No-Bake Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake!

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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. I mean, I knew I would like it.. but its SO much tastier then I thought it could ever be! Honestly, my favourite recipe. Ever.



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! If you want to do less biscuit, reduce the biscuit, and the butter but to the same ratio. So, half the amount of butter to the amount of biscuit! Although, what kind of criminal doesn’t like the biscuit base?!


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!




5 from 5 votes
No-Bake Terry's Chocolate Orange Cheesecake!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Deliciously creamy No-Bake Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake perfect for Dessert and an Afternoon Treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 528 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Biscuit Base
  • 300 g Digestives
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
Cheesecake Filling
  • 500-600 g Cream Cheese (full fat)
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 75 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 g Terry's Chocolate Orange
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 12 Terry's Chocolate Orange Segments
  • 75 g Melted Chocolate
  • Sprinkles
For the Biscuit Base
  1. 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. 

  3. Tip into a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin and press down firmly – chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

For the Cheesecake Filling
  1. Melt the 300g 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.

  2. 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!

  3. OR - 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.

  4. Pour the mix on to the biscuit base, smooth over, cover, and chill in the fridge for 5-6 hours, or preferably overnight.

For the Decoration
  1. Whip together the Double Cream and Icing sugar together till its thick and you can pipe it. 

  2. Drizzle over some melted chocolate onto the cheesecake, and pipe the cream onto the cheesecake. 

  3. Add a segment per slice, and sprinkle over some sprinkles! 

Recipe Notes
  • 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!
  • 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! 
  • If you don't want to pay for Terry's Chocolate Oranges as they can sometimes be a little pricey, you can easily use regular milk chocolate and add in 2tsps Orange Extract. 
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Terry's Chocolate Orange Cheesecake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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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© Jane’s Patisserie 2015





  1. 5 stars
    Hi Jane, made this last weekend. Wow. Family came as usual for Sunday dinner and all agreed this is a winner. I used dark chocolate and added orange essence as I only had one Terrys orange. Still tasted amazing .
    I am learning so much at the moment as only just started to make desserts. After making this I found your video on YouTube. Could have saved a lot of time as I did so much individually instead of just bunging everything in a bowl and mixing but hey ho you live and learn.
    Many thanks for your recipe.

  2. This looks amazing! I want to make it for a big family Christmas but so many desserts to make that I want to make some stuff ahead of time. Do you think it would freeze ok for use in a weeks time?

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe – Its the second time I’ve made this and its absolutely delicious. I made some last night in tall ice cream glasses for a movie night and am taking a tray bake version to my families today. Amazing 🙂

  4. Hi, I have tried your recipe and the mixture was quite sloppy i literally poured it over the biscuit base. I used the exact ingredients and quantities. I used a standmixer and it all looked fine until i added the double cream, despite whipping for a good 30-40mins with a powerful stand mixer it looked the same. What am i doing wrong? Thanks

    1. 30-40 minutes would have been the issue. Thats waaaayy too long. After a while, you can whip too much and revert it back to a liquid (same with most mixtures). It does naturally get runnier once the cream is added, but should whip back up. But if the chocolate was too hot when put in, it would have melted the mixture somewhat. Stick it in the freezer and it’ll be dandy!

  5. How do I make this in 23 cm tin? How many slices would this make? I am making it for a fundraising dinner and need to get it perfect the first time! No pressure!!

  6. I made this cheesecake for Mothers day. It turned out perfectly. Everyone loved it
    Such and easy straightforward recipe too. I will be making more
    Thank you

  7. Hey,

    I am wanting to do this for my partners birthday but we are travelling that day, so I was wondering if I pre made it and froze it would it still come out with a stable texture if I fully defrost it on my travels?
    Kind thanks 😊

  8. Followed the newest mix version to a tee but the recipe does not set like a baked cheesecake. The texture is more like a slightly set pudding (even after 12 hours in the fridge.). It tastes delicious but would highly recommend freezing it so you are not disappointed with the texture. Enjoy!

    1. Hiya! It sounds like you hadn’t quite got the mixture thick enough otherwise it would’ve set harder, but no-bake cheesecakes are naturally softer than baked ones as they are different.

  9. Hi, I made this for one of our Christmas Day desserts and it turned out perfect! I used 250g Chocolate Orange in the cheesecake mixture and although I couldn’t taste it much when I licked the spatula, the end result told a different story and was just right! I followed the most updated method and mixed the Philadelphia with the icing sugar, then whisked in the cooled melted chocolate and then finally poured in the double cream and whisked until thick. Made the night before and the texture was just right. Making it again for more guests in a couple of days! Thank you Jane x

    1. Hi Jane thank you so much for posting this recipe! Ant wait to try it out over Christmas! I was wondering when do you sprinkle the chocolate decor? Is it after the cheesecake has chilled for 5-6 hours?

