Is there anything better than Oreo cheesecake? I didn't think so either until I made a no-bake version of my favorite Oreo cheesecake with fudge topping. It does not get any easier than this cake and I promise that it will become one of your "go-to" desserts for any occasion.
Honestly, since I have made this version I have made several others. In fact I now make a double batch of the cheesecake filling to keep in the refrigerator to come up will all sorts of creations, like s'more cheesecake, double fudge raspberry cheesecake with white chocolate drizzle and the list goes on, at a moments notice. Or whenever my sweet tooth kicks in.
Chocolate Fudge No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
21/2 cups of Oreo cookie crumbs
6 tablespoon melted butter
Combine butter and crumbs and press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Place pan in freezer until ready to add filling
21/2 cups of heavy whipping cream, whipped
2 packages cream cheese at room temperature (16 oz.)
2/3 cups sugar
pinch of salt
juice from one small lemon
2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
2 cups of crushed Oreo cookies
3/4 cup Fudge Topping
Crushed Oreo cookies for Garnish
Beat heavy whipping cream in a large bowl with electric mixer until just past soft peaks, set aside
In another bowl beat cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth and creamy. Do not over beat.
Fold the whipped heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture with a rubber spatula until just mixed. Then add the crushed Oreo cookies, gently fold into mixture.
Pour filling into Oreo cookie crust.
Then pour 1/2 cup fudge topping over the top and place into refrigerator overnight.
Remove from refrigerator, garnish with more crushed Oreo cookies and drizzle with fudge topping!
NOTE: Instead of fudge topping for the version pictured here I used leftover Hershey's chocolate frosting that I thinned down with a tablespoon of light Karo syrup which I then heated in the microwave. It was better than hot fudge sauce!
Also, I made mini-cheese cakes for these photos, the original recipe is for 9 in spring form pan.
Are you a cheesecake fan? Do you like the no-bake version better than the baked? Honestly, I love them both, this is just easier especially during the hectic holidays.
If you have a cheesecake recipe that you would like to share please do, I am always open to trying new things!
If you would like to try my Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake Bars, click HERE