One of my daughter’s always asks for Strawberry Cheesecake every year for her birthday. My favorite dessert is cheesecake so I definitely don’t mind making it for her, or most of the time buying it from Costco – they have really good Strawberry Cheesecake. This year however with all my time spent on Pinterest one day she over heard me oohing and ahhing over this Oreo Cheesecake I found. I’m pretty sure she takes after her mother’s taste buds because cheesecake + chocolate, well you just can’t get any better.
So for her 8th birthday today I made Oreo Hot Fudge Cheesecake. I changed the original recipe up a little bit and added the massive layer – an entire jar + a little bit more of another one of hot fudge sauce on top. I LOVE hot fudge sauce, which is why I went that direction rather than a chocolate glaze or chocolate syrup on top. It was super rich and so yummy!!
Oreo Hot Fudge Cheesecake
1 pkg. (350 g or 550 g if you want more) Oreo cookies, divided
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 pkgs. (8-oz. - 250 g) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Extra Oreo cookies, for garnish
Preheat oven to 325 F. Finely crush about 15-20 cookies and coarsely chop about 10 cookies; set aside. Mix finely crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press on bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan; set aside.
In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat only until just incorporated. Add sour cream and vanilla and fold in chopped cookies. Spread mixture onto prepared crust. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until set. If it's really wiggly, it's not ready; if it's only slightly wiggly, it's ready - it will set as it cools. Turn off heat and leave to cool completely in oven. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or preferably overnight before serving.
Run a hot knife around the side to remove from pan. Pour an entire jar or more of hot fudge sauce (heated up) on top to cover completely.