Mississippi Mud Cheesecake


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

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs
1 to 9 - inch cheesecake



  • 1 ½ cups finely crushed animal cracker cookies

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

  • ¼ cup melted butter


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • ½ cup marshmallow creme

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

577 Calories
35g Fat
63g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 577
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 198mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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