  10. Hi. Roughly how long do you mix the filling at each step? (cream cheese and icing sugar, then with the melted choc and then with the double cream)
    I made this and while it tastes amazing, it didnt set 🙁 This happens with every cheesecake I try 🙁

    1. If it happens every time, it might be the ingredients you are using, or that you simply don’t whip long enough. It’s hard to say on timings because every mixer is different, and I just sorta know when to stop.

  11. Hi this looks like a fab recipe I’ll be making it on Christmas eve ready for Christmas day any ideas on where to get the little orange balls for decoration? Thank you so much cannot wait to make and try this!

  12. Hello!
    I had a little laugh when I read your recipe. You have listed “Spare chocolate orange slices”. There’s no such thing as spare slices, those are the chefs benefit while the cheesecake sets 😂
    Fab recipe, so yummy!

  13. Sorry I’m a bit confused? How much of the 2 chocolate oranges do you have to keep fro decoration because 1 is 175g so 2 is 350g so do you save 100g for decoration as you use 250 in the recipe?

    1. You can just use two entire chocolate oranges in the mix if you want – it’s not an exact science – but yes I used that originally. However, as chocolate oranges are now 157g, it might be easier to buy a third so you have enough to decorate with.

  14. This cake is awesome and way too addictive. I’m supposed to be cutting down on sugar but there’s no chance of that while this is sat in the fridge, but it’s so worth it.
    Everyone is now wanting to come round to our flat more often than usual, however I don’t think that’s to see us!

    1. Yeah it is and is now chilling in the fridge. Seemed to be ok. (From what I tasted on the beaters it’s good too 😉 )

  15. When you say 2 terry chocolate orange in the recipe do you mean 2 segments from a whole orange, 2 whole oranges! Or 2 of the bars?

  16. Good morning, I would like to say thank you for excellent recipes i love naking these cakes during spare time for the family, During the summer 2016 issue of Baking heaven It had your recipe for chocolate orange cheesecake, it was running smoothly until it came to decorating the cake it did not explain that the orange zest sugar and the chocolate drizzle are two separate types of decoration.

    1. Hi – Thank you so much! Unfortunately I can’t help what the magazine has printed and if they had to delete some words to make it fit to the magazine. As you can see on my post on here it says “Sprinkle on some orange zest sugar (Mix together the Orange zest and caster sugar until the sugar turns orange and its combined!), and then using the second chocolate orange, melt a few segments and drizzle over the cheesecake,” which is explaining to sprinkle over the orange zest sugar, and then drizzle.

    2. Thank you for the reply, yes after my first attempt doing it from the magazine realised a problem so came on to your website to double check the recipe and what it says, I totally agree with what you said of course, just the magazine was slightly confusing and made it sound like you added both together.

  17. Can you clarify how much Terry’s Chocolate Orange you use in the cheesecake mix please? The recipe originally said you used 2 Terry’s Chocolate Oranges but you only put one in the mix and save one for decoration but now it says you put in 250g. Thanks.

  18. Going to make this today for Christmas!!! =) I can’t wait it looks absolutely amazing!!!! 😛 YUM! Thank You Jane! x x x

  19. Stupid question – but do you just melt down one chocolate orange to go in the cheesecake mix? Then use the other for decoration? Thanks!

  20. Hi, I’d love to try one of these lovely looking cheesecakes but can not get double/heavy cream where I am and was wondering if I could use whipping cream in its place?
    Thanks Deb

    1. It depends on the fat content of your whipping cream – our double cream is 48%, and heavy cream in America is 35% so anything about that should be fine – if not then you can use it anyway but serve it in a dish with sides as it may not hold so well 🙂 x

  21. Just have to say your photography is Ahh-mazing here!!!! Plus, of course, the cheesecake itself!!!! NOM NOM!!! I may just be trying this out this festive season!! Thanks very much for posting and I’m so glad I found your blog on twitter! xoxo

  22. I’ve just made this!! From what I licked off the spatula, it’s going to be soooo good 🙂
    But am I right in saying that only one choc Orange goes into the mixture, and the second is for decoration?

    1. Thanks! I always like using orange zest as decoration but most of the time it’s just a soggy mess, mixing it with the sugar makes it possible to decorate with! ☺️

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