Chocolate + cheesecake + Oreos = ❤️❤️
This cake not only looks beautiful but it tastes amazing. Be warned !!! You will want to reach for a second helping ! 😱
What I love about thus icebox cakes is that creamy chocolate cheesecake filling. It tastes just like a non-bake chocolate cheesecake. It's thick and creamy with a little tang from the cream cheese but plenty of sweetness from the dark chocolate.
The filling is easy to make too. Only 5 ingredients needed.
- 250g cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp castor sugar
- 150g good quality dark chocolate
- 500ml double cream ,whip to soft peak
- 280g Oreos biscuits
- 1 cup milk
- 360 ml double cream, whip to soft peak
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
- 10 Oreos biscuits
Prepare a 9 inch round spring form baking tin by greasing the bottom with a small bit of butter.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add your vanilla and sugar and beat to combine.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave and stir until smooth and leave it aside to cool slightly. Then add the chocolate to the cream cheese and mix together. Finally fold through the whipped cream.
To assemble, dunk each Oreo in the milk for around 2-3 seconds and arrange in a single layer across the bottom of the cake tin. Don't worry about any gaps. Then pile on half of the chocolate cheesecake mixture and spread it across the cookies in one even layer.
Repeat with another layer of Oreos, dunking and then layering them on top of the chocolate cheesecake. Then add the remaining chocolate cheesecake and smooth it out to form an even layer. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight.
To decorate, place your extra double cream in a large mixing bowl. Then sift in the icing sugar and the cocoa powder and gently fold through. Spoon the chocolate cream in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe swirls along the edges. Half 6 of the Oreos and place in between the chocolate swirls.
Before serving remove the cream filling from the extra 4 Oreos cookies and crush the cookies into fine crumbs. Gently run a knife around the edge of the cake tin and remove the side of the tin. Sprinkle over the Oreo crumbs. Cut and serve.