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Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Recipe

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Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

The dark chocolate, natural orange and cream cheese make this a healthier dessert choice.

Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
If you love that chocolate-orange flavor combination, this Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake recipe is for you.

Serving Idea for Bite-Sized Portions

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Prep Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 Servings


  • 3 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, (36 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2-1/2 pounds (5 - 8 ounce packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate, cut into small (1-inch) pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease 9x13 pan. Crush cookies in food processor. Continue processing while drizzling in butter. Press crumbs into prepared pan. Set aside. In stand mixer, or with electric beaters, combine cream cheese and sugar. Add flour, orange zest and juice. Mix. Completely mix in sour cream. Add eggs one at a time until well combined. Pour into prepared pan. Drop tablespoons of marmalade over cheesecake. Take a spoon and evenly spread over batter. Bake for 40 to 55 minutes or until just set and middle is still wiggly. Completely cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours of overnight.

Place chocolate into stainless steel bowl. Set aside. Heat cream, butter and sugar in a heavy sauce pan. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil. Pour mixture over chocolate. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Remove cheesecake from refrigerator. Spread chocolate mixture over cheesecake. Refrigerate Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake until chocolate is firm. Number of servings depend on size of slices.

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 5 out of 5
Fantastic!, Member ELaBau

These bars are awesome. I baked them for a group and everyone loved them. I followed the recipe as written, except I didn't wait for the cheesecake to cool completely before adding the ganache on top: I put it in the fridge while mixing the chocolate layer, smoothed the chocolate on the warm cheesecake, and chilled the entire thing overnight. Worked like a charm. Also, my marmalade didn't really spread, so I ended up swirling it through the cheesecake. Next time I'll just mix it in with all the other ingredients. Definitely chill overnight, and when you cut the squares, dunk the knife in hot water and wipe it off every time you make a cut. This'll give you nice, clean edges.

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