Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake

Prepare to elevate your dessert game with the ultimate indulgence: Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake. This show-stopping dessert combines the rich flavors of red velvet cake, the creamy texture of Oreo cheesecake, and the decadence of chocolate ganache. Perfect for special occasions or when you simply crave a luxurious treat, this recipe will dazzle your taste buds and impress your guests.


Red Velvet Cake Bottom/Crumbs:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Oreo Cheesecake Filling:

  • 10 Oreos (filling removed, crushed)
  • 24 oz full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • Oreo filling
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (or 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs + 1 yolk, room temperature
  • 15 Oreos, chopped

Ganache Topping:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • 1 can store-bought cream cheese frosting
  • 8 Oreos, chopped


Red Velvet Cake Bottom:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare a 9-inch springform pan and an 8-inch round cake pan with parchment paper and non-stick spray.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Combine Wet Ingredients: Mix in sour cream, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and red food coloring until well combined.
  5. Blend Dry Ingredients: Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and buttermilk until smooth.
  6. Add Baking Soda and Vinegar: Fold in the baking soda and white vinegar until incorporated.
  7. Divide Batter: Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake for 18-20 minutes. Allow the cakes to cool completely.

Oreo Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Prepare Oreo Crumbs: Process 10 Oreos into fine crumbs.
  2. Beat Cream Cheese Mixture: In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with Oreo filling, granulated sugar, and cornstarch until smooth.
  3. Incorporate Remaining Ingredients: Mix in sour cream, vanilla extract, whole eggs, and egg yolk until well combined.
  4. Fold in Oreos: Gently fold in the Oreo crumbs and chopped Oreos until evenly distributed.
  5. Assemble Cheesecake: Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled red velvet cake base in the springform pan.

Baking and Chilling:

  1. Bake Cheesecake: Place the springform pan in a water bath and bake at 300°F for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set but slightly wobbly in the center.
  2. Cool Gradually: Allow the cheesecake to cool gradually in the oven with the door slightly open, then chill it overnight in the fridge.

Ganache Topping:

  1. Prepare Ganache: Microwave chocolate chips and heavy cream in intervals, stirring until smooth.
  2. Pour Over Cheesecake: Pour the ganache over the chilled cheesecake, spreading it evenly.


  1. Crumble Red Velvet Cake: Crumble the reserved red velvet cake and press it onto the sides of the cheesecake.
  2. Swirl Frosting and Sprinkle Oreos: Decorate the top of the cheesecake with swirls of store-bought cream cheese frosting and sprinkle chopped Oreos for the finishing touch.

Serving and Storage Tips: 

Serving Tips

1. Presentation: When serving the Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake, consider garnishing each slice with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, a dollop of whipped cream, or a sprinkle of crushed Oreos for added visual appeal.

2. Slicing: To ensure clean slices, dip a sharp knife in hot water before cutting each slice. Wipe the knife clean between cuts for neat and precise portions.

3. Accompaniments: Serve each slice with a side of fresh berries, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar to complement the rich flavors of the cheesecake.

4. Room Temperature: For the best flavor and texture, allow the cheesecake to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to fully develop and the cheesecake to soften slightly.

Storage Tips

1. Refrigeration: Store any leftover Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake in an airtight container or tightly wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the cheesecake for up to 5 days to maintain its freshness.

2. Freezing: If you need to store the cheesecake for an extended period, it can be frozen for up to 1 month. Wrap individual slices or the entire cheesecake tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw the cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3. Avoiding Odors: To prevent the cheesecake from absorbing any odors from the refrigerator, place it in a sealed container or wrap it tightly to create a barrier.

4. Freshness Check: Before serving leftover cheesecake, check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or mold growth. Discard any cheesecake that appears to be spoiled.

5. Reviving Texture: If the cheesecake becomes slightly dry after refrigeration, you can revive its texture by drizzling a small amount of chocolate sauce or ganache over each slice before serving.

