Baking deserts such as cheesecakes are great foods to have at parties and don't have to be challenging. These instructions will teach you how to bake an Oreo cheesecake in just 5 easy steps that any experience level baker can make. Now lets go bake us a cheesecake!
Step 1: Collect all Ingredients
1 Package of Oreos
1/3 Cup of Butter or Margarine
3 Packages of Cream Cheese (8 oz. each)
3/4 Cup of Sugar
1 Tsp of Vanilla
1 Cup of Sour Cream
Tools and Equipment needed:
9 in spring form pan
Electric Mixer (Optional)
Dry measuring cups
Step 2: Prepare the Crust
If your pan is a dark color preheat oven to 325 degrees instead
2. Finely crush 28 cookies in a Food Processor
Tip:Add only a few cookies in at a time. I find this the fastest and easiest way to crush the cookies. Also if you dont own a food
processor you can crush the cookies up in a large Ziploc bag with a mallet or any tool you can find. Just make sure it is a
fine powder before you mix it with the melted butter
3. Melt the butter or margarine
4. Mix the crushed cookies and the melted butter
Tip: Make sure all of the mixture is moist and that it is mixed well with no dry cookie powder
5. Press the mixture onto the bottom of your spring form pan and 2 inches up the side of the pan
Tip: I find it the easiest to press the mixture down with a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Also adding the mixture slowly at a scoop at a
time, making sure you are pressing the mixture down firmly before adding more of the mixture.
Step 3: Make the Batter
Tip: Do not add all of the batter ingredients at once. You want to add the wet ingredients slowly so the risk of cracking your desert is as minimal as possible.
Tip: Mixing the batter by hand with a wooden spoon instead of using an electric mixer your cheesecake is less likely to crack when it is baked. If you choose to mix the batter with an electric mixer, mix on the lowest speed possible.
1. Warm the cream cheese to room temperature
Warming the cream cheese should only take about 30 minutes.
2. Chop the rest of the Oreo cookies into small pieces
WARNING: Using a sharp knife can lead to physical injury always be careful when handling sharp tools.
Tip: I find it easiest to break the cookies up with my hands.
3. Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl
Make sure you are not mixing it to much. Your mixture does not have to be completely mixed before going on to the next step.
You will have time to make sure your mixture is smooth after all the ingredients are together.
4. Add sour cream and vanilla to the mixture
5. Add eggs
Only add one egg at a time. Make sure that each egg is blended in thoroughly before adding the next egg.
6. Mix in the chopped cookies
Try as hard as you can to make sure that there as little chunks in your batter before you pour your batter into the crust.
7. Pour the batter into the crust
Step 4: Bake the Cheese Cake
Set the cheesecake in the center of the oven. If your cheesecake is not in the center of the oven you may burn the top of your
2. Bake for 55 min to 1 hour
Remove the cheesecake from the oven when you see that the center of the cheesecake is just about set.
3. Run a knife lightly around the rim of the cheesecake
You want to make sure that the crust is not attached to the side of the pan while cooling. You only need to run the knife down
a few centimeters of the crust. There is no need to run the knife all the way down the crust. If you do this you may run into the
possibility of breaking your crust.
4. Let cool at room temperature for 1 hour
5. Remove Spring Form Pan's rim
6. Refrigerate for 4 hours
Your desert is not ready to eat until the cake has completely set. You can test this by slicing through the cake and if it pass
through with very little resistance like it is still has moisture in it refrigerate until it is firm.
Step 5: Serve
1) Wet a rubber spatula
2) Run the spatula over the cracks to smooth out the cracks
3) Let dry in refrigerator
Now your delicious desert is complete and you can enjoy your wonderful creation. You can add your own decorations to your cheesecake that you would like. I find drizzling chocolate syrup over the cake adds style and a great chocolate accent to your desert. Now show all your friends at your next party how great of a cheesecake you can bake!