Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake. An impressive and delicious no-bake dessert. 

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Christmas is fast approaching – in a month’s time we will be just a couple of days away from the big day! Christmas is my favourite time of year for several reasons. I love putting the decorations up, listening to festive music, baking and cooking lots of delicious food, but most of all I enjoy having break from college and seeing all my family and friends.

So I told you in an earlier post that I’d already been planning all my seasonal recipes. For this year’s first festive recipe I’m sharing this amazing Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake. All you chocolate orange lovers out there NEED to give this cheesecake a try!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Terry’s chocolate orange. It’s one of mine and my sister’s favourite chocolates, I just love the rich chocolate mixed with the aromatic orange. My obsession with chocolate orange is proven with these cupcakes and these cookies.

This cheesecake is based on my popular No-Bake Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake. The base is made up of crushed chocolate orange digestive biscuits and is simply mixed together with melted butter and pressed into a cheesecake tin until compact. The cheesecake filling is made using the same method I use for all my no-bake cheesecakes. Beat together softened cream cheese with a touch of icing sugar and vanilla until smooth, then the fold through melted chocolate orange. I used two whole chocolate oranges in this cheesecake, so it is guaranteed to have a gorgeous flavour! Then the final step is to fold through some very lightly whipped cream and then spread the mixture over the prepared biscuit base. I told you it was unbelievably easy!

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For decoration I like to keep it simple with nothing too elaborate. My sister gave me the idea to fan the chocolate orange segments in the centre of the cheesecake. So we went for that easy design, finishing with swirls of piped whipped cream. This cheesecake is a gorgeous dessert that’s an absolute breeze to make and a treat to eat!

(Serves 10-12)

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base:

300g chocolate or plain digestive biscuits (or graham crackers)

140g butter (salted or unsalted), melted and cooled slightly

Cheesecake Filling:

500g full-fat cream cheese or mascarpone, softened at room temperature

2 x 157g Terry’s chocolate orange (or other orange flavoured chocolate)

300ml double cream (heavy cream), chilled

85g icing sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Decoration:

Terry’s chocolate orange segments – I also grated some over to decorate

Whipped cream – approx. 150ml double or whipping cream

Method:

  1. To prepare the base: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Tip the biscuit crumbs into a 23cm springform cake tin and press down until firm. Use the back of a spoon of glass to smooth over, place in the refrigerator to chill whilst you make the filling.
  2. To make the cheesecake filling: Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie or in the microwave in 20 second intervals. Leave to cool only for a few minutes – chocolate stills needs to be slightly warm before adding the remaining cheesecake ingredients later to avoid lumps forming. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese with the icing sugar and vanilla until softened. In another mixing bowl whisk the cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold the cream into the cream cheese mix. Finally, fold through the melted chocolate.
  4. Spoon the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and smooth over with a spatula or palette knife. Cover and leave to chill for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the tin and decorate. Best serve chilled. The cheesecake can be made ahead of time, leave it in the tin, covered with cling film for up to 3 days. Leftover slices (if any!) can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator.

Cheesecake lovers you’re going to adore this! The cheesecake will make an amazing centrepiece on the dinner table on Christmas day!

jess

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144 thoughts on “Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

  1. I don’t know if I can be happy until a slice of this cake is in front of me. I am typically not a chocolate-orange fan but I am open to being made a believer. This looks like it could make me a believer.

  2. Jess! This cheesecake looks incredible. I think I just started at that first photo for about five minutes…until I started drooling. And then I noticed it was no-bake…seriously! This dessert needs a spot in my kitchen. 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh, I haven’t had a Terry’s Chocolate Orange in YEARS! My grandmother would always put one out at each of the kids plates every Christmas! This cheesecake is seriously GORGEOUS, Jess! Loving the chocolate orange and cheesecake combo – totally winning! Cheers – to a fabulous Thanksgiving week! ❤

  4. I love the no bake part! I posted a dessert on my blog, I cant help but get excited over desserts this time of the year 🙂 Looks delicious!

