Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cheesecake Factory's Oreo Cheesecake

This copycat cheesecake takes inspiration from the childhood favorite ice cream flavor. I love how it looks decorated with Oreos on top. It's fun, festive and delicious. My family loves cheesecake, so I'm always experimenting with different kinds. This one was not too sweet or rich, but delicious all the same. As with all cheesecake recipes, it is best to start with all ingredients at room temperature.

I have nothing but good memories at the Cheesecake Factory. One of my favorites is when my husband and I went there on one of our first few dates. The server was really friendly and chatty. He told my husband (then-boyfriend) what a great couple we were and how comfortable we seemed with each other. He thought we had been together much longer than just a few months. Well, not long after that, my husband proposed to me and we are now married! I guess the server had good intuition.

I hope you enjoy this cheesecake as much as we did!

Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake
Makes one 9" cake

1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 - 8oz blocks cream cheese (1 1/2 lbs)
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1 cup sour cream
5 Oreo cookies (coarsely chopped)

Oreo cookies
Chocolate shavings
Whipped cream

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Mix melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press in the bottom of a greased 9 inch springform pan. Cover bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides with crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.

3. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Keep mixer on a low setting during the mixing and beating process. Add sugar gradually and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until blended. Stir vanilla, salt and flour into cream cheese and egg mixture. Add the sour cream.

4. Fold in the 5 coarsely chopped Oreo cookies with a rubber spatula. Pour mixture into springform pan.

5. Bake for 1 hr 15 minutes. Turn off the oven, prop the door open several inches and let the cheese cake stay in the oven for one hour.

6. Decorate with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and Oreos.


crystaldragon said...

I was wondering about your Can i double the recipe or should i make 2 batches?

Tia the Baker said...

You should probably make 2 batches instead of doubling the recipe, especially for candy making. Good luck!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Wow Tia...this cake is amazing! I love the Cheesecake Factory but don't get there as often as I'd like. Your cheesecake seems like the perfect solution! : )

Charlie said...

That looks amazing!

Judy said...

Hi Tia, I love Cheesecake Factory too. This cheesecake looks so yummy. Must make it soon.

Helene Peloquin said...

I would love to taste your cake :)

Shristhi Ahuja said...

Yummy cheesecakes are looking very lovely. I will definitely try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe, as I also love to know about the latest recipes.

Ms. Macaroon said...

This looks so yummy but I never have sour cream in the fridge , do you think I could substitute it with something else?

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