Chocolate orange cheesecake is a slice of heaven. Dark chocolate with a strong hint of orange make this crustless cheesecake unforgettable.
A few months ago, a neighbor requested volunteers for a hospital sewing room. I’ve been wanting to volunteer and I like sewing so I signed up.
It’s a great group of ladies. We meet each Wednesday for about six hours to make things for patients. Some of the things we make are therapeutic – small pillows that nurses use to prop up patients’ limbs, hats to keep patients warm, and rice bags that can be microwaved for heating pads.
We also make things to cheer long term patients up like lap blankets and decorative pillowcases. One of the most touching things we make are lap quilts. The quilts are placed on top of organ donors before they’re wheeled in for surgery. After the surgery, the quilt is given to the donor’s family.
A few weeks ago one of our group had a birthday so I brought a cake. Joan is a hoot. She’s always got the best stories. She doesn’t sew but she makes pillow forms for the small pillows and she pins the quilts.
My sister’s namesake deserves a special cake so I made this chocolate orange cheesecake for Joan’s birthday. It was a hit with our group.
The orange flavor comes from grated orange peel and Grand Marnier (or orange juice if you prefer). Melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder give this cheesecake rich chocolate flavor.
I kept this cheesecake simple. There’s no crust and no topping. The flavor and texture of this cheesecake are outstanding.
If you like chocolate and orange together, you’re going to love this cheesecake.
Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 5g
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