6. Portion Control: If you prefer smaller portions, consider slicing the cheesecake into individual servings before refrigerating or freezing. This allows you to thaw and enjoy only the amount you need, reducing waste.


Elevate the classic Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake with these creative variations, each offering a unique twist on this decadent dessert:

1. White Chocolate Raspberry Oreo Cheesecake:

  • Ingredients: Replace the dark chocolate chips in the ganache topping with white chocolate chips. Add a layer of fresh raspberries between the red velvet cake and cheesecake filling.
  • Directions: Proceed with the recipe as usual, incorporating the white chocolate ganache topping and raspberries for a delightful flavor contrast.

2. Mint Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake:

  • Ingredients: Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the cheesecake filling. Use mint-flavored Oreos for both the crust and the filling. Garnish with chocolate shavings or Andes mints.
  • Directions: Follow the recipe, infusing the cheesecake with refreshing mint flavor and enhancing the chocolatey goodness with minty Oreos.

3. Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cheesecake:

  • Ingredients: Layer chopped peanut butter cups between the red velvet cake and cheesecake filling. Drizzle melted peanut butter over the ganache topping.
  • Directions: Incorporate the indulgent combination of peanut butter and chocolate into the cheesecake, creating a heavenly treat for peanut butter lovers.

4. Caramel Pecan Oreo Cheesecake:

  • Ingredients: Add a layer of caramel sauce between the red velvet cake and cheesecake filling. Mix chopped pecans into the cheesecake filling and sprinkle them on top as a garnish.
  • Directions: Infuse the cheesecake with the rich flavors of caramel and toasted pecans, creating a delightful contrast to the creamy filling and chocolate ganache.

5. Coconut Cream Oreo Cheesecake:

  • Ingredients: Use coconut-flavored Oreos for the crust and filling. Add shredded coconut to the cheesecake filling and garnish with toasted coconut flakes.
  • Directions: Create a tropical twist on the classic cheesecake by incorporating coconut flavor throughout, from the crust to the creamy filling and topping.

6. Espresso Oreo Cheesecake:

  • Ingredients: Add 2 tablespoons of instant espresso powder to the cheesecake filling. Use espresso-flavored Oreos for the crust and garnish with chocolate-covered espresso beans.
  • Directions: Infuse the cheesecake with bold espresso flavor, creating a sophisticated dessert with a caffeine kick.

7. Orange Creamsicle Oreo Cheesecake:

  • Ingredients: Add 1 tablespoon of orange zest to the red velvet cake batter and cheesecake filling. Use orange-flavored Oreos for the crust and garnish with whipped cream and orange slices.
  • Directions: Capture the nostalgic flavors of a creamsicle with this citrus-infused variation, perfect for a refreshing summer dessert.


1. Can I use reduced-fat cream cheese for the cheesecake filling? Yes, you can use reduced-fat cream cheese, but keep in mind that it may affect the texture and richness of the cheesecake. Full-fat cream cheese typically yields a creamier and more decadent result.

2. Can I make the cheesecake without eggs? While eggs contribute to the structure and texture of the cheesecake, you can try using egg substitutes such as mashed banana, applesauce, or commercial egg replacers. However, the texture and flavor may vary slightly.

3. Can I substitute another type of chocolate for the ganache topping? Yes, you can use milk chocolate or white chocolate instead of dark chocolate for the ganache topping. Each chocolate variation will offer a different flavor profile, so choose according to your preference.

4. How long does the Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake need to chill in the fridge before serving? It’s best to chill the cheesecake overnight in the fridge to allow it to set properly and develop its flavors. However, if you’re short on time, you can chill it for at least 4-6 hours before serving.

5. Can I prepare the cheesecake in advance and freeze it? Yes, you can freeze the Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake for up to 1 month. Wrap the cheesecake tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

With its layers of red velvet cake, Oreo cheesecake filling, and luscious ganache topping, this Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake is a dessert masterpiece. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this recipe is sure to delight and impress. Enjoy each decadent bite and savor the luxurious flavors that this dessert has to offer.