Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake

This Oreo Cheesecake is a creation of the Cheesecake Factory — they know their cheesecakes. It is one of my personal favorites. You can’t go wrong with this one. Who can turn down a cheesecake with Oreo cookies?

Homemade copycat Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake slice on a plate in front of cheesecake on a stand.

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The Cheesecake Factory is known for its many delicious dishes. Their menu is vast and is sure to please everyone that goes there. One of their popular and standby cheesecakes is their famous Oreo cheesecake. You can recreate it at home with this copycat recipe.

If you have never made a cheesecake before, they aren’t too difficult to make. As with many baking recipes you need to follow a few simple guidelines to have success at making your cheesecake.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make Oreo cheesecake:

  • Oreo cookies
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt

Ingredients for homemade copycat Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake recipe.

How to Make Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake

  1. Combine melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press into a 9-inch spring pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  3. Add sugar gradually and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until blended.
  5. Add vanilla, salt, and flour. Beat until smooth.
  6. Add the sour cream and beat well.
  7. Turn off the mixer and stir in coarsely chopped Oreo cookies with a spoon.
  8. Pour the batter into the springform pan and place coarsely chopped Oreo cookies on top.
  9. Place pan on the top rack and in the middle of a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for one hour.
  10. The Cheesecake will be done when it jiggles slightly in the middle when the pan is gently shaken. If the cheesecake is very jiggly, then cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  11. Turn the oven off, prop the oven door open, and let the cheesecake stay in the oven for one hour.
  12. Remove cheesecake from the oven, cool to room temperature, then place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Tips for making a cheesecake

  • Here are my tips for making a great cheesecake.
  • All ingredients need to be at room temperature before you begin. And keep the mixer on a low setting during the mixing and beating process.
  • Do not over-mix the cheesecake; it will fall if too much air is whipped into the cheesecake. Mix only until ingredients are incorporated. Beating a cheesecake for 2 or 3 extra minutes is not helpful.
  • Cheesecakes may not be fully set when removed from the oven – this is OK. The cheesecake may have a slight wiggle in the center when you remove it from the oven. The cheesecake will continue to set up after you remove it from the oven. It will firm up as it cools.
  • To prevent cracking when the cheesecake cools run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake from the springform pan. Once the cheesecake cools completely remove the springform pan, it is important to wait until the cheesecake sets up completely.

Is a water bath necessary for this Oreo cheesecake?

It is not necessary but it is highly recommended. Please consider using a water bath for this recipe. It helps to moderate the temperature of the oven. Most ovens do not heat continually; they cycle between not heating and then heating to maintain the temperature.

What size pan do I use?

Ideally please use the 9-inch sized pan, this is the size of the pan this recipe was developed. If you desire to use a different sized pan, your cooking times will vary.

How many Oreos do I use?

We are using Oreo cookies in three different measurements. For the crust, you need to crush the cookies before you measure them. For the batter, you will use six cookies, and for the top of the cheesecake, you will use eight cookies.

Slice of homemade copycat Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake on a plate next to a coffee mug.

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Homemade copycat Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake slice on a plate in front of cheesecake on a stand.

Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake

Recreate the famous Oreo Cheese from the Cheesecake Factory at home. 
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake, Cheesecake Factory Recipes
Servings: 16
Calories: 413kcal

Ingredients

Oreo Crust Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 23 Oreos, finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted, plus more for the pan

Oreo Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 24 ounces cream cheese 3 (8 ounce) packages
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces sour cream at room temperature
  • 6 Oreo cookies for the batter
  • 9 Oreo cookies for the top of the cheesecake
  • 1 cup butter

Equipment Needed

  • 9-inch springform pan

Instructions

Oreo Crust Instructions

  • Crust Mix melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press in a 9-inch spring pan cover the bottom and 1 1/2" up the sides with crumbs, set aside. Note, you do not remove the filling of the cookies when you make crumbs out of them. Leave the filling in the cookies when you crush them. 

Oreo Cheesecake Instructions

  • All Ingredients need to be at room temperature before beginning. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy (You can add the 1 cup of butter as listed as an optional ingredient). Keep mixer on a low setting during the mixing and beating process. 
  • Add sugar gradually and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until blended. Measure the vanilla, salt, and flour, pour into the cream cheese and egg mixture and beat until smooth. 
  • Add the sour cream and beat well. Turn off the mixer and stir in the six coarsely chopped Oreo cookies with a spoon. Pour cream cheese into the spring form pan and place the 8 coarsely chopped Oreo Cookies on top of the cream mixture. 
  • Place pan on the top rack and in the middle of a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for one hour. The Cheesecake will be done when it jiggles slightly in the middle when the pan is gently shaken. If the cheesecake is very jiggly, then cook for an additional 15 minutes. 
  • Turn the oven off.
  • When time is up prop the oven door open and let the cheesecake stay in the oven for one hour.   The oven should be turned off at this point. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool enough to place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. It is worth the anticipation. A cheesecake should season. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched. Yield: 16 servings

Video

Please note there is an additional 1 cup of butter that was added to the batter when I made it for the video. This is an optional ingredient. It simply adds some extra richness to the cheesecake. You can leave it out, or add it as I did for the video.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • This recipe was developed for a 9-inch baking pan.
  • For optimal flavor, allow the baked cheesecake to rest for 1 day before seving

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Ruby

    Can we make this in cupcake pans? Has anyone tried? Any suggestions? I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. Maielli

    5 stars
    I make this cheesecake every year for my husband’s birthday thank you very much. We all love it and change toppings each time

  3. Robert Whytock

    5 stars
    I have been making this recipe for years it’s always a hit. Follow the recipe or skip the Oreos and do a traditional graham cracker crust. Either way it’s amaz!!! People who swear they hate cheesecake love this one. Thank you so much for posting this!!!

  4. Femke

    5 stars
    I’ve made this cheesecake 4 or 5 times already and it always turns out GREAT. Everyone loves it, it really is the best cheesecake ever, and sooo foolproof! (I don’t melt the extra butter,though, and it turns out just fine.)
    Thanks a bunch for this recipe! I will make it again tonight!

  5. Tim

    HI, in your video , you added the butter with the cream cheese , Michelle upchurch asked the question , and u said to melt it and pour in , also u never used a water bath in the video , could u please clarify , thanks.

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