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Chocolate and Orange Cheesecake

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.

Terry's chocolate orange

Terry’s chocolate orange

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

Ingredients:

300g Chocolate Orange Digestives

140g melted butter

400g soft cream cheese (I use Philadelphia)

350ml cream

200g icing sugar

2 Terry’s Chocolate Oranges

Method:

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.

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake