I made this when my boyfriend moved in with me back in the summer for our first weekend together. He loves Oreos and chocolate desserts so I wanted to recreate an Oreo cheesecake I had at the Cheesecake Factory in Las Vegas last year, which was absolutely amazing.
I found a recipe on this website which posts copycat recipes for dishes from the Cheesecake Factory. I don't know how close to the original this recipe is, as in my opinion it didn't taste all that similar - I was surprised the recipe called for the cheesecake to be baked, as the one I had in the restaurant was very creamy and didn't taste or look baked at all. Either way the one I made was very good!
Adapted from a recipe by Cheesecake Factory At Home
2 tbsp. butter, melted
2.5 packs Oreo cookies
500g soft cheese
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup crème fraiche
1/4 cup plain flour
2 tsp vanilla flavouring
pinch of salt
packet of mini Oreos to decorate
Begin by crushing 2 packets of Oreo cookies in a food processor until you have crumbs. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180C.
Mix with the melted butter and press down in the bottom of a loose-bottomed cake tin.
Beat the soft cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy then beat in the eggs and sugar. Next mix in the crème fraiche, flour, vanilla and salt.
Roughly chop half a packet of Oreos and mix the pieces into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin onto the Oreo crumb base.
Bake in the oven for about an hour until the cheesecake is set. Mine went quite brown on top and almost developed a skin, which wasn't what I wanted....
.... so I carefully sliced it off! You can see the Oreo chunks in the cheesecake in the picture below.
I used an aerosol can of cream to cover the top to give it that Cheesecake Factory appearance.
And finally I decorated the top with mini Oreos arranged in a heart shape.
The cheesecake looked really good when it was sliced, with a swirl of cream and mini Oreo on top and the pieces of the Oreos inside. It tasted really good but had more of a baked texture than the one I ate in the Cheesecake Factory, so I still need to figure out how to recreate that!
I do recommend this dessert though if you are a fan of Oreos!
I'm entering this in Alphabakes, the monthly challenge I co-host with Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker. The letter we have chosen this month is O.
I'm also sending this to We Should Cocoa. As well as the ingredient of chocolate, the theme this month is cookies. I imagine most people will bake cookies, but as I have used chocolate Oreo cookies in this recipe I hope they will accept it for the challenge! It's hosted this month by Rebecca at BakeNQuilt on behalf of Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog.