Prep 6 hrs
Cook 25 mins
Just earlier this year, Cheesecake Factory released their new Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake, featuring a layer of chocolate fudge cake, chocolate icing, oreo cheesecake, oreo mousse, and more chocolate icing. By combining a few different recipes, including a few by Todd Wilbur, I was able to come up with a clone that tasted just like the original. The only difference was that, instead of spreading an extra layer of chocolate icing on top, I made a chocolate ganache. I've included the recipe for it and will let you decide what to spread on top. While this recipe is certainly time consuming, it's definitely well worth it and will be SURE to impress any company! :-)
Chocolate Cake Layer
- 9 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons hershey's cocoa powder (not dark)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- chocolate icing (your favorite recipe)
Oreo Cheesecake Layer
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- Oreo cookies, original flavor (not double stuffed)
Oreo Mousse Layer
- 0.5 (1/4 ounce) packageknox unflavored gelatin
- 1⁄2 cup hot water
- 2 ounces white baking chocolate
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons honey or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 10 Oreo cookies, crushed
Chocolate Ganache Layer
- 1 egg
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces mini chocolate chips (1/2 bag)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Make the chocolate cake by combining the sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl and mixing with an electric mixer on high for 2 minute. Add the oil and shortening and mix well, then add the water and mix until smooth.
- In another medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour this dry blend into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour into a well-greased 10-inch springform pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- While the cake is in the oven, prepare chocolate icing. Once the cake is completely cool, spread icing over the top of the cake, reserving some for garnishing the cake later. Freeze cake with icing for 1 hour.
- Prepare the oreo cheesecake layer by mixing the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high until the cream forms stiff peaks. Mix in the softened cream cheese until smooth. Spread 1/3 of the mixture over the icing on the cake. Place whole oreo cookies in a single layer across the entire cake. Follow with the remaining cheesecake mixture. Chill for 1 hour.
- Make the oreo mousse layer by mixing ½ packet of the powdered gelatin with the hot water. Refrigerate until set. Once set, place in cold water to soften gelatin enough to loosen it from the pan. Place softened gelatin into a double boiler and melt.
- In a separate double boiler, melt the chocolate, being careful not to burn it. Add melted chocolate to gelatin and mix well.
- Whip egg yolks by hand in a small bowl to soft foamy peaks. Mean while, bring honey to a boil. Pour hot honey onto the yolks stirring constantly. Fold the melted chocolate into the yolk mixture. Heat the milk in a small saucepan. Stir the milk into the chocolate mixture.
- In a large bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks and fold into the chocolate mixture. Add the crushed oreos to the mixture and mix well.
- Pour enough mousse over the cheesecake layer to form a layer about ½ inch thick. There may be mousse left over. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Prepare chocolate ganache layer by whisking together the egg, cream, and sugar in a medium metal bow. Set the bowl over water that is simmering in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat (you can also use a double boiler pan for this) and whisk for 6 minutes, or until thick. Remove the bowl from the heat, add the chocolate chips (not the mini chocolate chips), and mix with a spoon until smooth. Spread over the oreo mousse layer. Chill at least 1 hour.
- Load the reserved chocolate icing into a piping bag. Remove cake from springform pan and pipe icing into 12 even circles around the side of the cake. Lay ½ oreo cookie with cream filling removed back onto each mound of icing.
- Press mini chocolate chips around the sides of the cake. Press firmly so that the chips stick. Chill the cake for at least another hour, then use a serrated knife to cut the cake into 12 slices.
- Serve with a mound of whipped cream and oreo cookie pieces to the side.
This cake tasted almost identical to cheesecake factory's version. It's not as deep as theirs, but thats actually a good thing considering that my spring form pan was only deep enough for this recipe anyway. My only complaint is that a partial step was missing for the mousse layer. They forgot to tell you to mix the crushed oreos into the mousse at the end, but i think most people could figure that out anyway. My advice: i was worried that i was going to run out of room in the pan when i got to the mousse layer, so i didnt use as much as they said, but it turns out that the ganash layer is pretty thin. So you have plenty of room for the 1/2 inch of mousse. Oh, and pace yourself when you eat this bad boy... It's very rich. Everyone at my party raved about it!
Recipe is not complete on the gelatin layer needs to be updated and the gelatin does not say how to make on the back