Oreo Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake

by Suzanne on November 5, 2012

in Sweet Things

Birthdays are a perfect excuse to eat indulgently like this rich chocolaty cheesecake. If you have a chocolate craving then this is the cheesecake for you! My husband celebrated his birthday recently, I typically make a special cake or dessert for everyone’s birthday, he wanted something with chocolate so this is the dessert I made for him. He loved it, and so did the rest of us except my Mother-in-Law who doesn’t like chocolate, I gave her a bowl of strawberry ice-cream :). I ate my piece nice and slow because it was so rich and I totally enjoyed each and every bite, it curbed my chocolate craving for a while.

I made this recipe from a cookbook called Baker’s Chocolate Cookbook that my mom gave me this past Summer. The one thing I changed from the original recipe was to use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate. I figured since the Oreo’s have plenty of sweetness, any sweetness that would be missing by using semi-sweet chocolate would be replaced by the Oreo’s and I was right. It was perfect. Give this cheesecake a try, I know if your a chocolate lover you’ll swoon over it.

Oreo Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake

32 Oreo cookies or chocolate sandwich cookies divided
8 oz. of good quality dark chocolate such as Ghiradelli chopped
4- 8 oz. pkgs. of cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs

Step 1:  Take 20 of the Oreo cookies and cut into quarters, then set aside. Take the remaining cookies and crush finely using a food processor or by hand in a plastic zip close bag for the crust.
Step 2:  Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray both sides and bottom. Put the cookies that your crushed finely into the bottom of the pan and spread evenly over the bottom. Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Step 3:  In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate by heating on high or medium power for 30 second intervals stirring in between until smooth.
Step 4:  In a large mixing bowl mix with electric beater, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Beat in vanilla, then beat  in the chocolate gradually until all incorporated.
Step 5:  Beat in eggs one at a time into the cream cheese chocolate mixture until all are incorporated. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of the quartered Oreo cookies and stir into the chocolate cheesecake mixture.
Step 6: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and then put the remainder of the Oreo cookies onto the top of the cheesecake evenly. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until the middle is set. Take out of the oven and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
Serves: 12

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1 Sophie November 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Waw, my friend! What a superb, wonderful & a stunner of a tasty & fabulicious oreo chocolate cheesecake!

MMMMMMMMMMMM! So easy to make too with so few ingredients! Waw!!!!!! xxx
Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us! You were right using dark chocolate here, I agree!

2 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Now that is a cheesecake! This looks divine!

3 Valerie November 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

So sinful, but so worth it, I’m sure. 😀 Happy belated Birthday to your husband!!

4 Suzanne November 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Thanks Valerie, he did have a good day. And the cheesecake was sinful!

5 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking November 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

this looks AMAZING Suzanne!
Oh my goodness, my favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake and oh, boy, yours makes my belly growling.
Happy birthday to your husband !

6 Suzanne November 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Thank you Roxana, it was really delish!

7 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} November 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

DELISH! This is my kind of cheesecake. Love, love, love this! What a great bday your hubby had!!!!

8 Suzanne November 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thank you Lisa!

9 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings November 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Once in a while, it’s satisfying to make something so richly decadent like this!

What?!? Someone in this world doesn’t like chocolate??? That’s fine; it just means more for me to eat! Now, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing since I need to lose weight – NEED!

10 Carol | a cup of mascarpone November 6, 2012 at 5:39 am

I’ve got to hurry up and write my comment, because I’m afraid I’m gaining weight just having your blog up on my computer screen! 🙂 This is fabulous, Suzanne! Happy Birthday to your husband!

11 Tessa November 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

One word… Gorgeous!

12 Nami | Just One Cookbook November 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

Oh I wish to be part of your family so I get to eat your special cake on my b-day!! 😀 Happy Birthday to your husband! I’m sure he enjoyed every bite of this special cake, and I liked that you used dark chocolate. It looks beautiful and decadent!

13 Patty November 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Oh WOW! I would savor every bite of this beauty!!! Gorgeous photos Suzanne 😉

14 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef November 7, 2012 at 1:11 am

I made one similar to this and iced it with whipped cream and then added the cookies to cut down on the sweetness. Dark chocolate makes it grown up in spite of the cookies. 🙂

15 Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks November 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

Wow! This cheesecake looks sinfully delicious! Happy birthday to your husband!

16 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts November 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm

This is like chocolate heaven! Looks rich, and insanely good!

17 Amy Tong November 8, 2012 at 2:45 am

This looks divine! Good call to use dark chocolate. As much as I love desserrts, I don’t like cakes that are overly sweet. Can’t wait to make this cake.

18 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Oh my lordy — that looks sinfully, delicious!

19 Suzanne November 9, 2012 at 11:29 am

Lol it really was 🙂

20 Terra November 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Cheesecake for a birthday cake sounds pretty fantastic to me! Adding oreos just makes that cake soooooo much better! Gorgeous, Hugs, TerraTerra

21 Suzanne November 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

Thanks Terra, it was pretty darn indulgent to say the least.

22 Magic of Spice November 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

That looks heavenly! Love the switch to dark chocolate…so much better 🙂
And a very Happy Birthday to your hubby!

23 CCU November 13, 2012 at 1:43 am

How did I miss this piece of ultimate deliciousness my friend 😀

Choc Chip Uru

24 ashley@bakerbynature November 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Wow – this cake looks heavenly!!! It’s been so much fun exploring your lovely blog 😉

25 Suzanne November 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

thank you Ashley!

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