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Chocolate Orange Cheesecake


This rich and creamy dark chocolate cheesecake has the most wonderful hints of orange! It is a fun twist on traditional cheesecake and definitely something I will make again.

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  • CRUST:
  • 1 3/4 cups Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 6 ounces shortbread cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate


Servings 16
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 495mins
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Step 1


Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine cookies and butter with a fork. Press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and slightly up the sides. Bake 15 minutes. Cool.


Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips at 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds until melted. Cool.

Beat cream cheese and 1 3/4 cups sugar until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, 1/3 cup orange juice, and eggs, one at a time. Pour into crust, and bake 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.


Mix sour cream, 6 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate together. Spread over cake.

Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips over. Bake 5 minutes.

Turn off heat, and cool in the oven with the door slightly open for 30 minutes. Place in refrigerator overnight.

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