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Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Trifle

by Nick Makrides
Cookies And Cream Trifle

Nicks favourite thing…

My favourite thing about this cookies & cream cheesecake trifle is what happens to it the day after it’s made. When you combine cream and cookies together and let them get to know each other for a day, the cookies become soft and cakey and it just makes it such a delicious experience!

I love the addition of brownies in this recipe too. It adds an extra dose of chocolate which makes this a fun and indulgent dessert!

What does it taste like?

So many good flavours! Let me break it down!

Brownies – so chocolatey and so indulgent. The cookies in this recipe are fudgy, and add a delicious texture to this trifle.

Chocolate Ganache – this is going to add some sweetness to the dessert. Believe it or not, the dessert is not overly sweet.

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake – the cheesecake is so delicious and tangy in this recipe and helps break through the sweetness of the chocolate.

Whipped Cream – In my opinion, the star of the show! I love what the cream does to the cookies in this recipe and I love the texture it gives it too. Soft and creamy. Yum!

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What are the ingredients I need?

All-purpose flour – also known as plain flour.

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – I would recommend only using unsweetened cocoa powder.

Granulated Sugar – You can use this or caster sugar. Either is fine.

Unsalted butter – you can use salted if you wish.

Dark Chocolate – I used Nestle Chocolate melts.

Eggs – I used large eggs.

Oreos – You can use any type of chocolate cookie you like. It doesn’t have to be Oreos.

Heavy Cream – This is the type of cream you use for whipping.

Cream Cheese – Use block cream cheese. Not the spreadable kind. I used Philadelphia cream cheese.

Powdered Sugar – Also known as icing sugar.

Vanilla Extract – Use a really good quality vanilla extract. A little goes a long way!

My Top Tips!

  • When whipping the cream, whip to stiff peaks but don’t whip beyond that or you’ll end up with butter!
  • This recipe really relies on good quality ingredients to be really superb! So don’
  • T skimp on good butter, vanilla extract and cocoa powder.

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Cookies And Cream Trifle

Cookies And Cream Trifle

Serves 16

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Cake
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups dark chocolate
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cup oreos, divided

Chocolate Ganache

  • 2 cups dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Cookies And Cream Cheesecake

  • 2 blocks cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Oreos, crushed

Whipped Cream



Instructions

Chocolate Ganache

  • Add chocolate and cream into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time, mixing each time until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to set. Alternatively, you may melt it using a double boiler. Fill a medium sized pot with 1/3 of the way with water. Bring to a boil. Place bowl with chocolate and cream over the top and gently mix until mixture is completely melted and smooth. To soften the ganache to spreading or piping consistency microwave for 10 seconds at a time, mixing each time with a large spatula until it reaches the right consistency. Allow to set at room temp.

Brownies

  • Preheat a fan forced oven to 175C (340F). Spray an 8by 8 inch square pan with non stick cooking spray and lay the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add butter and chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time and repeat until it becomes smooth.
  • Add flour, eggs, sugar to a large mixing bowl and mix on low speed using the paddle attachment or a wooden spoon until everything is combined.
  • Slowly add chocolate and butter mixture while mixing on low speed. 
  • Add batter to baking tin lined with baking paper. Bake for 30 min or until a pick comes out with moist crumbs. Allow to cool down completely before using a large knife to cut up into 4x4 rows. You’ll end up with 16 brownie cubes.

Cookies And Cream Cheesecake

  • Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to whip until creamy and smooth. Add the cream and oreos. Mix until well combined.

Whipped Cream

  • Add the whipping cream and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to whip to stiff peaks.

Assembly

  • Begin by adding half the brownies into a serving bowl or trifle bowl. Top with half the cheesecake mixture. Use a spatula or spoon to spread around evenly. Top with some chopped Oreos. Then with half the chocolate ganache. Add a third of the whipped cream and spread around with a spoon. Add more chopped Oreos followed by the rest of the brownies. Add the remaining cheesecake mixture and spread around. Top with chopped Oreos, followed by the second third of the cream. Top with more chopped Oreos and then pipe some swirls of whipped cream on top using an open star tip. Top with Oreo halves and rainbow sprinkles.

Notes

The trifle is best eaten the day after it’s made. To serve the trifle use a sharp knife to cut wedges. Use a cake server to scoop it out piece by piece.

Nutrition

Calories : 1433kcal
Carbonhydrates: 79g
Protein: 13g
Fat: 122g
Saturated Fat: 73g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
Monounsaturated Fat : 36g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 396mg
Sodium: 279mg
Potassium : 644mg
Fiber: 7g
Sugar : 48g
Vitamin A: 3722IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 199mg
Iron: 9mg
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