This Easy Oreo Cheesecake is the perfect blend of chocolaty Oreos and rich, creamy cheesecake. You’ll fall in love with this simple and decadent dessert!
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The Best Oreo Cheesecake Recipe
This Easy Oreo Cheesecake recipe is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The Oreos add the perfect crunch and chocolate flavor to the already rich cheesecake. This easy cheesecake is sweet with a little tang that’s just delicious. And then it’s topped with a white chocolate ganache and more Oreos. You are going to love not only the taste of this cheesecake, but how gorgeous and easy it is to make. It’s a great choice for when you’re entertaining or just want something special for dessert.
Here’s what ingredients you’ll need
- For the crust- Oreo cookies and Unsalted butter
- For the cheesecake- Cream cheese, Granulated sugar, Vanilla extract, Sour cream, Eggs, and Oreos
- Ganache topping- White chocolate melting wafers and Heavy cream, PLUS more Oreos for decorating!
How to Make this Oreo Cheesecake
This Oreo Cheesecake has three easy parts: the crust, the cheesecake, and the ganache topping. But don’t worry! This is a really easy recipe that’s going to turn out amazing!
How to Make the Crust
1.Crumble the Oreos. Place 35 whole Oreos in a food processor and pulse on high speed until they are down to a fine crumble.
2. Add the butter. Pour the melted butter into the food processor as you continue to pulse the cookie crumbs, evenly mixing them together.
3. Form the crust. Dump the Oreo crumbs into a 9-inch springform pan and then firmly press the crust to the bottom and sides of the pan using a measuring cup.
4. Bake. Then, set the crust by baking it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
How to Make the Cheesecake
1. Mix the cream cheese and sugar. While the crust is setting, place the room temperature cream cheese and granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. With the paddle attachment, beat them together on high speed for about 5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl every other minute to avoid clumps.
2. Add the vanilla and sour cream. Now add in the sour cream and vanilla extract, and mix on high speed for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the eggs one at a time. Bring the mixer speed down to low and add the eggs and egg yolk one at a time, waiting until there are no more streaks of yellow before adding the next one. Then scrape the sides of the bowl again.
4. Chop and add the Oreos. Roughly chop 12 Oreos with a knife and add them to the cheesecake batter. Mix on low until they are just combined. Don’t overmix.
5. Bake the cheesecake. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour the cheesecake batter into the Oreo crust and place it on the center rack. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then, turn off the oven and let the cheesecake rest inside until completely cool. Do not open the oven door before then.
6. Let the cheesecake set. Once it has cooled to room temperature, refrigerate the Oreo cheesecake for 3-4 hours.
How to Make the White Chocolate Ganache
1. Mix heavy cream with white chocolate. Pour boiling heavy cream over white chocolate melting wafers and mix until it’s smooth. Then, let it cool and thicken before pouring over the top of the cheesecake.
2. Decorate. You can sprinkle Oreo crumbs on top of the ganache, then chill. With the chilled ganache, you can now add other decorations, like piped heavy whipping cream and Oreo halves. Then serve and enjoy!
How long does it take to set?
Once this easy Oreo cheesecake has cooled to room temperature, you place it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or overnight to set.
How to Avoid Cracks in Cheesecake
The best way to avoid getting cracks in your cheesecake is twofold. First, mix the batter for the cheesecake on a low speed to avoid overmixing. Second, when the cheesecake is done cooking, turn off the oven and leave it in there to rest until completely cooled. DO NOT open the oven door for a few hours because this will suddenly change the temperature. Doing these things will help you avoid cracks in the top of your Oreo cheesecake.
Can You Make It Gluten-free?
Yes, you can and it’s really easy! To make a gluten-free version of this easy cheesecake, replace the Oreos with gluten-free ones, usually found in health stores or the dietary section of most grocery stores. I recommend the KinniToos by Kinnikinnick Foods.
How to Store it
To store your cheesecake and keep it fresh, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator.
How long will it keep
Oreo Cheesecake can stay fresh for up to 5 days in the fridge. If you think you’ll need it beyond that length of time, then the best bet is to freeze it. The freezer will keep it fresh for 1-2 months.
How to Freeze and Defrost a Cheesecake
If you plan to freeze your cheesecake, you can tightly wrap it in plastic wrap and then foil before placing it in the freezer. But if you want to eat it slice by slice, then you can also individually wrap the slices, so you can eat them without having to defrost the whole cheesecake. To defrost, just leave the Oreo cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight.
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Full Recipe Instructions
Easy Oreo Cheesecake VIDEO
For the crust
- 35 Oreo cookies
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 4 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 large eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 12 Oreos roughly chopped
White chocolate ganache
- 8 oz white chocolate melting wafers
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 20 Oreos for decorating
Make the crust
- Make the crust by placing 35 whole Oreos into your food processor and pulsing the cookies on high speed until they crumble down to a fine crumb.
