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!
We heart cheesecake
I’m obsessed with cheesecake right now. I keep finding ways and reasons to make it.
Christopher: “It’s finally fall time.”
Me: “Know what that means? I have to make cheesecake to celebrate. How does mom’s cheesecake sound?”
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.
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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How to make this cheesecake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Liberally grease a 9 or 10 inch springform pan!
Gather the crust ingredients – chocolate creme cookies and butter.
Add 17 chocolate creme cookies to your food processor and process them until they look like crumbs.
Melt half a stick of butter, add it to the cookie crumbs and mix them until combined.
Add the crumbs into the springform pan and press them down and set aside.
Add cream cheese and sugar to a stand mixer and mix until combined.
Gather the other ingredients for the cheesecake – eggs, milk, vanilla and flour.
Add 2 eggs to the mixer and mix them until incorporated. Add the other two and mix again until combined.
Fold in the milk, vanilla and flour and pour the in the pan on top of the cookie crumbs.
Bake it for 1 hour.
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.”
Add chocolate chips and cream to a saucepan and melt them together on low heat.
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.
Doesn’t that look good? But we need more ganache, don’t we?
Now we’re talking. I cut a piece and we are ready to plate the dessert.
Plated and perfect.
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.
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Decadent Rocky Road Cheesecake
- 17 chocolate creme cookies
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 packages cream cheese
- ¾ cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup almond milk (or other milk)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup flour
- 6 tablespoons marshmallow fluff
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup light cream
- Preheat oven 350 F and grease springform pan
- Place chocolate creme cookies in food processor and process until crumbs
- Melt butter and add to cookie crumbs and mix until combined and press into the springform pan
- Place cream cheese and sugar in stand mixer and mix until combined
- Add eggs 2 at a time and mix between each 2 (4 total)
- Fold in milk, vanilla and flour until combined
- Pour cheesecake batter in the springform pan
- 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
- Dollop marshmallow fluff on cheese cake in blobs. Use as much as you like
- Pour ganache on cheesecake
- Cut slices
- Plate a slice
- Eat a slice