  5. Wow, this looks incredible!! The flavor combination of orange and chocolate is one of my favorites, and I feel like it’s so underrated! Love that you’ve combined them in one decadent dessert! 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness – this looks amazing Jess! Love the orange slices on top, they look so pretty. I am obsessed with the chocolate and orange combination, so this cheesecake sounds like absolute heaven!!! It’s beautiful!

  7. This cheesecake sounds so easy to make, I’m always to scared to make cheesecakes as I made one once and it was a complete disaster, it’s put me right off. I’m going to look at your other ones and make one very soon I think 🙂 I agree with it wouldn’t be Christmas without a chocolate orange, I love them!! Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

  8. I’ve never had a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, but I love the chocolate-orange combination! This cheesecake looks so indulgent and delicious, and is such a festive holiday dessert!

  9. Oh my goodness. I have such a special place in my heart for those chocolate oranges during the holidays. I have already pinned your chocolate orange cupcakes, but now a cheesecake? I’m dying. Pinning this, I just wish it was in front of me right now!

  10. I love Christmas for all the same reasons. I can’t believe how quickly it’s approaching. I certainly do associate those chocolate oranges with Christmas! Your cheesecake is beautifully presented xx

  11. My favourite Christmas chocolate ever! (although I don’t know why I always think of Christmas with chocolate oranges, you can get them year round!) This is so beautiful, what a great way to use chocolate oranges to make a spectacular dessert! 🙂

  12. These comments refer to how wonderful this cheese cake looks (& I agree!) but has anyone (aside from the poster) actually made & tasted it to give an accurate review???

    • Hi Louise. I’m really glad you like the look of the cheesecake – it really does taste as good as it looks! 😉 Some of my readers have already made the recipe, and since posting, this cheesecake has received positive feedback on my social media platforms. If you’re interested take a look at my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find people who have made it, and enjoyed it.

  13. Hi Jess, I made the cheesecake and left it in the fridge for 11 hours however the top hasn’t really set (base is fine) Any tips to get it to set next time? Thinking of having it as one of our Christmas Day puddings! X

    • Hi Alicia! I’m not sure what went wrong. Maybe the double cream wasn’t whipped enough, which may have caused the cheesecake to have become too runny on this occasion.

      However, I’m really pleased you’re making the cheesecake for Christmas Day pudding! I’m here if you have any other questions.

      Jess
      x

  14. I made this yesterday and it turned out awesome! I couldn’t find the chocolate orange digestives, so I used oreo cookie crumbs, and it worked out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. I just came across your blog. Love anything chocolate orange, but where in the world do you find chocolate orange digestive biscuits. Are you in the UK? This looks delish. Thanks so much.

    • Hi Shirely – yes I live in the UK. I bought my chocolate orange digestives at Tesco and they’re still available in store. If you cannot find them you can substitute with digestives, chocolate digestives or any other biscuit you like.

      Glad you like the look of the cheesecake. Hope you give it a try sometime! 🙂

      Jess
      x

      • Thank you Jess. My step-daughter lives in London and will be coming to the states in a few months. Maybe I will see if she can find me a pack and bring. I used to live in Saudi Arabia and digestive biscuits were big at the commissary, but I have never seen the orange chocolate ones. Oh I just remembered, we have a British Store in Houston where I go to pick up certain things. I will call them and see if they have any. Thanks again!! Looking forward to trying this recipe!

        Shirley

      • Hi Shirley – that’s awesome. Where about does she live in London? It’s a great city! 🙂 Regarding the biscuits, if you want you don’t have to use digestives you can substitute with graham crackers or a similar plain/chocolate cookie you like. Oreos would work perfectly as well.

  16. Hi Jess,

    Yes, I know I can use various other things for the crust, but I love chocolate orange and would love to try it with that, at least one time!! Not sure where she lives. Her address says Harlesden then London, NW 10 4PL UK Do you live in London?

    • Hi Shirely – the chocolate orange digestives are delicious and definitely make the cheesecake a little extra special! 🙂 I don’t really know London that well. I live in Essex, which is about an hour’s car journey from London.

  17. Hi Jess, Her husband is from the UK, so that is why she is there. Not sure of where his parents live, but they don’t live in London, either. It is an hour or two away. I will let you know if she is able to find them. Thanks again.

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