No bake chocolate orange cheesecake

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
300 mins

Ingredients

300g Hobnob biscuits

150g Butter

Zest of 1 orange

360g Cream cheese

150g Icing sugar

300ml Double cream

2 Terry’s Chocolate orange’s / 300g chocolate plus extra to garnish

This dessert combines two of my favourite things; cheesecake and chocolate orange, and it is phenomenal! Here’s how you make it;

Place the biscuits into a bowl and gently break them down into small crumbs using a rolling pin, or whizz them up in a food processor.
Grate the zest of one orange into the biscuit crumbs and mix.

Melt the butter in a sauce pan over a low heat, then pour it over the biscuit crumbs. Mix together until the crumbs are completely covered in butter.
Place the crumb mixture into the bottom of a spring form tin and spread out evenly, pushing down with the back of your hands. Put into the fridge for 20 minutes.

Next up, you need to melt the chocolate oranges. Place a large mixing bowl on top of a small pan of simmering water and break the chocolate oranges into the bowl. Allow the chocolate oranges to melt down then leave to cool.

Mix together the icing sugar and cream cheese. In a separate bowl pour in the double cream and whip until soft peaks form. Gently fold this into the cream cheese mixture. Add in the melted chocolate and mix until everything is well combined and a lovely chocolatey brown colour.

Pour this in top of the biscuit base and spread out to give a nice smooth, even layer.

Allow the cheese cake to set in the fridge for at least 5 hours, ideally overnight if you can hang on that long.
Once it is set you can decorate the top with toppings of your choice. I went for grated dark chocolate and orange zest, then finished it off with extra terry’s chocolate orange pieces. Simply delicious!

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