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Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake is a decadent cake recipe that combines homemade red velvet cake with a cheesecake layer, chocolate cream cheese frosting, and OREOS! This cheesecake cake recipe is pure heaven!

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Table of Contents
  1. How to make Cheesecake Cake
  2. Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cake
  3. Ingredients in Cheesecake Cake
  4. How to Make Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake
  5. Expert Tips
  6. More Red Velvet Desserts to Try
  7. Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cake Recipe

How to make Cheesecake Cake

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cake

This red velvet Oreo cheesecake is the best dessert for the indecisive. Can’t decide between cake, cheesecake, or cookies? Well, this fantastic dessert has all three!

It has it all: a soft red velvet cake with Oreo cheesecake baked on top. Add some more Oreos and chocolate buttercream frosting, and you get a seriously decadent cheesecake!

Have you ever combined Oreos and red velvet before? If you haven’t, you are in for a real treat.

Why you’ll LOVE this recipe:

For this red velvet and Oreo cake, I basically combined my cheesecake cupcakes and my Oreo cheesecake. What you end up with is a red velvet cake with a cheesecake layer on top.

The red velvet cake is made from scratch, and the cheesecake is full of OREO cookies! Then you add a chocolate cream cheese frosting for the top. It looks a little like an Oreo red velvet swirl cheesecake with all the cake peeking around the edges of the cheesecake.

I promise it’s easy to make. It’s all baked in one pan and the red velvet is like a soft cake crust for the cheesecake. It’s so good.

This recipe has three parts: the red velvet cake, the Oreo cheesecake layer, and the frosting. And it’s amazing!

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Ingredients in Cheesecake Cake

All-purpose flour: Be sure to measure it correctly

Sugar: Granulated sugar is the sweetener for the cake. You also need this in the cheesecake.

Unsweetened cocoa powder: Red velvet cake has just a touch of cocoa.

Salt: Needed since there is no butter – you need it to cut sweetness and add flavor.

Baking Soda and Vinegar: The combination helps the cake rise and gives the red velvet it’s traditional tang.

Large Eggs: Eggs add structure and flavor, plus the fat in the yolk keeps the cake moist. You’ll also need one for the cheesecake layer.

Vegetable Oil: Traditionally, red velvet is made with oil instead of butter.

Buttermilk: The sourness from the buttermilk gives the red velvet that tang, along with the vinegar.

Vanilla extract: Be sure to buy PURE vanilla.

Red Food Coloring: You need a large amount to get the cake that traditional red color. I prefer regular food coloring (water based, not gel food coloring).

Cream Cheese: As usual, whenever you’re making cheesecake, be sure you’re using softened cream cheese

Sour Cream: I love adding just a bit of sour cream for creaminess. You can substitute greek yogurt.

Oreo Cookies: Coarsely chop them.

Butter, Cocoa and Powdered Sugar: For the chocolate cream cheese frosting.

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How to Make Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

  1. Combine the egg, oil, buttermilk, white vinegar, and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk them until combined.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the food coloring and mix slowly until combined.
  4. Make the cheesecake batter by mixing the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg, and sour cream in a bowl with an electric mixer.  Mix in the crushed Oreo cookies.
  5. Pour red velvet cake batter in prepared pan.
  6. Spread the batter carefully over red velvet cake batter in the pan.
  7. Bake the cake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake part comes out clean. The cream cheese filling should be the teeniest bit jiggly. Let the cheesecake cool to room temperature, and then chill it for at least two hours before frosting.
  8. While the cake cools, you can make the frosting. Cream the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until the mixture is fluffy. Mix in the cocoa powder and, once combined, slowly add the powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  9. Frost the cake as desired.
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Expert Tips

How to avoid lumps in cheesecake: Make sure your cream cheese, sour cream, and egg are all room temperature.

Buttermilk Substitute: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can DIY with milk and vinegar. Place one teaspoon of vinegar in a liquid measuring cup can add enough milk for ½ cup. Stir and let it sit for a few minutes before using it.

Pans: You can also use a 9” springform pan for this recipe. If you do, you don’t need to line it with foil – just spray the pan with cooking spray.

Oreos: Feel free to mix additional crushed Oreos to the frosting.

Frosting: The chocolate frosting should be spreadable without milk. If yours is too thick, you can add up to one tablespoon of milk one teaspoon at a time to thin it.

How to store cheesecake cake: Store this loosely covered in the refrigerator.

Freezing cheesecake cake: Freeze it whole or freeze slices.

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Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cake

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Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cake – this decadent cake recipe combines homemade red velvet cake with a cheesecake layer, chocolate cream cheese frosting, and OREOS!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 slice

Ingredients
  

Cake:

  • 1 ¼ cups (155g) all purpose flour
  • ¾ cups (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (118ml) vegetable oil
  • ½ cup (118ml) buttermilk or 1 teaspoon vinegar with enough milk to make 1/2 cup
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) red food coloring

Cheesecake:

  • 1 8 ounce package (226g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • cup (82g) sour cream
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup crushed Oreo cookies

Frosting:

  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons (10g) cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (226g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oreo Cookie Crumbles for mixing in, optional
  • Oreo cookie halves for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9” round cake pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. You can also use a springform pan (grease it with cooking spray, no foil needed).
  • Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add egg, oil, buttermilk, white vinegar, and vanilla to a large measuring cup or extra bowl and whisk until combined. Add to dry ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Add red food coloring and mix slowly until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Make the cheesecake: Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg and sour cream with a hand mixer until smooth.  Stir in Oreo chunks. Spread carefully over cake batter in pan.
  • Bake about 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the cake part comes out clean. The cream cheese filling will be the teeniest bit jiggly still. Cool to room temperature, then chill for at least 2 hours before frosting.
  • Make the frosting: Using a hand or a stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy, then mix in the cocoa. Slowly add in powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. The frosting should be spreadable without milk, but if it seems too thick, add up to 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Optionally add more crushed Oreos to the frosting.
  • Frost around the edges of the cake and top with Oreo cookie halves.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 2671mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword cake, cheesecake, oreos, red velvet
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This Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake is a decadent cheesecake cake recipe that is pure heaven!

Last Updated on January 24, 2022

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  1. Hi DOROTHY! Thank you. Last time on my birthday I ordered Online cake delivery in Mumbai but next time on my birthday I will surely make this red velvet oreo cheesecake at my home with the help of this blog post.

  2. I am making the Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake. The ingredients call out for one egg each for the cake and cheesecake, but the directions state to add eggs(plural) for the cake and the cheesecake directions do not mention adding an egg that was listed in the ingredients list. I followed the ingredients list and am hoping for the best.

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