Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake. An impressive and delicious no-bake dessert.
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!
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!
300g chocolate or plain digestive biscuits (or graham crackers)
140g butter (salted or unsalted), melted and cooled slightly
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
Terry’s chocolate orange segments – I also grated some over to decorate
Whipped cream – approx. 150ml double or whipping cream
- 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 to smooth over, place in the fridge to chill whilst you make the filling.
- 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.
- Fold the cream into the cream cheese mix. Finally, fold through the melted chocolate.
- 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.
- 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!
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148 thoughts on “Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake”
Oh my!! Looks really divine!! 😀 I want a slice right now!
I LOVE Terry’s Chocolate Orange! This cheesecake is perfection! 🙂
Thanks Marsha! Terry’s chocolate orange is definitely my favourite chocolate, and it’s one of the best things about Christmas time! Glad you like the cheesecake! 🙂
This cheesecake is just stunning, Jessica! I’ve never had orange and chocolate together before. I bet this is just amazing!
Thanks so much, Gayle!
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.
You’d love this cheesecake, Jessie!
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. 🙂
Thanks so much, David! Haha – this cheesecake is definitely one of my favourite cheesecake creations so far! 🙂 It tasted delicious and was a breeze to make!
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! <3
Thanks Cheyanne! Terry’s chocolate orange is the best chocolate! So happy you like the cheesecake! Hope you have a brilliant Thanksgiving!
This chocolate orange cheesecake sounds absolutely amazing! Love the chocolate orange slices on top, and this cheesecake looks so gorgeous.
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!
Thank you! No-bake desserts are always great, they’re so easy and quick to make! Desserts are pretty much my favourite thing to eat all year round, but even more so during the holidays! 🙂
O wow, chocolate and orange is basically the best dessert combo out there! Need to give this a try <3
This is what the word SWOON was invented for! Gorgeous cheesecake with one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations!
Thank you so much, Annie!
Looks mouthwatering! So beautiful! Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks Mira! Hope you enjoy it!
This is just a gorgeous cake! I swear my eyes would pop out of my head if someone put that baby on my table!
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! 🙂
Thanks Blair! It’s definitely an underrated flavour combo – but so incredibly tasty! 🙂
I’m also super excited about Christmas fun! Love this festive cake!
Love the combination of chocolate and orange, and to combine it with cheese cake it’s even better! Looks Delicious.
Thank you! It’s a wonderful flavour combo and works really well in this cheesecake!
Oh my goodness! Orange chocolate cheesecake?!?! This is revolutionary, my friend!
Thanks so much, Rachelle!
Oh my God, happy tears of joy are streaming down my face!! All drama aside, this look SO good, never thought of making a cake with these chocolate oranges, but what a great idea!!
Thank you, Stephanie!
I think I could just eat the packet of the chocolate orange digestive biscuits as I love the combination 🙂
Haha – me too! Love digestives!
Oh my goodness. I’m definitely a chocolate orange lover and this looks absolutely heavenly (and completely gorgeous). Perfect for Christmas!
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!
Thanks so much, Harriet! 🙂
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
Thanks Laura! It was really easy to make – that’s why I love no-bake cheesecakes so much! I have a quite a few no-bake cheesecakes I think you like! Do let me know if you make one – I would love to know what you think! 🙂
I’ll definitely let you know Jess 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying one.
Sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve pinned this one!! 🙂
I really hope you like it, Linda! 🙂
This cheesecake is beautiful, Jess! I love the chocolate and orange combo! It would make the perfect dessert for the holidays!
This looks amazing! I love chocolate and orange together. I believe this will make an appearance on my table soon! Pinning
Thanks Sandra! It’s a delicious flavour combo, one of my favourites for this time of year. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
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!
Thanks so much, Marcie! Terry’s chocolate oranges are delicious, and even more so in this cheesecake!
Oh my..oh my….this has “trouble” written all over it ! LOL! I want IT !!!!!!
Haha! The cheesecake was very addictive! We couldn’t stop eating it! 😉
What a great looking festive cake Jessica! I love cheesecake and I like the sound of this, even if I am not a big chocolate orange eater! 😀
Thanks Lorraine! I think you’d like this cheesecake! 🙂
Oh I love the combination of chocolate and orange, and to add cheesecake the mix sounds completely and totally addictive! So perfect for the holidays!
This looks so delicious and I have never eaten those chocolates and now I can’t stop thinking about them!! That orange and chocolate combination sounds so divine!!
Thank you so much, Ami! Haha, if you ever get the chance you have to try a chocolate orange! They’re SO good! I’m really pleased you like the cheesecake – it was really delicious.
This cheesecake looks so gorgeous, Jess! I’m with you, I love Christmas and this time of year. This cheesecake would be a perfect dessert for Christmas too!
Thanks so much, Danielle! Christmas is definitely the best time of year! Glad you like the cheesecake!
How on earth can you NOT eat 1/2 of this when you’re baking it??!
Haha! I could’ve easily devoured the whole thing! Luckily I have a few willing taste testers who help me out! 😉
I would be all over this! I never eat Terry’s chocolate orange apart from at Christmas and I definitely make up for it and eat loads. I need to use it to make this.
Thanks Dannii! Terry’s chocolate orange is so good! Definitely my favourite chocolate to eat over Christmas! 🙂
This cheesecake is just beautiful, Jess! Chocolate and orange is one of my favorite combinations and I love that this is no-bake!
Thanks so much, Kristine!
Orange and chocolate are so wonderful together. I saw the picture for this cheesecake and I immediately wanted a slice. It looks absolutely lovely!
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!
Thanks so much, Meghan! Chocolate oranges are so delicious. I really hope you make the cupcakes and this cheesecake! 🙂
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
Thank you, Charlie!
Oh my goodness! This flavor combination sounds divine, and the cheesecake looks aaaaammmazing!
Thanks Phi! 🙂
I cannot believe Christmas is less than one month away! And this cheesecake! Goodness, it sounds so amazing. I love Terry’s chocolate oranges and the chocolate/orange combo!
Thanks Amanda! I know, time has just flown by! Glad you like the cheesecake! 🙂
Oh my gosh!! WOW! This looks amazing! What a beautiful recipe! My brother used to love those chocolate orange pieces!!! YUM!
Sincerely, Cailee @ http://hellohealthyeating.com 🙂
Thanks so much, Cailee!
Yay for Christmas! This chocolate orange cheesecake is a show stopper. Love how delicious and full of awesome flavors this cake is. Delish share! 🙂
Thanks Anu! I’m so excited for Christmas! 🙂
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! 🙂
Thanks Annie! I know right, love Terry’s chocolate orange and I pretty much eat it all year round too!
This looks so good! We used to get these chocolate oranges in our stocking when we were kids, but I haven’t had one in a long time. What a great idea!
This looks amazing, Jess! And hooray for no-bake cheesecakes!
Thanks so much, Eva! No-bake cheesecakes are always great!
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.
This is just gorgeous!! x
Thank you lovely! x
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.
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!
Hi Stephaine! Thank you for the brilliant feedback! I’m really happy you enjoyed the cheesecake. Love the idea of using oreo cookie crumbs, I’m definitely going to try that next time I make this. 🙂
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! 🙂
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!
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.
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.
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.