Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Total Time: 95 Mins
Prep Time: 25 Mins
Cook Time: 70 Mins
Serves: 10

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup Lactantia Butter, melted

Filling

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Lactantia Butter
  • 3 pkgs Lactantia Spreadable Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp grated orange rind

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Lactantia Butter

Directions

Preparing Crust

  1. Combine all ingredients. Press into bottom and sides of 10” (25 cm) springform pan. Chill.

Preparing Filling

  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time until smooth. Stir in orange rind.
  3. Divide batter evenly into 2 bowls, about 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) each. Add melted chocolate to one of the bowls of cheese mixture. Mix well.
  4. Spread half of chocolate batter on crust. Cover with white batter, then remaining chocolate batter. Place pan on a piece of foil to prevent butter leaking out.
  5. Bake at 300°F (150°C) for 65-70 minutes, or just until set. Run knife around edge of hot cake, then cool on wire rack. Chill overnight.

Preparing Glaze

  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter, stirring until smooth.
  2. Spread over cheesecake.
  3. Chill to set glaze.