Orange-Chocolate Twist Cheesecake

Always a favorite pairing of flavors, this luscious cheesecake stars a delectable blend of orange and chocolate. Make one or both toppings to enhance the combination.

Prep Time:
50 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs 50 mins
10 servings


  • 1 ½ cups chocolate wafer cookies, crushed

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup cornstarch

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature

  • ½ cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate

  • ½ teaspoon orange extract

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • 1 drop orange food coloring (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 1 tablespoon sour cream

  • ½ cup pecans, for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons water, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix the cookie crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar, and melted butter together in a bowl. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of 9 inch springform pan.

  3. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a pan over low heat while stirring constantly. Set aside.

  4. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Slowly beat in the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, until thoroughly blended. Stir in the orange juice concentrate, orange extract, orange zest, orange food coloring, if desired, and vanilla. Reserve 1 cup of the cream cheese mixture and set aside. Pour the remaining mixture over the prepared crust. Stir the melted chocolate chips into the reserved 1 cup cream cheese mixture. Pour the chocolate mixture into the orange filling, and swirl with a knife.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower heat to 225 degrees F (105 degrees C), and bake until center springs bake when touched, 75 to 85 minutes. Turn the oven off, and open the oven door; allow cheesecake to cool in the oven at least 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 8 hours, or overnight.

  6. Remove the cheesecake from the springform pan by running a knife around the inside edge. Release the side of the pan and lift off. Run a knife under the bottom of the cheesecake and carefully slide onto a serving plate.

  7. To make the pecan-chocolate topping, melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips in a pan over low heat while stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in the corn syrup and sour cream until smooth and evenly blended. Drizzle over the top of the cheesecake. Garnish with pecans.

  8. To make the orange topping, stir the cornstarch and water together in a small dish to make a smooth syrup. Place the sugar and orange juice in a pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in the cornstarch mixture; cook until thick and clear. Cool slightly, and drizzle over the top of the cheesecake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

635 Calories
41g Fat
62g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 635
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 22g 109%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 315mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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