- Then pour in 5 tablespoons of unsalted melted butter into the food processor as you continue to pulse the cookies. This will ensure evening mixing.
- Now dump the Oreos crumbs into a 9-inch springform pan. Then evenly press the crust on the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
- To set the crust, place the pan on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
Beat the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, and vanilla
- In the meantime, add 4 (8 ounces) packages of room temperature cream cheese and 1 cup of granulated sugar to a stand mixer.
- Using the paddle attachment, turn the mixer onto high speed. Beat the cream cheese for about 5 minutes scraping down the sides of the beater bowl every other minute. This will ensure a clump-free cheesecake!
- Now add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 cup of sour cream. Turn the mixer on high speed and beat again for 3-4 minutes.
Add eggs 1 at a time
- Bring the speed down to low and add 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk (one at a time). A good way to know when to add each egg is when you longer see yellow streaks from the yolk. Then scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Now roughly chop 12 Oreos with a knife and add it to the cheesecake batter. Mix on low-speed until combined. You want to avoid over mixing the batter or your cheesecake might crack on top.
Pour into the crust and bake
- Now preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and pour the cheesecake batter into your Oreo crust. Bake on the center rack for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once it’s done, turn the oven off and let the cheesecake rest until it completely cools down. Do not open the oven for a few hours. This can cause your cheesecake to crack as well.
- Once the cake has cooled to room temperature, refrigerate it for 3-4 hours.
Make the ganache and decorate
- Then you can decorate it however you want. I made a white chocolate ganache. To make this, just pour 1/2 cup of boiling heavy cream over 8 ounces of white melting chocolate wafers and mix it until smooth. Then let it cool and thicken before pouring over the top of the cheesecake. Top with finely crumbled oreo crumbs. Then chill the ganache before adding any more decorations on top.
- At this point I just went ahead and completed the decoration with a piped border of heavy whipping cream and halved Oreos.
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All I have is white chocolate baking bars .. will that work in place of the wafers?
Hi Sarah, that should work. You just have to be very careful not to scorch the chocolate. The reason I used chocolate wafers is that they are tempered which makes them a lot more forgiving and easier to work with when melting.
At what point do I remove the cheesecake from the pan?
Hi Marie 🙂 You want the cheesecake to be cold. So refrigerate it overnight prior to removing it from the pan. I hope that helps. 🙂
How many eggs should you use if you want to half the recipe?
Hi Karli, the best way to split the eggs in half is by weighing all 3 using a food scale and taking away half of that amount. I hope that helps!
Hi there!! My friends and I love love love this recipe!!! Thank you for sharing and for the thorough instructions. I do have one question though- 1 hour and 30 mins was not enough for my cheesecake to bake; it actually needed 2 1/2 hours. I just wanted to see if others have also made similar comments and/or if you could give me some tips related to this matter. Thank you so much!
Yay! I am thrilled to hear you loved this Oreo cheesecake so much! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your kind feedback! 2 1/2 hour bake time seems a bit long. Not sure why your cheesecake would need that much time. It may be that your oven is off a bit or that your cheesecake is much taller. I hope that helps. You are very welcome! 🙂
Hi, I already tried making this recipe twice and my family loved it!! I’m just wondering, why does my crust leak butter when it’s being baked? Hope you can help me!
Hi Erica 🙂 So happy that you and your family loved this Oreo cheesecake recipe! Thank you for your feedback! Having a little butter leaking is ok. You can just line a baking sheet with foil to catch the runoff. However, if it is a lot of butter then you can decrease the amount of butter a little.
Did you use melted butter or butter chunks for the crust?
I used melted butter, same as the recipe. 🙂
When I baked the crust, it leaked a little and it was kinda deformed so I had to press and form it again. Once I finished baking the whole thing, I noticed that it leaked a lot of butter, around 1/4 cup.
Hi Erica, mine leaked a little as well. The butter helps hold the shape of the crust so it’s necessary, unfortunately.
Stephanie Bear says
For this Oreo cheesecake so I need to bake this in a water bath ?
Hi Stephanie, there is actually no water math needed for this recipe. You can use that method if you want to 🙂
A very thick cake. Crust needs to go almost to the top edge of the ring. Was well received by everyone (even those who can tolerate gluten). Will be making this again.
Hi 🙂 Glad to hear everyone enjoyed this Oreo cheesecake and that it will be a repeat recipe in your home! Yes, this cheesecake is a little taller than the typical store-bought cheesecake.
Huge hit in my family. It’s been requested again for Christmas Day.
