09 March 2015

Oreo and Caramel Cheesecake


Do I have your attention yet?

I thought so!

Inspired by Sarah's Creme Egg Cheesecake, I decided to make a deep cheesecake for cake club. In case you don't know, I run the Clandestine Cake Club in Dundee with my chums Stuart (Cakeyboi) and Becca (Becca Bakes).


The theme was the Oscars, so I knew it had to be majestic and rather luxurious. Something that could be shown off on the red carpet with pride. I came up with an Oreo and Caramel Cheesecake. A no-bake vanilla cheesecake with a bourbon biscuit base, a vanilla and Oreo deep creamy cheese layer and topped it all off with caramel, Oreos and golden honeycomb sprinkles.

I use Gresado Gourmet Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans for my baking now. You get a  massive packet of 12 pods for just £7.50. Much cheaper than supermarkets and these are soft unlike the normal type, which are usually like dried up husk. Much easier to get the seeds out of these and there's nothing quite like fresh vanilla.



The cheesecake was sumptuous! And went down rather well with my cake clubbers.





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Oreo and Caramel Cheesecake
The most sumptuous, deep cheesecake studded with Oreo pieces on top of a bourbon biscuit base and finished with a layer of caramel, Oreos and golden honeycomb sprinkles.
Ingredients
  • 100g butter
  • 200g bourbon biscuits
  • 600ml double (heavy) cream
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 560g Philadelphia soft cheese
  • 150g Oreos, roughly broken
  • 1 vanilla pod split open, seeds scraped out
  • 2 tbsp mango or orange juice (optional)
  • 150 - 200g Carnation caramel (or similar)
  • 8 - 10 Oreos, to decorate
  • a handful of sprinkles
Instructions
1. Line a deep cake pan with greaseproof paper or use baking spray. 2.Melt the butter. 3. Crush the bourbon biscuits, then stir in the butter. press into the cake tin and pop in the fridge. 4. Whisk the double cream with the sugar and vanilla seeds until thick. Do not over whisk or you will end up with butter. 5. Beat the Philadelphia until soft, then whip into the double cream with the fruit juice.6. Fold in the broken Oreos, then pour into the cake tin, smooth the top then pop in the fridge for a few hours. 7. Give the caramel a good stir until smooth. 8. Remove the cheesecake from the fridge, use a warm knife (run until hot tap water) to loosen it around the edges. remove from the tin, top with caramel, Oreos and spinkles 9. Cut a slice, sit down, take a forkful and moan softly!
Details
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Yield: serves 8-10





Disclosure: Gresado sent me some vanilla pods. I loved them so much I decided to use them in this recipe and give them a mention. I was not paid for this post and was not expected to write a positive review.

47 comments:

  1. Oh my. That cheesecake look amazingly yummy.

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    1. Thanks Dom, I was rather pleased with it :)

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  3. Oh yes you have my attention! I really want to be in your cake club - all the cakes look most impressive!

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    1. It was fun and we had our first quiz too. Some fab cakes as ever. I would love you too come, but a bit of a trip from Australia lol!

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  4. Holy Moley! That looks immense. Maybe our Inverness cake club will have to come for a trip down to Dundee sometime!

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    1. Well you are definitely welcome if you can bear the trip down x

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  5. I can vouch - this was extremely decadent and delicious!!

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    1. Thanks Stuart, your cake was amazing too! Such great decoration (it was the stripey popcorn cake).

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  6. SO this is heaven on a blog. Seriously I am soooooo addicted to oreos that I really ought to buy shares in them. Well putting them on this cheesecake that is just........

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    1. Oh yes I am with you they are great and vegan too!

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  7. WOW - Paul (husband) would love that! Looks amazing Jac

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  8. OMG !! This cake will undo months of cholesterol lowering efforts on my part but may have to be made for my son's birthday - he loves cheesecake and oreos. Must have tasted wonderful!!

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    1. Ah yes birthdays should be special. I am sure he will love it and it's easy to make.

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  9. That is what you call a showstopper, wow!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I was really pleased with it.

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  10. Amazing looking cheesecake, you did yourself proud. Certainly a red carpet success. GG

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  11. Oh golly! What a showstopper! I can't believe I do not have any Oreo recipes on my site, this looks amazing!

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    1. I know this is my first one too. Graham and Cooper love them.

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  12. Oh Jac this looks awesome! So flattered that I was a bit of inspiration. Pinning this now. YUM!

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    1. Your cheesecake was stunning Sarah, it was a big inspiration.

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  13. So beautiful! i showed to himself and he reminded me that it is his birthday next month ha!! x

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    1. Haha, well that's that sorted then. Although I am sure he will love it.

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  14. that looks amazing! what a cheesecake.

    I still must get to a cake club. I keep meaning to.

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  15. I wish the cake club I attended was buzzing like yours in Dundee. The cheesecake is something special.

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  16. This is what the acronym OMG was made for. Stunning. Bookmarking for FIL's birthday in April. Thanks for this stunner. :-)

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  17. It's a bit of OREO wave here lately! Seems like someone is a big fan :) That cheesecake seems to be extraordinary delicious!

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  18. Can I please ask what size cake tin you used? I only have a 9inch tin and wonder if this recipe will be enough to fill it. Thanks so much, I can't wait to make this!

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    1. Sorry just caught this, would be fine in a 9 inch pan :)

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  19. Hi - I really want to make this but we don't have bourbon biscuits in my country. What could I substitute them with? Thanks

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    1. Any sweet biscuit really. I have used digestives (graham crackers), ginger biscuits and custard creams before. It works with most.

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  20. Awesome, thanks. I'll try graham crackers then. Does it matter if they have a filling?

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    1. All the more fun I say as long as it's a sweet filling. Let me know how it goes :)

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    2. So.... I made the cake today and it pretty much looks like yours. I used some double-chocolate-filled cookies for the crust, which worked really well. Love the chocolate-feel of the crust! I had to make the dulce de leche from scratch as I couldn't find it in stores (small town in Austria), which was a first for me but it came out delicious. However, I must say that I was not so impressed with the taste of the cream-cheese filling. Although the Oreos give it a nice twist, I felt it's too rich and tasted a bit bland. I love cheese cake and have made it several times, however, all the recipes I have don't use heavy cream in them (and are baked). So I am thinking of substituting with my regular filling, then baking it and adding the topping.
      I must say that the cake does look impressive, however, I personally feel it looks better than it tastes... I'll see what my colleagues say tomorrow, maybe they'll live it who knows! Thanks for the recipe, this was a nice thing to try!

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    3. Yes no bake cheesecake does taste different from baked and tend to be mild and creamy. This is the traditional way we make it here in the UK, so I suppose we are used to it this way and it suits our tastes. Do feel free to tweak until it's just how you like it. Thanks for letting me know how you got on. Hope your colleagues enjoyed it :)

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  21. my girls are slightly obsessed with oreo's & this looks amazing! I know what we are making this weekend!

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    1. Sorry I missed your comment Magneta. I hope you enjoyed it :)

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  22. This is one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen! I'm pinning it to one of my Pinterest boards!

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  23. This looks amazing! I would love to make this at home (if I could Cook or bake, haha)... Does it taste as good as it looks, and is it hard to make? I could ask my mum to help me, but she's not the biggest fan of baking... I'm obsessed With oreo's too, Yum <3

    -Maddie xx

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    1. It's really good and easy to make. Just take your time and take it step by step. You can do it Maddie :)

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  24. Wow! The only wish now is to get a huge slice of this cake! :D

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x