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Refreshing Chocoorange Cheesecake


1 Hr. 15 Min.
20 Min.
Skill Level:
1 cheesecake

This perfect Chocolate Orange Cheesecake recipe is as glorious as it tastes. This rich, creamy and sophisticated dessert shines with the addition of orange and HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate. Don't forget to top your chocolate orange cheesecake with a generous dollop of whipped topping, plus fragrant and freshly grated orange peel for that extra-special touch.

Next up, try this Orange Cocoa Cake — the combination of orange and chocolate is undeniably delicious.

Ingredients & Directions

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


  • 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
  • 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)

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

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


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


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.


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


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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