Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

Oreo Cheesecake
Nom nom nom.

Oh these cheesecakes!! I simply don't know what to say about them. These were amongst the top 10 desserts I've ever eaten, that's all.

On Saturday, 2nd of April, India won the cricket world cup, to become world champions! The entire nation erupted, cricket is more of a religion here. I've never been much of a sports person, but the atmosphere here during the final few matches couldn't be missed, and I actually watched about 9 hours of cricket for each match!! And when we won! It was insane, there are tons and tons of news articles about it, so I won't go into it too much. The sense of joy and celebration on the roads was just unbeatable, no other day could you dance on the roads at 2 am with a hundred strangers and not be worried about your safety.

The adrenaline hangover went way into Sunday, with everyone being at their laziest best. That's when I made these.. no experimentation, nothing complicated, just pure comfort food. I've made these cheesecakes quite a few times, the tangy, slightly sour taste combined with the crunch of the oreos is just heaven.

Oreos for the Cheesecakes

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes
Recipe from one of my favorites - Martha Stewart's Cupcakes [India]
Yield - 30

42 cream-filled sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, 30 left whole, and 12 coarsely chopped
2 pounds [4 8oz blocks] cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup [240 g] sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
Pinch of salt

Instructions -

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line muffin pam with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Mix in vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition. Beat in sour cream and salt
  3. Stir in chopped cookies by hand, or they might break up too much.
  4. Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes.
  5. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.


  1. Oreo Cheesecake cupcakes..yum,sounds great.Love the cool new look of your blog too!

  2. Sinful bites...and a great way to celebrate the win...YUM! What cream cheese do you use Av?
    {BTW Meeta got me the matcha when we met in London}

  3. Congratulations on the win!
    It's amazing how creative recipes are in their use of Oreo cookies, these look delicious!!

  4. Those look amazing...what a way to celebrate!

  5. oh goodness gracious, I MUST make these...ASAP!

  6. Mmm I saw those in my MS cupcake book and was very very tempted. Yours turned out beautiful!

  7. Your new design is amazing, I love it! And this recipe is pretty terrific, too. :)

  8. This is amazing! :) Love the idea of putting oreos at the bottom of the mix, such a quick but so good cheesecake recipe! Thanks for sharing the photos :)

  9. These sound so delicious and I love the snack sized servings too! :D

  10. Look so delicious and yummy my mom also a very good cook I give her this recipe..:)

  11. Love oreo! Must make this someday soon.

  12. Your site looks amazing and you did it yourself! WOW!! I love pink it's my favorite color. These little cheesecakes look like heaven to me and I could easily eat all 42!

  13. I've always wanted to make these but never have. I wish I had a dozen of these!

  14. I have been dying to make these - yours look fantastic!

  15. Divya Kudua - Thank you :D

    Katrina - You'd love them!

    Deeba - I use Philadelphia exclusively, though a taste test with all the different options is in the works!

    Valerie - I know, right. It's like you just can't stay away from them.

    Kristen - Hahha it really was awesome.

    Noshings - :D :D Stop back when you do.

    Xiaolu - Thanks. I marked these on day 1 itself.

    Shauna - Thank you so much <3

    Xinmei - Oh yes, it was super quick + easy.

    Lorraine - Anything mini is always good by me.

    Shobi - Hahha that's awesome.

    Ellie - Please do!

    Robin Sue - It's my favorite too. Hahha I usually make only half the recipe otherwise I'd be a huge walking blob of fat!

    Megan - Why don't you?

    Erin - They taste awesome too!

    Deborah - Make them. NOW!!

  16. Hi Avanika,

    This is rajasree again. Long time ago i mailed u regarding KitchenAid stand mixer, now planning to go with Kenwood as it is available in India. Thanks for ur information u provided that time.

    I need another help 4rm ur end.Besically i was using LG microwave oven, now facing some roblem & wanna buy another one.Can u suggest me some good brand & which comp's microwave oven do u use?

    Pls let me knw.

  17. I have a recipe for oreo cheesecake that I love, but it's so difficult cutting them into pretty looking pieces. Don't know why I never thought to put them in a cupcake liner!

    I love that the crust is a whole oreo. I really hate crushing them up to make a typical crust.

    Great recipe!

  18. These cheesecakes look lovely. My daughter would come close to killing for them. :)
    And great new look here too.

  19. Isn't it just a fabulous idea? I love that MS cookbook! Your cheesecakes look fantastic!

  20. Those cakes look fantastic! What a great idea - using the solid cookie as the base.


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