Graveyard Oreo Cheesecakes

Halloween baking doesn’t get better than these spooktacular Graveyard Oreo Cheesecakes!

Each cheesecake has layers of Oreo ‘soil’, Oreo cheesecake and ‘blood’ cheesecake, and are decorated with a R.I.P biscuit tombstone and creepy Halloween sweeties.

Graveyard Oreo Cheesecakes

My top tips for making graveyard Oreo cheesecakes

These cheesecakes are actually really easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes! Here are a few tips to make sure your graveyard Oreo cheesecakes turn out perfectly:

Use the correct jar size. For this recipe, I used these 200ml dessert jars which I found on Amazon at a bargain price. The recipe will give you 4 generous-sized individual cheesecakes if you use a similar jar size.

Gel food colouring is a must. To make the red cheesecake mixture bright and saturated in colour, you will want to use gel food colouring not the liquid type. The best gel food colouring brands (in my opinion) are Wilton and AmeriColor.

Use full-fat cream cheese. Full-fat cream cheese = a lovely thick and creamy cheesecake. If you use lighter or low-fat cream cheese the cheesecake texture will be very runny and won’t set properly.

Graveyard Oreo Cheesecakes

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Graveyard Oreo Cheesecakes recipe (makes 4)


2 packs Oreos (roughly 300g total)
250g full-fat Philadelphia cream cheese, cold from the fridge
80g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200ml double cream
Red food colouring gel
Halloween sweets such as jelly snakes, brains, spiders
4 malted milk biscuits
Chocolate writing icing


Start by making the cheesecake layers
  1. Place the Oreo biscuits in a sandwich bag and bash with a rolling pin until the biscuits turn to fine crumbs. Set aside for later.
  2. Add the Philadelphia to a large mixing bowl. Sieve in the icing sugar and use an electric mixer to beat the two ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and double cream and beat for 1-2 minutes until the cheesecake mixture thickens and is smooth.
  4. Divide the cheesecake mixture between two bowls.
  5. Dye one bowl red with the food colouring. This is your red cheesecake mixture.
  6. Pour half of the Oreo crumbs into the other bowl and mix together. This is your Oreo cheesecake mixture.
Now layer the cheesecakes
  1. Fill the bottom of each jar with 3-4 teaspoons of Oreo crumbs. Save the rest of the Oreo crumbs for later.
  2. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of Oreo cheesecake mixture into the jar and smooth out into an even layer.
  3. Divide the red cheesecake mixture evenly between the jars, layering it on top of the Oreo cheesecake.
  4. Now evenly divide the remaining Oreo cheesecake mixture between the jars.
  5. Finish by spooning the remaining Oreo crumbs on top.
Time to decorate!
  1. Use the chocolate writing icing to write R.I.P on the malted milk biscuits.
  2. Push the biscuits into the cheesecake.
  3. Decorate the top of the cheesecakes with your Halloween sweeties.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Your Graveyard Oreo Cheesecakes will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

‘Oreo’ Cheesecake Cupcakes


I made these babies as part of a 21st birthday cake display and once people starting tucking in, they were a clear favourite and were gobbled up within a matter of minutes. Crushed Oreo cheesecake sandwiched between a whole Oreo and a layer of milk chocolate ganache – this recipe is a complete winner and each bite is packed full of rich, chocolately creamy goodness.

What I love about this recipe is that visually it is so rewarding, the cheesecake’s look so technical and delicious however it is most definitely one of the easiest recipes on my blog. So please don’t think ‘ohhh I could never make those’ because trust me you 100% can, whether your off to an event or simply want to bake them all for yourself, grab your mixing bowl and get preheating that oven!


Ingredients (makes 12 cheesecakes)

16 oz full-fat cream cheese
188g icing sugar
4 medium egg whites
16 Oreo’s, crushed into small chunks
Pinch of salt
12 Oreo’s to line the base

For the Ganache:
80g milk chocolate
80ml double cream


Preheat the oven to 140°C and line a 12 hole muffin tray with white cupcake cases.

To make the cheesecake mixture, beat together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. Add the egg white’s one at a time along with the salt and mix until just combined – be careful not to overmix at this point (I would recommend using an electric whisk for this step). Now fold in the crushed Oreo’s.

Place a whole Oreo at the bottom of each cupcake case and fill with the cheesecake mixture almost to the top. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool,

To make the ganache chop the chocolate up into small chunks and place in a bowl. Next heat the double cream in a saucepan over a medium heat until boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate and mix thoroughly until combined melted and smooth.

Leave the ganache to firm up for 5 minutes before spreading an even layer over the cheesecakes. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.