Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake : Silky smooth red velvet cheesecake topped with a tangy cream cheese topping. Your favorite cake tastes even better in cheesecake form!

 

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake

There is always room for improvement. For example:

 

  1. Sleeping in on a weekend morning. YAWN SNOOZE so cozy right?!. Improvement: A handsome man to take the dogs out so they don’t disturb my beauty rest at 7 A.M.
  2. Relaxing at the beach with a good book. Ahhh. Improvement: Quiet kid free beach, #sorrynotsorry.
  3. Sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night. Improvement: Cookies the answer is always cookies.

 

Think there’s no way to improve upon red velvet cake? Think again!! Try my red velvet oreo cheesecake. It starts with a basic oreo cookie crust. The oreo crust is then topped with a decadent layer of smooth, rich red velvet cheesecake. Ahh, you thought I was going to forget the cream cheese frosting there didn’t you? Tsk tsk! Think again! It is then  topped with a cream cheese whipped cream!

 

 

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 9 Servings
 
Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake: Silky smooth red velvet cheesecake topped with a tangy cream cheese topping. Your favorite cake tastes even better in cheesecake form!
Ingredients
  • For the Oreo Cookie Crust
  • 2 Cups Oreo Crumbs (About 20 Oreos)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • For the Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake filling
  • (3) 8 Ounce Bricks Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Teaspoons White Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Red Food Coloring
  • For the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Cup Canned Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Instructions
  1. For the Oreo Cookie Crust
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oreos and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch greased springform pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Cover outside of pan with 2 layers of aluminum foil.
  6. For the Red Velvet Cheesecake
  7. Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees F.
  8. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa powder.
  9. Add eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and red food coloring.
  10. Pour into pan. Pound on counter a few times.
  11. Place springform pan inside another pan filled halfway with lukewarm water. (I used a roasting pan.)
  12. Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes.
  13. Turn heat off and leave cheesecake in the oven for around 30 minutes.
  14. Crack open the oven door, and leave cheesecake in the oven for another 30 minutes.
  15. For the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
  16. Whip cream in a chilled bowl until it starts to show soft peaks. Stir in powdered sugar.
  17. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Fold in cream cheese icing.
  18. Spread or pipe onto cheesecake.

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake adapted via Life Love Sugar

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Shopping Tips:

  1. Use a premade oreo crust to speedy up the recipe.
  2. I used Duncan Hines Whipped Cream Cheese frosting (the kind in the can). I usually hate store bought frosting, but it lends the perfect flavor/texture here!

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Tips For Success:

  1. Don’t skip the water bath. I know its annoying especially if you’re a uncoordinated klutz like me. But, it really helps the cheesecake cook slowly.
  2. Don’t over bake your cheesecake! It is okay if there is a small spot in the center that is not set. It will firm up as the cheesecake cools.

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Red Velvet Recipes From Blogs I Heart:
1. Red Velvet 7 Layer Bars via The Domestic Rebel
2. Red Velvet Pretzels via Crazy For Crust
3. Red Velvet Funnel Cake via Grandbaby Cakes

What do you think of this red velvet oreo cheesecake?