It was Z3’s 2nd birthday on Sunday.. Happy Birthday to my little one!
I made him an Oreo cheesecake for his birthday, and this cake was planned couple of weeks ago when I was at the supermarket with Z2. There was a lady promoting the Philadelphia cream cheese and she kept giving Z2 samples of toast with the cream cheese topping. Since they were giving away free recipe cards of Oreo cheesecake recipes, I took one and bought a block of cream cheese.
This recipe is courtesy of Philadelphia cream cheese, but I tweaked the recipe slightly.
No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Makes two 6 inch cakes
- 180grams crushed Oreo biscuits (around 18 Oreo cookies). Remove the cream filling and save for the cake filling below
- 70 grams melted butter
- 250 grams Philadelphia cream cheese (one block)
- 50grams castor sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon gelatine powder
- 70 grams water
- cream of the Oreo cookies (from the biscuits used for the base)
- 190 grams whipping cream
- 10 Oreo cookies, roughly chopped
- Additional Oreo cookies for decorating (I used mini Oreos)
I omitted the white chocolate recommended in the recipe, and reduced the halved the amount of biscuits recommended for the base as I was using a smaller cake tin.
- Grease the cake tin and line with parchment paper (for easier removal of cake after it has set). To make the biscuit base, mix the crushed Oreo cookies with butter and press firmly into the base of the cake tin. Let it set in the fridge for an hour.
- Use a mixer to cream the sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Add the cream filling of the Oreo cookies which were used for the cake base, and mix until smooth.
- Sprinkle the gelatine powder into the water and let it sit for a few minutes. Place the bowl over some simmering water and stir until the gelatine has dissolved. Add into the cream cheese mixture.
- Mix the roughly chopped Oreos into the cream cheese mixture.
- Beat the whipping cream until it has stiffened slightly and the texture resembles mousse. Fold into the cream cheese mixture.
- Pour the filling over cake base and let it set in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
- Decorate the top with mini Oreo cookies. Alternatively you may cover the top of the cake with crushed Oreo cookie crumbs.
This small cake was the perfect size for a little celebration at home for Z3. The 5 of us (three kids, hubby and myself) managed to finish this cake in the picture.
I also made Z3 a birthday bento.
The birthday “cake” was a little pizza I made with tortilla base, and topped with marinara sauce, ham, broccoli and cheese. The number 2 was cut freehand and made with nori layered over cheese and placed on a tortilla base.