Chocolate Orange Swirl Cheesecake

    Chocolate Orange Swirl Cheesecake


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    If you want to make this fabulous cheesecake even richer, try substituting equal amounts of orange liqueur for the orange juice.

    Serves: 12 

    • CRUST
    • 1 1/2 cups sweet biscuit crumbs
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • 85g butter, melted
    • 125g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 750g cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:5hours40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. In a medium bowl, mix together the sweet biscuit crumbs, sugar and butter until well blended. Press into the bottom and 4cm up the side of a 20cm 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 centre 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.

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