Yay! So happy that you and your family loved this Oreo cheesecake so much! It makes me really happy when my recipes are repeated in homes! Thank you for your awesome feedback and I hope you find many more recipes to enjoy from my food blog! 🙂
Hello! Could I make this with an Oreo store-bought 9 inch crust?
Hi Rachael, I don’t think a storebought crust will work since those kinds of crusts are usually on the smaller side. The dish is very shallow so the cheesecake will overflow. I recommend using a springform pan.
Marie Rodriguez says
I made it for my mom and she found it to be delicious however my crust stuck to the pan. When do I remove it from the pan? I took it out after placing it in the fridge overnight? Also my pan is a cheap Walmart springform should I buy something more expensive or use a liner? Also my crust didn’t go over to the top should I increase my oreos and butter?
Hi Marie, it sounds like the pan might be the culprit here. Instead of buying a new one, you can line the bottom of the springform with non-stick foil (not the regular one). I found this to be a very efficient way to keep the crust from sticking. I hope this helps 🙂
This is the best Oreo cheesecake I have ever made. And the presentation is awesome! Others were shocked when I said it was homemade.
So happy to hear that Debbie! Makes me so happy when people love my recipes 🙂 Glad that you and your friends/family were able to enjoy this Oreo cheesecake! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your kind feedback and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
Hi there, what would be the added ingredient if I wanted to make this with 10 inch
Hi 🙂 I have never tried adding more ingredients to make it for a 10-inch springform pan. So I can’t really say how to adjust the ingredients. However, this Oreo cheesecake does fill the 9-inch pretty full so you may be able to use a 10-inch. It won’t be as tall and the bake time will be less but I don’t know how much less. I hope that helps clarify. If you give it a try please let me know so I can pass that information on to others 🙂
Did this turn out in your 10 inch springform pan? Making it tomorrow? 10 inch is the size I have. Thank you!
Intend to make this on my next day off. Think I could make in a deep pie dish rather than having to purchase a springform pan?
Hi Leslie 🙂 This oreo cheesecake recipe fills up the springform pan almost to the top once it gets baked. A pie dish definitely won’t be able to hold the cheesecake. Even a deep pie dish looks like it won’t be enough. If you cut the recipe down it may fit however I have never tried doing that for this recipe so I am not sure how it will turn out. I hope that helps! Let me know how it goes 🙂
Didn’t mess with success and went with the springform. It turned out DELICIOUS!!!! Will be making again and again.
Yay! That is so awesome to hear Leslie! Glad that you were able to use the springform pan and that you loved this Oreo cheesecake 🙂 Thank you for following up and letting me know how it went 🙂 Always happy when people use my recipes again and again!
Jan McMichael says
Ok, this cheesecake is amazing! My husband and 16 year old son have really enjoyed it. It was so easy to bake and baked beautifully with (and heat me) NO CRACKS!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe without the Oreos and maybe just put some fresh fruit on the side (I’m a plain cheese cake girl🤗).
Thank you so much, Jan for your awesome feedback! It is always a win when the family loves the recipe as well 🙂 Very happy that this Oreo cheesecake came out so perfectly and delicious! Thank you for your support and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my food blog!
P.S. Here is a link to a classic New York style cheesecake 🙂 https://simplyhomecooked.com/new-york-style-cheesecake/
I loved this cheesecake so much. I made this cheesecake a couple of months ago and I am going to make it a second time this Friday! My family loved it as well. This is my favorite cheesecake!!
That’s so awesome Jennifer! So happy to hear you and your family loved this Oreo cheesecake so much! 🙂 Glad this is now a repeat recipe in your home! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an awesome review and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
Will you confirm the oven is set at only 250 degrees, or is this a typo?
Hi Tammy 🙂 Yes, it is set to 250 F. Glad you asked to clarify. This lower heat and slower process prevents the cheesecake from rising too fast and helps reduce the chance of cracks. I hope that helps and I hope your Oreo cheesecake comes out perfect 🙂
Paola R says
This recipe is great for all levels of bakers. It was extremely easy to follow and not complicated at all. I made this for my boyfriend’s birthday and everyone loved it. It was creamy and had the perfect sweet balance. This was my first cheesecake and it was a total hit ❤️ Will follow you for more recipes!!
Hi Paola! I am so happy that your first cheesecake turned out so well. Your lovely comment totally made my day 🙂 I am so excited for you to try many more of my recipes!
Can I just say how much I love your detailed instructions? It was my first time making this cheesecake and it turned out PERFECT! I was so impressed with the creamy texture, flavors, and overall presentation. This is my new favorite cheesecake recipe. Thank you so much!
Wow Lauren, that is so awesome to hear! I love seeing feedback like this. It totally made my day 🙂 This cheesecake recipe is definitely a keeper!