Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes


Oreo cheesecake holds a very special place in my heart.  Our groom's cake at our wedding was not just cheesecake, but oreo cheesecake.


And since I love reliving our wedding day, I'll share a picture.  This is the Ramblin' Wreck, which is sort of a second mascot for Georgia Tech, behind Buzz.  It is driven onto the field at the start of every home game.  Not only did we have a replica of the Wreck for the groom's cake, but we also used the real thing as our getaway car from the reception.  Driving through the streets of downtown Atlanta in the Wreck was one of the most fun experiences ever.

Anyway, many of our guests still comment on the cake.  I have to admit that even though our wedding cake was drop-dead gorgeous, this cake definitely upstaged it.  It was not only incredibly detailed and ornate, but come on - it was oreo cheesecake!  And the entire cake was demolished within 10 minutes.  I'm glad I got a bite of it when we cut into it, otherwise I would have been out of luck!

So when I came across these cute little mini cheesecakes in Martha Stewart's Cupcakes, I knew that Joey would love them.  And of course he did - and so has everyone else who tried them!  I've actually made these cupcakes several times, though I'm just now getting around to sharing them on the blog.  They are so so simple.  A whole oreo is used for the crust, so no crushing cookies, pressing crusts, prebaking, etc.  And the filling comes together in less than 5 minutes.  It is super simple, and only a few ingredients - cream cheese, cookies, sour cream (though I used Greek yogurt last time I made these with no problem), eggs, and vanilla.  They do require a bit of preplanning, since they need to chill for a few hours before serving, but I'd say the hard part is actually waiting for them to chill before digging in!

Since (obviously) I look back on our wedding day with fond memories, every time I make these cupcakes I'm reminded of not only of such a wonderful day, but also of our incredibly awesome cake!


Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes
Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
makes 30 cupcakes
  • 42 Oreos - 30 left whole, and 12 coarsely chopped
  • 2 lbs cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.  Line muffin tins with paper liners, and place 1 Oreo in the bottom of each cup.

With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.  Gradually add the sugar, and beat until smooth.  Beat in the vanilla, then drizzle in the eggs.  When well combined, mix in the sour cream and salt.  Stir in the chopped cookies by hand.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins, filling each one almost to the top.  Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until the filling is just set, about 22 minutes.

Transfer the tins to wire racks to cool completely, then refrigerate (in tins) at least 4 hours.  Remove from tins just before serving.


22 comments:

Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish said...

What a great idea, I love these cupcakes. Oreo cheesecake is the only cheesecake I love, so I can't wait to make these.

Made in Sonoma said...

Another one to bookmark!

Annie said...

I've been wanting to make these for a year. I keep waiting for a coworker to pick them but I may just have to go ahead and make them now!

Asiya said...

These look great and so easy! Can't wait to try them!

Erin said...

I love Oreo cheesecake! David and I have a good friend who is a lifetime die hard fan of GA Tech and he used to drive the Ramblin' Wreck at weddings when he was in college. I'll have to show him a picture of this cake when he gets married!

Jacqueline said...

This makes me want to see Pictures from your wedding! And it also makes me want to make these cupcakes ASAP.

warmvanillasugar said...

I love this idea! Cookies and cream is my favorite combo. Love it!

Krissy said...

I have had my eye on these as well! Glad to know they are simple and delicious!

Melissa @ Melissa Bakes said...

Thanks for sharing! I plan on making these this afternoon! Yum!

Jennifer said...

My husband would freak out over this cake. He did both his undergrad and masters at Tech and is probably the biggest football fan they have. His groom's cake was also Tech, but not near this amazing! Where did you get it made?

Maggie @MaggieCooks said...

Yummy! They look so cute and im sure they are delicious! :D

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across your blog yesterday and I am so glad I did. I thought these looked really yummy and easy. I made them this afternoon to take to a family get together tonight. I tasted them and they are truly heavenly! I know everyone will love them! Thank you for sharing this recipe and thank you for making me excited about cooking again. :)

Josie said...

Jennifer, We used Mark Lotti of Classic Cheesecakes and Cake. He was so wonderful to work with, and his cakes are the best I tasted in Atlanta!

Josie said...

Jaqueline, you are so sweet! I do love our wedding pictures - definitely something worth splurging on for the big day!!

Pam said...

These look absolutely unbeatably delicious. Wow...

Justin said...

Just came out of the oven. Used greek yogurt instead of sour cream, this will be a long 4 hours!

camilla said...

These turned out perfect -- just an FYI for anyone trying the recipe. The timing is absolutely correct -- they had set exactly at 22-23 minutes in the oven on 275. Also, they are extremely delicious.

Kennedy said...

bookmarking... look and sound great! love your pictures.

Lauren said...

Oh my... my mother in law would love this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

GUMMY POPCORN said...

Hi I made these last night in paper liners, and when I tried to remove the cheesecakes from the pan this morning, they stuck to the bottom of the pan!:( I only got 4 nice cheesecake-cupcakes out, the rest I squished into a cheesecake 'loaf'. Taste was superb though! I was wondering if you know the answer to my problem! Thanks!:)

Josie said...

Gummy Popcorn,
I'm not sure, but it sounds like maybe you had something sticky in your pans?

Mia said...

My friend makes really yummy oreo cheesecake but won't share the recipe :( So I went on a hunt, found these, made a batch this afternoon - they are absolute perfection!!! I am so taking some over to her place - she'll be shocked, LOL! Thank you so much for sharing this! Now, I'm off to scour your recipe archive for more yummy desserts! xx

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