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Bright Orange Cheesecake with a Cocoa Crust: A Citrus Delight for Dessert Lovers

Bright Orange Cheesecake with a Cocoa Crust: A Citrus Delight for Dessert Lovers

Indulge in the zesty charm of our Radiant Orange Cheesecake, which perfectly blends the rich, creamy texture of cheesecake with the bright, fresh flavors of orange. This dessert features a unique cocoa-infused crust that adds depth and contrast, making each slice a delicious fusion of flavors.

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Why you will love this recipe: The combination of tangy orange and rich cream cheese offers a refreshing twist on the classic cheesecake. The cocoa crust provides a delicious crunchy, chocolatey base that complements the citrus filling. This is a sophisticated dessert that is sure to impress with its vibrant flavors and elegant presentation.

Perfect occasion: This cheesecake is ideal for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or festive gatherings. It's also perfect for a summer party or as a special gift to brighten up any day.

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Decorating Tips: Garnish with thin orange slices, a pinch of grated orange zest or a drizzle of dark chocolate for a visually appealing and flavorful finish. Fresh mint leaves can add a pop of color and freshness.

  • Ingredients:
    • For the base:
      • 250 g crushed digestive biscuits
      • 100g melted butter
      • 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
    • For the filling:
      • 400 g of fresh cheese
      • 100 g of sugar
      • 150 ml heavy cream (33% fat)
      • 2 eggs
      • Juice and zest of 2 oranges
  • Instructions:
    1. Base:
      • Mix the crushed biscuits with the cocoa powder and melted butter. Mix well.
      • Line the bottom of an 18cm springform pan with baking paper. Press cookie mixture evenly into bottom and sides of pan. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to set.
    2. Filling:
      • In a large bowl, whisk together cream cheese, sugar, heavy cream and eggs until smooth. Add the juice and zest of two oranges.
      • Pour the filling into the prepared crust.
      • Place a container filled with water on the lower oven rack (to prevent cracking during cooking).
      • Bake in a preheated oven at 130°C for about 1.5 hours, or until the center is set but still slightly wobbly.
      • Let the cheesecake cool in the oven slightly ajar, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Enjoy your slice of Radiant Orange Cheesecake with a Cocoa Crust, a truly irresistible dessert that is a feast for the eyes and palate!

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