I have a small obsession with Terry’s chocolate orange, something that I know a lot of you share! My mum and uncle used to send each other a chocolate orange on their birthdays every year - they’re actually close enough together that occasionally if my mum didn’t have time to go out and get one, she would send the same one back! But I’m pretty sure my uncle doesn’t read my blog, and I know you won’t tell him!
So here’s my recipe for Terry’s chocolate orange cheesecake! I made this at Easter this year as well, when my mum was coming for Sunday lunch and I couldn’t find any mini eggs to make a mini egg cheesecake with! That’ll teach me to be more prepared- next year I might share my recipe for that one too 💕
Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
200g shortbread biscuits
80g butter, melted
2 Terry’s Chocolate Oranges
400g full fat cream cheese
150g icing sugar
400g double cream
1. Grease and line a 20cm springform pan. Crush the shortbread biscuits and mix with the melted butter, then press into the bottom of the cake tin and chill for 30 minutes.
2. Melt half of one of the chocolate oranges, and roughly chop the other half into small pieces.
3. Beat the cream cheese with the icing sugar until just combined. Whisk the double cream to just stiff peaks in a separate bowl, then combine the cream cheese mixture with the cream and the melted chocolate orange. Fold in the roughly chopped chocolate and spoon on top of the biscuit base. Smooth the surface with a spatula and chill for 4-6 hours, or even better, overnight!
4. When set firm, melt half of the other chocolate orange and cool slightly, and break the other half into pieces.
Run a knife round the inside of the tin and release the cheesecake carefully. Drip the melted chocolate orange on top of half the cheesecake, and return to the fridge to set.
Decorate the top with the remaining chocolate orange pieces.
5. Serve and enjoy!
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Miss Helen x