It’s tradition in our house that Santa puts a Terry’s Chocolate Orange in our stockings Christmas morning. And, to be honest, it’s the only time of year that I have one. Some have the family now prefer the darker version. I still like the milk version. So when I was browsing through my cookery emails (BBC Good Food) I spied this little beauty, and had to try it.
I’ve adjusted the recipe as the original doesn’t make a big enough dessert, I’ve also used Chocolate Orange Digestives in the base, for an extra kick of chocolate AND orange.
Chocolate and Orange Cheesecake
300g Chocolate Orange Digestives
140g melted butter
400g soft cream cheese (I use Philadelphia)
200g icing sugar
2 Terry’s Chocolate Oranges
Crush the biscuits and mix well with the melted butter to make the base. Press this into a loose ring cake tin (8”) and leave to set in the fridge.
Meanwhile melt 1 1/5 of the chocolate oranges and set aside. As an aside, we do not have a microwave, so I always give a warning if melting chocolate in the microwave- it’s SO EASY to burn.
Whip together the cream cheese and the icing sugar. In a separate bowl whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add this to the cream cheese mix, and fold gently but well until completely combined.
At this stage I move some of this mix into the “cream” bowl. Then add the melted chocolate into the main mixture. This gets mixed well, and then I swirl the “cream” bowl mix through to give a fancy pattern!
Then carefully add the whole lot onto the cold biscuit base. Refrigerate until set, approx. 5 hours.
Remove carefully from the tin, pipe some freshly whipped cream onto it and decorate with the extra orange pieces.