I don’t know about you, but I LOVED Oreos as a child. Last year, I came across an Oreo cheesecake recipe from Handle The Heat that elevated this childhood favorite of mine into a DECADENT adult treat. The combination of Oreo and cream cheese is PERFECT. I love the texture of the crushed Oreo bits with the creamy, sweet cream cheese. The surprise Oreo cookie on the bottom adds the perfect crunch too. Trust me, even you don’t like Oreos or cheesecake, you will LOVE this recipe.
Some Baked by Archana Tips:
- 275°F is the correct temperature. You want to bake these in a cooler oven to avoid having overbaked or cracked cupcakes.
- Allow eggs, cream cheese and sour cream to come to room temperature before baking.
- Use paper liners. They make baking and cleanup much easier.
- It’s best to chill the cupcakes overnight.
- Since these cupcakes are made with cream cheese, they need to be stored in the refrigerator (and not just an airtight container).
- These cupcakes tend to sink in the middle so I added a mini Oreo as decor, which made them look prettier.
“People are like oreos…The good stuff is on the inside.”––Anonymous
Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes
Adapted from Handle the Heat
Yield: 30 regular cupcakes
- 42 Oreo Cookies, 30 Whole, 12 Coarsely Chopped
- 2 Pounds (4 8-ounce packages) Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/4 TSP Sea Salt
- 30 Mini Oreo Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 275°F
- Line 2 standard muffin tins with paper liners
- Place 1 whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each lined cup
- Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth
- Add the sugar and beat until combined
- Beat in the vanilla then add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined
- Beat in the sour cream and salt
- Stir in the chopped Oreo cookies
- Divide the batter among the cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top with an ice cream scoop
- Bake until the filling is set, about 22 minutes
- Transfer to wire racks to cool completely inside the muffin tins
- Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving Check out Oreo’s Play With Oreo campaign. Kanchana had lots of fun creating her Oreo character. You can create yours here.
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