Orange Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

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A majestic orange flavored cheesecake swirled with chocolate goodness. Orange liqueur may be substituted for the orange juice in equal amounts. These cheesecake not only looks fabulous, but the flavor will send you to cheesecake heaven.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch springform pan

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • cup butter, melted

FILLING:

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 5 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter until well blended. Press into the bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the side of a 9 inch springform pan.

  2. Bake for 10 minutes. In a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Set aside to cool, but do not allow to harden.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in the eggs, one at a time on a low speed, or by hand. Gradually stir in the orange juice, and orange zest. Reserve 2 cups of the batter. Pour the remaining batter over the baked crust. Stir the melted chocolate into the reserved batter. Drop the chocolate batter by large spoonfuls onto the white batter. Use a knife to cut through the batter, and leave a swirling design.

  4. Bake for 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is almost set. Run a spatula or thin knife around the edge of the pan while it is still warm, so the cake will not crack. Allow cake to cool completely before removing the sides of the pan. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

443 Calories
31g Fat
36g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 443
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* 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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