Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake makes for super easy cheesecake bites. These Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Christmas and Valentine's Day, with a bright red color provided by the Americolor gel food coloring and the creamy cheesecake texture, with surprise bites cookie inside.
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This Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Mini bites recipe also have Oreo pieces in the batter, so every bite is loaded with that delicious Oreo flavor.
Mini cheesecakes are a great way to use up any leftover cheesecake batter if you happen to have any from making a regular-sized cheesecake.
If you've been wondering how to make cheesecake cupcakes or searching for the best cheesecake bites recipe, look no further.
- unsalted butter
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- granulated sugar
- cocoa powder
- pure vanilla extract
- red gel food coloring
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- heavy whipping cream
- cocoa powder
- powdered sugar
- mini chocolate chips
Supplies Used to Make Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Mini Bites
- 1 large piping bag with a star tip
- Hand-held mixer
- Food processor
- Cupcake pan
- Cupcake liners
Best Way To Get Food Coloring Off Your Hands
If you've ever baked something with food coloring, you've likely ended up with a food coloring stain your hands. Just rinsing your hands with water will not remove food coloring from your hands.
However, there are a few easy ways to get food coloring off your hands, all using things you likely have at home.
Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer will remove food coloring from skin. Vinegar also works. Just pour a little bit of either on a cotton ball or cloth and rub onto your skin.
I almost always use americolor food coloring and the above have always worked for me.
Though I've never tried it myself, shaving cream is also said to remove food coloring from your hands.
How to Make Oreo Pie Crust Recipe
Oreo pie crust is so easy to make, whether you're using it for these mini oreo cheesecakes or another recipe. I use the regular chocolate Oreos in this recipe but you can also make a Golden Oreo Cheesecake by swapping them out for Golden Oreos!
For homemade Oreo pie crust, blend cookies and melted butter until combined. The texture should be sand-like.
If you're making mini Oreo cheesecakes, then you'll want to line a cupcake pan with lines and press a tablespoon of the Oreo/butter mixture into the bottom of each one.
If you're making a regular-size Oreo pie crust, press the mixture into the bottom of a greased pie pan.
Use a flat cup bottom to press the mixture firmly.
How to Make Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Mini
- To make these mini red velvet cheesecakes, begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and cocoa.
- Add in vanilla, followed by the eggs one at a time.
- Mix in the red gel food coloring, to achieve the red velvet color, and fold in the chopped Oreos.
- Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons into each cupcake liner and bake for 20-22 minutes. The top should be firm. Allow to cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge overnight.
To make the chocolate ganache topping, heat heavy whipping cream to a slow simmer and pour over chocolate chips in a small bowl. Allow to sit for a minute and then whisk until smooth. Top each red velvet cheesecake with 1 1/2 tablespoons and allow to harden in the fridge.
To make the chocolate whipped cream, beat together all ingredients until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a piping bag and add a dollop to each mini cheesecake bite, on top of the ganache. Add mini cookies or chocolate chips if you wish.
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- Red Velvet Cinnamon Buns
- Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies - Red Velvet Cookies
- Recipe for Hot Chocolate Bombs - Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe