Oreo Spiderweb Cheesecake with Black Velvet Cake Base

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A Spiderweb Cheesecake is just the dessert you need for a Halloween dinner party; although, it would look great on a Halloween dessert table too! A black velvet cake base is topped an Oreo cookie cheesecake filling and finished off with a piped spiderweb. It’s a Halloween cheesecake that is both spooky and delicious!

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Black Velvet Spiderweb Oreo Cheesecake

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Spiderweb Cheesecake

I think this spiderweb cheesecake looks so creepy cool and is a perfect dessert for your Halloween party!

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Ingredients used in this recipe

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Spiderweb Cheesecake Recipe Tips

Black Velvet Cake Layer

  • French vanilla cake is also a vanilla cake, but with a more distinct flavor. If you can’t find a French vanilla cake mix, a box of the regular vanilla will be fine to use.
  • Instead of the extra ingredients required to make the cake as directed on the box, this recipe replaces them with whole milk and unsalted butter (plus eggs as usual) which will enrich the cake further.
  • The cocoa powder helps to darken the vanilla cake batter, which in turn will help turn it into black velvet when adding the black food coloring.
  • Use a good quality food coloring gel or paste as the color will be more vibrant. Do not use liquid color as this will change the consistency of the cake batter, and really won’t taste good!
  • Use a springform pan because it will be a lot easier to take the finished cheesecake out of the pan.
  • Line the base of the pan with parchment paper and spray well with baking spray.
  • You will need to leave the cake layer to cool down before adding the cheesecake layer. Leave the cake in the pan!

Oreo Cheesecake Layer

  • Make sure the cream cheese is soft and at room temperature as it will be easier to use.
  • To crush the Oreo cookies place into a food bag and bash with a rolling pin to make crumbs. Or you could place in a food processor and blitz.
  • When the cheesecake is baked this layer will need to cool for an hour or so. Bare all the cooling time when making this cheesecake. I advise making it at least 24 hours before you need to serve it.

Spiderweb Topping

  • The topping is made with sour cream and used to cover the cheesecake, as well as for piping the spiderweb.
  • Place some white topping into a piping bag with a round #2 piping tip and set aside.
  • Use good quality food coloring – as I mentioned earlier – to color the rest of the sour cream topping black.
  • The best way I can describe how to pipe a spiderweb is to pipe lines across the cake as if you are cutting it into slices. Then pipe curved lines between and down each section all the way around the cake – use the photo below for reference.
  • The topping gets baked for a final time and then is left to cool completely before placing in the fridge overnight before serving.

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Spiderweb Cheesecake Recipe

Spiderweb Cheesecake Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

A Spiderweb Cheesecake is just the dessert you need for a Halloween dinner party! With a black velvet cake base, oreo cheesecake filling, and spiderweb topping, this dessert is both spooky and delicious!


For the Black Velvet Cake Base

  • 1 (15.25oz/430g) box French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Black food coloring gel

For the Oreo Cheesecake

  • 4 (8 oz packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 Oreos, crushed

For the Cheesecake Topping

  • 1½ cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Black food coloring gel


  • 1 (9") round springform pan
  • Baking spray
  • Piping bag with number 2 tip


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray the inside of the pan with baking spray.
  2. To make the black vanilla cake base, use an electric mixer to beat together the cake mix with the milk, eggs, softened butter, and cocoa powder until combined. Add in some food coloring until the batter turns black.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely in the pan.
  5. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  6. To make the Oreo cheesecake filling, place the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until combined.
  7. Add one egg at a time to the mixture, beating well before adding the next.
  8. Stir in the crushed Oreo cookies.
  9. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the cooled black velvet, and bake for 1 hour or until the cheesecake is set in the center.
  10. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely in the pan.
  11. Preheat oven to 230C/450F/Gas 8.
  12. To make the topping, mix together the sour cream sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.
  13. Place 3 tablespoons of the topping mixture into a piping bag fitted with a number 2 tip. Set aside.
  14. Add black food coloring gel to the rest of the mixture and mix well to get a good black color.
  15. Pour over the cooled cheesecake.
  16. Use the piping bag to create a spiderweb design.
  17. The easiest way to do this is to pipe lines across the cake as though you are cutting slices. Then pipe curved lines between each section all around the cake. Use the photos for reference.
  18. Place in oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  19. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely in the pan, then place in fridge overnight.
  20. Release the springform pan, cut into slices and serve.



Time shown does not include cooling time. Allow up to 24 hours.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 50gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 6g

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