour.

Eggs, almond milk, sugar, flour and vanilla on a black board

Step seven

Add 2 eggs to the mixer and mix them until incorporated. Add the other two and mix again until combined.

Step eight

Fold in the milk, vanilla and flour and pour the in the pan on top of the cookie crumbs.

Step nine

Bake it for 1 hour.

Rest

Here’s the hard part.

You need to let the cheesecake rest in the oven for  3 – 5 hours.  See?  I told you it was going to be tough.

Once it has rested, I take the cheesecake out of the oven, remove the side of the springform pan and gather the ingredients for the ganache and marshmallow fluff.

These ingredients are what truly make this cheesecake “rocky road.”

Cheese cake out of the oven and sides taken off with chocolate chips, cream and fluff in the background

Step ten

Add chocolate chips and cream to a saucepan and melt them together on low heat.

Step eleven

Take a teaspoon, scoop out some marshmallow fluff and place it on top of the cheesecake. Use as much or as little as you like.

I ask hubby to start pouring ganache on the cheesecake.

Fluff dolloped on and ganache made and being poured onto the cheesecake

Doesn’t that look good?  But we need more ganache, don’t we?

More ganache being poured onto the cheesecake

Now we’re talking.  I cut a piece and we are ready to plate the dessert.

Piece of cheesecake being lifted over the cheese cake. there is a plate, fork and little pitcher of ganache in the background

Plated and perfect.

Plated piece of cheesecake on a white plate with the cheesecake in the background

Delish!

I hope you enjoyed this rocky road cheesecake recipe as much as Christopher and I did.

Please feel free to leave me a comment.  Let me know what kind of cheesecake you love.

Other rocky road recipes

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Square photo of the cheesecake with chocolate and marshmallow dripping on the plate

Decadent Rocky Road Cheesecake

So incredibly delicious that you will want this at least once a month.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: rocky road cheesecake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 450kcal

Ingredients

Crust

  • 17 chocolate creme cookies
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Cheesecake

  • 4 packages cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons marshmallow fluff

Ganache

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup light cream

Instructions

Make it

  • Preheat oven 350 F and grease springform pan.
  • Place chocolate creme cookies in food processor and process until crumbs.
    17 chocolate creme cookies
  • Melt butter and add to cookie crumbs and mix until combined and press into the springform pan.
    4 tablespoons butter
  • Place cream cheese and sugar in stand mixer and mix until combined.
    4 packages cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar
  • Add eggs 2 at a time and mix between each 2 (4 total).
    4 eggs
  • Fold in milk, vanilla and flour until combined. Pour cheesecake batter in the springform pan.
    1/2 cup almond milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 cup flour
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Turn off oven and let this cheesecake rest in the oven for at least 3 hours but 5 hours is better.
  • Place chocolate chips and cream in saucepan and melt and stir together on medium-low heat until combined.
    1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup light cream
  • Dollop marshmallow fluff on cheese cake in blobs. Use as much as you like.
    6 tablespoons marshmallow fluff
  • Pour ganache on cheesecake.
  • Cut slices
  • Enjoy
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Notes

I’m not adding the time it takes for the cheesecake to cool in the oven – which is 3 – 5 hours!

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 170mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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19 Comments

  1. That looks so delicious and I’d say one of the best homemade Rocky Road cheesecake I’ve seen. I love the fact that you dint bulk it up on the top with more cream/cheese. This feels pretty refreshing and so decadent.

  2. haha my husband would love it if I made him a treat every time he shaves! This cheesecake sounds so so good (and super cheeky too!)

  3. My grandmother had a similar relationship to cheesecake as you do. It’s raining outside? Time to make cheesecake! I’ve always loved the idea of a rocky road cheesecake, but had never found a recipe that was appealing to me—this one, is, however VERY appealing an going on my “do make” list.

  4. OMG…cheesecake heaven right here. I know hubby would totally be in love with this. I think this is the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. Maybe I should surprise him???

  5. I love your cheesecake Elaine and I am sure my family will too! Guess what? My supermarket in France is stocking Marshmallow Fluff! I have no excuses!

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