These Fudge Swirl Oreo Bottom Cheesecake Cakes are “scrumdiddlyumptious!” to reference a childhood movie you all know and love. They feature cheesecake and fudge chocolate swirls to please all chocolate lovers, then sit on top of Oreo cookies – hello Oreo lovers! We love all of the above, which is why we just had to give this recipe a try.we were originally in Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes Recipe Back to 2009. Since then, many bloggers have added it to their sites. We decided to give our own Stay At Home Chef a twist, and instead of cookies and cream, we added a swirl of amazing homemade hot fudge sauce. The results are amazing! Prepare this recipe for your next gathering, birthday party, or bake sale and watch your guests gobble it up. Make sure to save some for yourself as you don’t want to miss out!
What kind of hot fudge should I use?
We love using homemade hot fudge sauce in this recipe because store bought just doesn’t compare. When you make hot fudge sauce with a good quality chocolate chip like Guittard (our favourite), you’re really getting something special. If you don’t want to make your own, you can certainly use store bought, but seriously, try homemade. This is the best food in the world!
Can I use peanut butter?
Are you a Nutella lover? This recipe also works with peanut butter instead of hot fudge sauce! That’s right, you can add Nutella directly to these Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes for a spectacular flavor combination! In fact, this recipe was inspired by our own No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Bars.
Which Oreo should I use?
We opted for double layer Oreos for this recipe. Not only do we have a strong preference for our regular Double Stuf, but we also find that it makes for a more delightful base for these cheesecake cupcakes. The cookie base ended up being a little moist and tasted like we had dipped the cookies in milk – which is exactly how we like to eat Oreos.
Do I have to crumble the Oreos into the crust?
No! Half the beauty of this recipe is that you don’t have to worry about your homemade Oreo crust going bad. Just place the cookies on the bottom of the cupcake liners and you’re ready to go! It’s easy — and a great recipe to make with younger kids.
Troubleshooting: How Do I Know When My Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes Are Done?
For best results, do not overcook or undercook Oreo Bottom Cheesecake Cupcakes. To test their doneness, remove the pan from the oven and give it a slight shake. When your cupcakes are set on the edges and a little jiggly in the center, you’re ready to take them out to cool! You need to determine the fine-tuning factors to get the best results.
How long should I let the cupcakes cool before putting them in the fridge?
All cheesecake lovers know this is a dish that’s best served (and enjoyed) cold. Once your cupcakes are done baking, be sure to let them cool on the counter for 1-2 hours before placing them in the refrigerator. We know it can be a long time waiting to try your creations. But trust us – it’s totally worth it!