Chocolate orange cheesecake recipe

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This lovely cheesecake is perfect for a special occasion. Make it the day before, then decorate shortly before serving.

  • healthy
Preparation Time50 mins
Cooking Time3 hours chill until set
Total Time3 hours 50 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories497 Kcal25%
Sugar17.1 g19%
Fat40 g57%
Saturated Fat23 g115%

This lovely cheesecake is perfect for a special occasion. Make it the day before, then decorate shortly before serving.


For the biscuit base

  • 75g butter
  • 150g digestive biscuits, crushed

For the filling

  • 25g butter
  • 110g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsps Cointreau or brandy
  • 1 tbsp powdered gelatine
  • 2 tps finely grated orange zest
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 4 tbsps Splenda granulated sweetener
  • 2 eggs, separated




  1. For the biscuit base, melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir in the crushed biscuits. Tip into a 20cm loose-bottomed flan tin or dish and press into an even layer. Chill in the refrigerator until firm.
  2. For the filling, put the butter, chocolate pieces, cocoa and Cointreau or brandy into a heatproof bowl. Sit the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and allow to melt, stirring occasionally to blend. Cool slightly.
  3. Put 75ml of just-boiled water into a bowl or jug. Sprinkle in the powdered gelatine, stirring to disperse it. Leave it to dissolve for about 3 mins, stirring from time to time, until the liquid is perfectly clear.
  4. Beat the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl to soften it, then mix in the orange zest, sweetener and egg yolks. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture.
  5. Whisk the egg whites in a grease-free bowl until stiff. Use a large metal spoon to fold them into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the gelatine liquid. Pour over the biscuit base and chill until firm – this will take 2–3 hours.
  6. Decorate the cheesecake to your liking. We’ve used whipped cream, chocolate curls and shreds of orange zest.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies