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!

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No-Bake Chocolate Honeycomb Cheesecake

Milk chocolate cheesecake studded with crushed chocolate coated honeycomb pieces. The best no-bake honeycomb cheesecake recipe you will ever try! 

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This is actually a recipe-redo from a little while back. I posted a honeycomb cheesecake and have finally got some new photos for the recipe and made a few changes to the original. It’s been requested through emails from many readers and I finally got round to making one and I’m really happy to share it again!

I have always loved no-bake cheesecakes more than the baked varieties. But saying that I have shared quite a few baked cheesecakes which happen to be amazing AND tasty too! No-bake cheesecakes are always great because they can be made ahead of time and and look really impressive. The hardest part is always waiting for the cheesecake to chill and set. 😉

This cheesecake has to one of my favourites to date. Chocolate coated honeycomb is one of the best type of chocolate bars and when combined with this easy, fluffy milk chocolate cheesecake it makes a delicious showstopper dessert.

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honeycomb cheesecake recipe

(Serves 10-12)

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base:

140g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

300g digestive biscuits, broken into pieces (you can also use graham cracker or your favourite chocolate milk cookie as well)

Chocolate Cheesecake Filling: 

500g full-fat cream cheese, softened

300ml double cream, whipped

45 / 3 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted

300g dark or milk chocolate, melted and cooled slightly – use 200g milk and 100g dark chocolate

4 (1 pack) chocolate honeycomb bars, crushed into small pieces – you can add more if you like

To decorate:

Whipped Cream

Chocolate coated honeycomb or regular honeycomb, crushed

Method:

1. To make the biscuit base: Crush the biscuits in a food processor of simply in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin until they’re fine crumbs. Tip into a mixing bowl and add mix through the melted butter. Press into a 23cm springform cheesecake tin until compact. Place in the fridge to chill whilst you make the filling.

2. To make the cheesecake filling: Beat the softened cream cheese with the icing sugar in an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy – this will take approx. 2-3 minutes. Then fold in the cream and chocolate. When well mixed through, finish by folding through the crushed honeycomb. Spread out onto the prepared base and even over with a palette knife or spatula. Now cover and leave to set in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight. * I recommend overnight chilling, as the cheesecake flavour develops and cuts more easily too.

3. To decorate: Take the cheesecake out from the fridge and allow to come up to room temperature for just 5 minutes before removing from the tin. Once removed, finish by drizzling over some extra melted chocolate, pipe on some swirls of whipped cream and then scatter over even more honeycomb.

Note: The cheesecake will stay in the fridge for up to 3 days. Top with the cream and honeycomb just prior to serving.

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Enjoy!

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