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Refreshing Chocoorange Cheesecake


8 hours
Skill Level
1 cheesecake

Need the perfect baked chocolate orange cheesecake recipe? You got it. This rich and creamy dessert shines with a burst of orange along with the sophisticated taste of HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate. The only downside? Everyone will be begging you for the recipe.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Cool Time
3 hours
Chill Time
3 hours
Freeze Time
15 minutes


  • 1 cup
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted
  • 2 cups
    sugar, divided
  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3 packages
    cream cheese (8-oz. each), softened
  • 4
  • 1-1/2 cups
    dairy sour cream
  • 2 tsps
    orange extract
  • 1 tsp
    freshly grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 cups
    whipped topping
  • orange wedges (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
mixer Mixer
9-inch springform pan 9-inch Springform Pan
microwave-safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
bowl Bowl
oven Oven
wire rack Wire Rack
refrigerator Refrigerator

Stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar in small bowl; pat firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.


Place chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute or just until chips are melted when stirred.


Beat cream cheese and remaining 1-3/4 cups sugar in large bowl; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in sour cream and orange extract. Stir 3 cups cream cheese mixture into melted chocolate chips; pour into crust. Freeze 10 to 15 minutes until chocolate sets.


Heat oven to 325°F. Stir orange peel into remaining cream cheese mixture; gently spread over chocolate mixture.


Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until set except for 3-inch circle in center; turn off oven. Let stand in oven, with door ajar, 1 hour; remove from oven. With knife, loosen cheesecake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Cover; refrigerate. Garnish with whipped topping and orange wedges, if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. 

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