No oven, no mixer, no complicated instructions involved
Baking can be fun and therapeutic, but there’s no doubt the mess it entails can be off-putting. Think flour on the floor, chocolate on your cheek and, if you’re like me, piles of scrunched up paper towels everywhere.
If all you want is a cake that tastes good and looks legit, then ditch the oven and go for this no-bake Oreo cheesecake. Rich, crunchy and velvety smooth at the same time, this is a classic that’ll please the crowd.
This recipe comes with a thick cookie base that is sinfully dense and decadent, while providing a balance to the layer of soft cheese on top. With only 6 ingredients involved, it’s not just easy to prep for, but good for your wallet too. Large enough to serve a small crowd, this is one to bookmark for future potlucks.
Ingredients (makes 1 cake)
- 265g Oreo cookies
- 60g unsalted butter, melted
- 250g cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 300ml thickened cream
- 300ml thickened cream, whipped
- Mini Oreos of your desired quantity
- Rolling pin
- Large mixing bowl
- 1 large ziplock bag
- Whisk or electric beater
- 200 x 75mm springform pan
- Remove cream layer from Oreos.
- Pour Oreos without cream into ziplock bag, and crush with rolling pin.
- Set aside ¼ of Oreo crumbs and pour the rest into a large mixing bowl.
- Microwave butter for 20 seconds or until melted.
- Mix melted butter thoroughly into Oreo crumbs.
- Press mixture evenly into springform pan.
- Freeze for about 30 minutes or until set.
- Whisk thickened cream until soft peaks form.
- Mix cream cheese and vanilla extract in a large bowl, until smooth and well combined.
- Add cream cheese mix into whipped cream.
- Fold in reserved Oreo crumbs.
- Pour mixture on top of set Oreo base.
- Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
- When ready to serve, decorate with whipped cream and mini Oreos.
For a soft creamy texture, store in the fridge instead of freezer. For a texture like ice-cream, store in the freezer and let soften at room temperature when ready to serve.