Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

By ohioeggs  ,

November 4, 2016

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The Chocolate Orange Cheesecake is an award-winning Ohio State Fair recipe.



1 ½ cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs or crème-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs

1 ¼ cups sugar, divided

1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided

1/4 cup real butter, melted

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

4 eggs

1 ½ teaspoons grated orange peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup orange marmalade, melted

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon shortening


Preheat oven to 350°.

In bowl, combine crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Stir in melted butter.

Press firmly on bottom and sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 minutes. Cool.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, and 2 tablespoons flour until smooth.

Add eggs (one at a time), grated orange peel and vanilla; mix until just blended.

Pour filling over crust. Place in a shallow baking pan; bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set.

Run a knife around the outside edge of the springform pan; cool 15 minutes and remove the springform ring.

Cool an additional 30 minutes, then cover and chill.

Before serving, spread melted marmalade over top of cheesecake. In small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Drizzle chocolate over top of cheesecake. Garnish with orange curls.