Deliciously creamy No-Bake Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake perfect for Dessert and an Afternoon Treat!
If you hadn’t already noticed from following my blog, or especially my Instagram, I ADORE Chocolate, but especially Terry’s Chocolate Orange chocolate. I literally have no idea why so much, other than it being utterly amazing and one of the best things ever. After the success of my Chocolate Orange Cookies, and Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cupcakes I decided to continue my cheesecake obsession with a suitably amazing Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake!
I have made a bunch of Cheesecakes now, and this is by far my favourite. Some of you may disagree, but I adore this one. I have made it countless times now that I can’t actually count. My mum, who shockingly isn’t actually a massive fan of Chocolate Orange as a flavour combination (this is news to me…) is actually a really big fan of this. Something about the creaminess and moussey texture of the Cheesecake filling is what makes it delicious to her. I agree, I am shocked about how delicious it is.
This recipe is super easy to make, its a no-bake recipe and you will want to make it over and over and over! The good thing about this sort of thing is that if you don’t have Terry’s chocolate where you are, you can easily substitute it for normal plain or milk chocolate and add orange zest or flavouring too it to make it equally as delicious! I also adore a thick and buttery biscuit base on my cheesecakes which you might have noticed, but the amount of filling makes it a perfect match!
RECIPE UPDATED JULY 2016
I have done a little experimenting as I had a few comments that the mixture ‘seizes’ slightly when making it. It still sets perfectly fine, and still tastes delicious, but the chocolate orange itself with seize. This means that the chocolate will go hard pretty much as soon as you start mixing it, so instead of having a smooth delicious mixture, you basically have a chocolate orange chip cheesecake. I wanted to stop this from happening if I could so I did a few experiments!
I found that if you mix the Cream Cheese with the Icing sugar, then add the Melted Chocolate and whisk till smooth, and then add in the Cream and whisk until think, the mixture will turn out super smooth, and will set perfectly. It may not look as thick as it did before, mine didn’t for a while but whisking it for a little longer worked, but it sets like a dream. I have written the original method below, and the new one so you can choose which you prefer!
This recipe makes an 8″/20cm cheesecake – Serves 12!
– 150g butter
– 300g digestives/hobnobs
– 2x 280g Philadelphia Full-Fat Cream Cheese
– 300ml double cream
– 75g icing sugar
– 2x Terry’s Chocolate Orange’s
– Whipped Cream
– Spare Chocolate orange segments
– Grated Chocolate
– Melted Chocolate Orange
1) To make the cheesecake base – melt the butter in the microwave on short bursts on in a small pan over a medium heat until fully melted.
2) Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a small crumb or in a bag with the end of a rolling pin, add the butter, and mix until it is combined well. Tip into a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin and press down firmly – chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
3) To make the cheesecake filling – Melt the 250g of Chocolate orange in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring gently or microwave in short bursts until fully melted – leave to cool slightly whilst doing the rest.
4) Mix together the cream cheese and Icing sugar until thick and whip up the double cream in a separate bowl – fold the mixtures together, and then fold through the melted & cooled chocolate. If you find its quite sloppy, whisk till thick!
With a stand mixer, whip the Cream Cheese and Icing Sugar until smooth. Add in the slightly cooled Melted chocolate, and whip again till smooth. Pour in the Double Cream and continue to whip until thick. Check it occasionally and scrape down the sides until its all combined and really thick.
5) Pour the mix on to the biscuit base, smooth over, cover, and chill in the fridge for 5-6 hours, or preferably overnight.
6) To decorate the cheesecake – Using the spare chocolate orange, melt a few segments and drizzle over the cheesecake, and add some grated chocolate or some segments to finish — or use some whipped cream!
If it looks like your cheesecake isn’t setting, or its a but sloppy, or you’re even not sure.. try it anyway. Try to set the mix anyway! If it still doesn’t set, freeze it and have an Ice Cream Cheesecake!
Tips and Ideas
I recommend using a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin in this recipe!
You could easily half the recipe used to make a smaller cheesecake, I prefer to make this size because it is always eaten so quickly and is so delicious! You can serve this with a splash of cream or just on its own – its utterly delicious and so easy to make!
This recipe will last covered in the fridge for 3-4 days! 🙂
P.s. Its utterly delicious, so don’t be surprised if you eat the whole thing yourself.
Find my other Cheesecake recipes on my Recipes Page!
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