Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is one of those dessert recipes that people just can’t get enough of, because it is rich and creamy, and sometimes adorned with a chunky cherry or blueberry sauce. This chocolate orange cheesecake recipe takes a complete turnaround from the classic cheesecake; it pairs chocolate and orange flavoured cheesecake base with Terry’s chocolate orange segments for garnish. By plating these cake slices elegantly, drizzled with some melted chocolate and topped with a squirt of whipped cream and Terry’s chocolate orange slice, this cheesecake is a wow-worthy dessert to serve at your next dinner party.

Many people avoid making cheesecake because they think that it’s challenging, and there’s always the worry of getting cracks in your cheesecake. This easy cheesecake recipe is surprising because it’s no-bake; although it does need a significant amount of chill time. The result is that this no-bake chocolate cheesecake recipe is less dense than other cheesecakes and very creamy while still holding a solid shape. There are many ways to make cheesecake from cheesecake bites recipes to New York cheesecake recipes with a smooth sour cream topping. Europe has many different cheesecake recipes too, like Germany’s cheesecake, which uses quark cheese, or Italy’s cheesecake recipe, which uses ricotta. This orange chocolate recipe is one of the best cheesecake recipes, though, because the preparation is easy. You don’t have to bake your cheesecake in a water bath, and there’s no baking involved.

The one problem you may encounter if you want to make this elegant cheesecake recipe is finding Terry’s chocolate oranges year round since they are most frequently sold around the holidays. Don’t worry if you can’t find the Terry’s chocolate oranges, though, because you can melt the equivalent amount of orange-flavoured dark chocolate, like Lindt, or just use a pure dark chocolate and add some orange extract or orange-flavoured liquor to it, like Grand Marnier or Triple Sec. The Terry’s chocolate orange adds a unique garnish to this cheesecake recipe, but candied orange peel or curls of dark chocolate could be stunning as well. Healthy dark chocolate has become a staple snack for health foodies, but not all dark chocolate is created equal. Dark chocolate contains many flavanols, which helps lower blood pressure and improves brain function, but the most flavanols exist in dark chocolate with a higher cocoa percentage. Stick with higher cocoa percentage dark chocolate for the most health benefits.

This chocolate orange cheesecake recipe is so creamy and stunning to look at, that you will want to make this recipe for every occasion. Dark chocolate and orange are a classic French flavour combination in the dessert world, which can be found in creamy chocolate mousse recipes or Madeleine cookie recipes. If you can’t find Terry’s Chocolate Orange, just be sure to replace it with the best chocolate you can find, and you won’t go wrong. Thank you to Jessica, the author of ‘What Jess Baked Next’ recipe blog, for providing us with her elegant chocolate orange cheesecake recipe. **

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