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Refreshing Chocoorange Cheesecake

Details

Time
8 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cheesecake

Need the perfect baked chocolate orange cheesecake recipe? You got it. This rich and creamy dessert shines with a burst of orange along with the sophisticated taste of HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate. The only downside? Everyone will be begging you for the recipe.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Cool Time
3 hours
Chill Time
3 hours
Freeze Time
15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted

  • 2 cups

    sugar, divided

  • 1 cup

    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • 3 packages

    cream cheese (8 oz each), softened

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1-1/2 cups

    dairy sour cream

  • 2 tsps

    orange extract

  • 1 tsp

    freshly grated orange peel

  • 1-1/2 cups

    whipped topping

  • orange wedges (optional)

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

mixer
Mixer
9-inch springform pan
9-inch Springform Pan
microwave-safe bowl
Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave
Microwave
bowl
Bowl
oven
Oven
wire rack
Wire Rack
refrigerator
Refrigerator
1

Stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar in small bowl; pat firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

2

Place chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute or just until chips are melted when stirred.

3

Beat cream cheese and remaining 1-3/4 cups sugar in large bowl; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in sour cream and orange extract. Stir 3 cups cream cheese mixture into melted chocolate chips; pour into crust. Freeze 10 to 15 minutes until chocolate sets.

4

Heat oven to 325°F. Stir orange peel into remaining cream cheese mixture; gently spread over chocolate mixture.

5

Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until set except for 3-inch circle in center; turn off oven. Let stand in oven, with door ajar, 1 hour; remove from oven. With knife, loosen cheesecake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Cover; refrigerate. Garnish with whipped topping and orange wedges, if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. 

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