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Oreo Cheesecake with chocolate glaze

Oreo Cheesecake with chocolate glaze
Los Angeles Times

Over the years I have come to host a brunch for a group of my friends and their mothers for Mother's Day. It started with my mother and my mother-in-law (back when I had one). Then I invited a couple ... Read more

Total time: 2 1/2 hours plus 8 hours chilling | Serves 12 to 16

Oreo cookie crust

  • 1 1/4 cups Oreo cookie crumbs or chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

Step 1Combine cookie crumbs, brown sugar, dash cinnamon and butter. Pat evenly into 9- or 10-inch springform pan.

Orea cheesecake

  • 2 pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo cookies or similar chocolate-vanilla sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped

Step 1Cream cheese in electric mixer on lowest speed until smooth. Add sugar and flour. Add eggs and yolks and continue blending until smooth and liquid, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in vanilla and cream.

Step 2Pour half batter into pan, spreading over crust, and sprinkle with chopped cookie pieces. Top with remaining batter, smoothing evenly. Place pan on baking sheet and bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce heat to 225 degrees and bake until lightly browned, 50 minutes more.

Chocolate glaze and assembly

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 12 Oreo cookie halves, for garnish
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

Step 1Combine sour cream, sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread on cake and bake at 350 degrees until topping is set, 8 minutes. Turn oven off. Open oven door and cool cake 1 hour in oven. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2To make glaze, scald cream in small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around edges. Stir in chocolate to melt and blend. After 1 minute, remove from heat and stir in remaining vanilla. When cool, spread or pour glaze onto chilled cake. Arrange 12 Oreo cookie halves around outer perimeter (to look like a clock dial) and place cherry in center.


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