All the flavors of Mississippi Mud Cake (chocolate, pecans, and marshmallows) in a cheesecake instead.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Cheesecake:
Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

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  • Mix together the animal cracker crumbs, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules in a bowl. Pour in the melted butter and mix until evenly moistened. Press into the prepared springform pan and set aside.

  • To make the filling, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, the cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, and the cornstarch in the bowl of an electric mixer; stir until blended. Add the softened cream cheese and beat until the sugar mixture has been incorporated and no lumps of cream cheese remain. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding the vanilla extract with the last egg. Fold in 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, then pour into the prepared crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) and continue baking 2 hours. Turn off the oven, and let the cheesecake stand in the oven for 2 hours more before opening the door. Remove and cool to room temperature.

  • Once the cheesecake has cooled, melt the chocolate chips and milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove the cheesecake from the springform pan, and spread the marshmallow cream evenly over the top. Spread or drizzle the chocolate over the marshmallow cream and sprinkle 1/4 cup of chopped pecans overtop. Chill completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

577 calories; 34.5 g total fat; 134 mg cholesterol; 295 mg sodium. 62.5 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
This recipe is amazing! This was my first time making a cheesecake and it turned out great! I did make one alteration, I used an oreo cookie crust instead of the animal crackers, we're a chocolate loving family. I just bought a pack of oreos and threw almost a row of them in the food processor to make 1 1/2 cups of oreo crumbs and kept the same amount of everything else for the crust. I also used special dark cocoa. Just delicious!! Thank you so much for this recipe! I look forward to making it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2016
I just can't find anything good to say about this. Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
This recipe is amazing! This was my first time making a cheesecake and it turned out great! I did make one alteration, I used an oreo cookie crust instead of the animal crackers, we're a chocolate loving family. I just bought a pack of oreos and threw almost a row of them in the food processor to make 1 1/2 cups of oreo crumbs and kept the same amount of everything else for the crust. I also used special dark cocoa. Just delicious!! Thank you so much for this recipe! I look forward to making it again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
This recipe is amazing! This was my first time making a cheesecake and it turned out great! I did make one alteration, I used an oreo cookie crust instead of the animal crackers, we're a chocolate loving family. I just bought a pack of oreos and threw almost a row of them in the food processor to make 1 1/2 cups of oreo crumbs and kept the same amount of everything else for the crust. I also used special dark cocoa. Just delicious!! Thank you so much for this recipe! I look forward to making it again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
This recipe is definitely going in "my favorites". I took it to work and within 10 minutes the plate was empty someone was scraping the knife and plate to get the last and I had requests to bring it in again "tomorrow." It is not one of those things you can throw together because of the length of time to bake sit and cool but the wait was worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2011
This is one of the most decadent cheesecakes I ve ever made! I pre-baked the crust for 15 min. It had a light delicate crunch and you could definitely taste the coffee. The cheesecake itself is like a giant chocolate truffle. I omitted the nuts from the filling as a personal preference because I like my cheesecakes to have a smooth creamy texture. My only other admission was the cornstarch. I bake a lot of cheesecakes and was very leary of the baking instructions. Not wanting to chance failure I used my standard baking method for cheesecakes which includes baking in a water bath. I ve never had one crack and this one was no exception. It turned out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2012
This is really yummy! Definitely good for a sweet tooth or a chocolate lover. The slight coffe flavor is nice too you can taste it but it isnt overpowering. To make the marshmellow creme easier to spread i microwaved it about 15 seconds and it was perfectly spreadable and not too sticky. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
Got rave reviews at our family Christmas dinner. Everyone loved it. I didn't change a thing and it was great! Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2014
Very rich and very good! Followed as recipe stated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
This was one of the most delicious cheesecakes I've ever made. I followed the recipe exactly and it was a huge hit during Christmas. Thanks for much for posting this. I will be making it again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2017
I used chocolate graham crackers for the crust and baked it for about 8 minutes at 350F. I also used almonds instead of pecans. I spread the marshmallow over the whole top and toasted it with a mini torch. Everyone who tried it loved it!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2015
First time ever making a cheesecake so I followed the instructions exactly. Turned out great. Very rich and very delicious. I was unsure about the coffee but it is not overpowering. Takes a while with the cook and wait time but the end result was worth it. I used chocolate animal crackers instead of plain ones. I will definitely make it again but will probably leave the nuts out of the filling. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2016
I just can't find anything good to say about this. Read More