Monday, June 15, 2015

Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

Let's be honest here: who doesn't like Oreo?

Actually, don't answer. That's rhetorical because a normal person loves them!

Now Cheesecake, on the other hand, may be quite sketchy. Some don't like it because of its sourness and the unconventional taste compared to your normal moist chocolate cake. I actually wasn't familiar with cheesecake until around late High School. It's pretty expensive so I didn't get to taste it on a regular basis back then. But when I started baking, my love for cheesecake developed. It's a diversion from my usual sweet desserts, yet it fulfills my dessert cravings.

But a little sweetness would not hurt. So why not combine this classic cheesecake with Oreos? And to make things more exciting, I added whipped cream. That tall swirl of whipped cream is another thing to look forward to!

This dessert may be sophisticated, but it's actually easy to make. The ingredients are also easy to find! There are versions of cheesecakes that use sour cream, but this one does not.

1 package (24 cookies) Oreo cookies (divided), plus more for garnishing
1/4 cup butter (melted)
24oz (3 packages) cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 to 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. Place 16 whole Oreo cookies (includes the cookie filling) in a food processor. Pulse until the cookies are in fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, place the cookies in a resealable bag and use a rolling pin or glass bottle to crush the cookies into fine crumbs.
  3. Mix melted butter into the finely crushed cookies. Once it is thoroughly mixed together, press the mixture firmly on the bottom of a springform pan using a spoon or your hands.
  4. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar and vanilla. When the mixture is well blended, beat in eggs one at a time. 
  5. Chop the remaining 8 Oreo cookies. This does not need to be neat, but do not overdo it. Fold it in the batter. You may add more cookies if you desire.
  6. Pour the batter on the prepared crust. Bake for 45 minutes. After baking, open the oven door by a little bit and let the cake cool inside for around 30 minutes. Afterwards, refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Prepare whipping cream by whipping it for around 5 minutes, or until it has doubled in quantity. Garnish according to how you want your cake to look like.
Makes one 9" cake.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.

Play around with the flavor of Oreo cookies you'll use. I used strawberry filling for garnishing the cake. Why not try to use the Birthday Oreos next time? Or even mint Oreos! The possibilities are endless. ;)

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