Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Squares

I feel like I’m not alone when I say I could eat an entire package of Oreos and still want more (and if you disagree, then that’s probably why we’re not friends). Despite Nabisco’s attempt to branch out, most of their newer flavors have fallen short in my opinion. With the exception of the Red Velvet and Pumpkin Spice, I’m not tempted at all by the others. I really don’t get this Oreo Thins business. Don’t kid yourself. Oreo Thins will never make you as happy as the original Double Stuf.

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With National Cheesecake Day coming up this Saturday, July 30th, I figured it needed to be celebrated appropriately. When I came across a recipe for Oreo Cheesecake Bites from Six Sisters’ Stuff I knew I had a winner. It wasn’t until I was at the store facing the massive spread of Oreo flavors that I had a stroke of genius and grabbed the Red Velvet Oreos. This was probably the best decision I made all week. Maybe all month.

These squares are perfect to take to a party or to any event because they are bite sized and so cute! This is also an extremely easy recipe that doesn’t require much decorating. Fair warning- it’s hard to stop after one. Enjoy and happy National Cheesecake Day!

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Squares

  • 2 packages Red Velvet Oreos (divided)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • white candy coating

Preheat oven to 325*. Line a 13×9″ baking dish with foil, with the foil going up and over the sides.

Crush one package of Oreos either by using a food processor or by hand. Food processor definitely cuts down on time! The smaller pieces the better. In a separate bowl mix the 1/4 cup of melted butter with the crushed oreos. Press this mixture into the pan, creating your crust.FullSizeRender-1

In a mixer beat the cream cheese until it becomes smooth. Add the sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Pour mixture of the crust and bake for 45 minutes.

After you take the cheesecake out of the oven, let it set for a couple of hours. You can put it in the fridge if you need to speed up this process. Once the cheesecake is set, cut into squares and spread them out on wax paper. Melt the white candy coating and drizzle it over the top of the squares. Happy National Cheesecake Day!

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Cookies N Cream Cake

This past weekend one of my closest friends got married. Let me back that up. Two weeks ago, she and her fiance went to Vegas with their families and they got hitched. This past weekend they threw a reception so the rest of us could help celebrate. Pretty genius idea- you get two weekends to celebrate, two times to wear your wedding dress, two weekends where it’s all about you. But who would want that?!

The couple cutting the ca
The couple cutting the cake

These friends also happen to be some of my loyal taste testers. They even go the extra mile and try other bakeries, then give me feedback and suggestions. I’m pretty lucky. Since their venue took care of all the catering needs for their reception, my services weren’t needed. However, they did still want a small cake to do a traditional cake cutting and that’s where I come into the picture. A couple of weeks ago I asked them what flavor they wanted. They had recently tried a cookies n cream cake somewhere and decided on that. They were pretty specific on consistency and flavor, so I had a good framework to work with. I actually didn’t get a piece of the cake, but everyone said they really enjoyed it. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with Oreos.

The best kind of review
The best kind of review

Cookies N Cream Cake

  • 1 1/3 c. butter
  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. double stuf Oreos

Preheat the oven to 325*. Grease and flour two 8″ round pans. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk, alternating by starting and ending with the flour. Crush 2 of the 3 rows of Oreos in the package, and fold them into the batter. Divide batter between cake pans. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

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Make a batch of buttercream frosting. Crush the remaining Oreos and fold into the frosting. I needed to pipe the frosting, so I only used Oreos in the filling. I also made the frosting a bit too thin the first go round. I knew as I was piping it that it would not hold, but I was hoping prayers would keep it from being a disaster.

Womp womp.
Womp womp.

I scraped off the sides and had to make another batch of frosting. Fortunately, it doesn’t take that long to pipe those roses.

Final product, plus the super cute custom King & Queen Card cake toppers!
Final product, plus the super cute custom King & Queen Card cake toppers!