This Matcha Cheesecake recipe makes the most creamy & rich cheesecake, with a unique matcha flavor and topped with whipped cream

Pre-heat oven to 400 Fahrenheit. Line the bottom of a 10" inch springform pan with parchment paper. Remove the rim, place the parchment paper on the bottom of the pan and secure the rim again. Tighten the parchment paper by pulling it slightly outwards and cut the excess hanging from the sides, but don't cut it too short! Spray the side of the pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Use a food processor to mix the Oreo cookies, melted butter and salt. Pulse until you get fine crumbs. Press them firmly in the bottom of your springform pan, using the back of a measuring cup, a glass or/and your fingers. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 Fahrenheit.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, matcha and vanilla extract on medium speed for 1.5 minutes over a large bowl of a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Do not turn your speed to high to avoid incorporating extra air into your batter. Start adding the eggs, one by one, beating after each addition.

Pour your cheesecake mixture into your prepared Oreo cookie crust and smooth it out with the back of a spoon. Tap your pan over the counter 4-5 times to release all air bubbles. Prepare the water bath. Place your cheesecake on the middle oven rack and bake for 70-80 minutes; you'll know your cheesecake is done when the edges of the cheesecake are well set and the middle is set but still jiggly.

Turn off your oven, place a wooden spoon on your oven door to keep it slightly ajar, and leave your cheesecake to cool for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, place on a cooling rack and run a knife around the rim to loosen it (leaving the rim on). Let cool completely, cover with aluminum foil, and refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours. Over a small metal bowl and with a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Spread the whipped cream on top of your chilled cheesecake