Friday, October 5, 2012

Recipe: No-bake Oreo cheesecake (cupcakes)

How time flies.. last month, my little boy turned two! Of course, on his special day, mummy made him a nice cake, or rather cute cupcakes (with all his favorite things) to celebrate.

No-bake Oreo cheese(cup)cake


The kids loved the tofu cheesecake that I made them for their joint birthday, so I decided to make Baby D another cheesecake on his actual birthday. I wanted to form a letter "D" so I made the Oreo cheesecake in cupcake versions. You can also use this recipe to make a 6" cheesecake.



Baby D likes his special "D" cupcakes


How old are you, Baby D?


This is a very easy cake to put together, no baking required. All you need is a rolling pin (to crush the cookies), an electric whisk and a rubber spatula. The original recipe suggests that we chill the cake in the fridge for a few hours, but the cake didn't really set even though I left it in there overnight. It is actually better to freeze it for a couple of hours, then you get an ice-cream like cheesecake (it tastes just like cookies and cream ice cream). Very delish! I wanted to get mini Oreos as cupcake toppers but couldn't find them in KL, so used fresh strawberries instead since birthday boy loves them. You should not omit the lime or lemon juice as it gives the cheesecake a refreshing flavour. I also love lime zest, so threw that in as well ;)



Happy Birthday, my darling boy!



So, did birthday boy like them? You tell me. :)


No bake oreo cheesecake (cupcakes)
Recipe adapted from Tested & Tasted
Preparation time: 45 minutes
No cooking/baking required
Makes 9 cupcakes or 6" cake

For the biscuit base
60g OREO cookies with cream removed, finely crushed (use the cream for the filling)
25g butter, melted

For the filling
250g cream cheese, softened at room temperature
70g caster sugar plus the cream removed from the cookies for the biscuit base (approx. 20g)
1 1/2 tsp gelatin powder, melted in 45g of boiling water
Juice and zest of 1 lime
120ml dairy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g OREO cookies, roughly crushed/chopped

Fresh strawberries, for topping

1. Arrange 9 cupcake liners on a muffin tray.

2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter with the crushed Oreo cookies for the base. Mix well until crumbs are evenly moistened. Using a tablespoon, divide the mixture evenly between the cupcake liners, then using the back of the spoon, press down to compact it. Place in the fridge to chill for one hour.

3. For the filling, beat the whipping cream with vanilla extract until soft peaks are formed.

4. Take the cream cheese at least one hour beforehand and leave it at room temperature to soften. In a separate bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the cream cheese and sugar on high speed for 2 minutes till mixture is smooth. Add the gelatin mixture,  lime juice and zest and beat for another minute on high speed.

5. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the whipping cream, follow by the OREO cookie chunks.

6. Gently pour the cream cheese mixture into the cupcake liners, cover loosely with cling film and freeze for at least 2 hours. Take cupcakes out of freezer 10 minutes before serving. Top each cupcake with a halved strawberry.



Angry bird (check!), Oreo cookies (check!), Cream cheese (Check!), Strawberries (Check!).. YUM (Double CHECK!)



*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 10 Oct 2012.

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.

48 comments:

  1. Looks delicious, love oreo cheesecake for sure! Enjoyed seeing your kids birthday pictures :)

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    1. Thanks Mich, I think birthday boy had 2 of them cupcakes on his own. :)

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    2. What is the function of gelatin? And this recipe is for how many serving? Wanna try to do it.. hehe

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  2. wow....from the expression of your boy...we knew is super delicious!!

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    1. Thanks Pei San! Mummy's greatest joy is to see her kids happy. :) Am so glad they loved these cupcakes.

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  3. I can see the kids were really enjoying it. Or should I say they enjoy your treats most of the time ;-)

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    1. I also liked this Oreo cheesecake a lot, very delicious! I think it's nice that I can make treats for my kids whenever I have time :D

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  4. Looks good to me... Not into this kind of cheesecakes, was crazy over it and had lots at one stage - got sick of it, a bit too rich for me...but never mind! As long as the kids and everybody likes it.

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    1. Hehe I don't make cheesecake very often, so the kids love it cos it's a new taste and flavour ;)

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  5. Happy birthday to the darling... the cheesecake looks so perfectly creamy...

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  6. The cupcakes look so pretty, love the collage of your kids :) These are the precious memories when we look back a long time from now :) You are a very thotful mum to customise such efforts ! how do you find the time to cook and bake so much with two kids?

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    1. Thanks Esther! I made these cupcakes when the kids are tucked in bed, I think I finished making them around 11pm that day? Hehe the things you do for your kids, right?

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  7. Awww...just look at that little cute baby enjoying his Mommy made cupcakes. Must be such a rewarding moment for you. Loved the little easy creamy cupcakes. Must try them soon. Loads of sweet wishes to the little 'growing big' guy!!:):)

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    1. Thanks Amrita! Indeed it makes me happy to see my kids enjoying the cupcakes. Happy to be able to make his birthday a wonderful one.

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  8. Happy birthday to little D. I love your recipe for no bake cheesecake

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, it's a very easy recipe. Anyone can do it :D

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  9. oh ur baby D is so cute....i think he sure love the cake! I too like them even by just looking through the photos..

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    1. Thanks, we had a great morning celebrating his birthday! I think he liked it, well, he had 2 and wanted more!

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  10. Red, white and black, the color so nice! I love it. :D

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    1. Thanks! Maybe next time I make this for u to try when we meet for dinner. :)

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    1. Sure sure, I think most kids will love this! (cos it tastes like ice-cream)

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  12. The last photo of the cupcake did look a bit like ice-cream cake hoh? Ah, love all the no-bake cheesecake! Yum!

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    1. Hehe I like that it's very easy! The taste is quite light too ;)

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  13. Yummmm...the birthday boy loves it!

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    1. YES he does :) (more mummy, please!) Hehe.

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  14. His expression while he is eating is so cute! It's like don't even think about taking this away from me! :P

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    1. It was more like "I gotta eat faster so I can get my hands on another one!"

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  15. time to start planning what to make for daniel's third birthday! does he like chocolate chip cookie dough? (i guess i'm asking cos i love it, heh) :D

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    1. LOL so soon? I guess it doesn't hurt to start trying out cake recipes for his third birthday! You got me intrigued on the choc chip cookie dough!

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  16. the pics of your kids' party says it all... priceless! and the pics of the digging into the cupcake show how much foodies they already are... ;)

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    1. Hehe I think they got that from me... the love for food. LOL!

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  17. Happy Birthday , Baby D ! I know , no more leftover , again ! tsk tsk lol Delicious and pretty cupcakes , Mom ! :D

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    1. Aunty Anne, you're so smart! Haha no leftover with my kids around for sure.

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  18. Happy birthday lil' one! SO CUTE!!

    hahha i love making non-bake cheesecake cause absolutely nothing can go wrong! :D:D

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    1. Haha yes... such a simple recipe but tastes really good!

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  19. One of my favourite cheesecakes! Love a choccie biscuit base.

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  20. Hi Baby Sumo,
    These are really lovely birthday cup cakes. My boys loves Oreo, I would definitely like to try this recipe very much. Thanks for sharing ;)

    mui..^^

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    1. My pleasure dear, hope your boys like it!

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  21. Happy belated birthday to your boy, he is lucky to have you as you always bake his favourite cheesecake .

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  22. Happy belated birthday to little D! I love the idea that you made it in cupcake version! Great to see the little D enjoyed eating it :)

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