Orange peel and orange-flavored liqueur add refreshing citrus flavor to this luscious cheesecake swirled with streaks of bittersweet chocolate.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
5 egg s
2 Tbsp. orange-flavored liqueur
1/2 tsp. grated orange zest
3 oz. BAKER'S Bittersweet Chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
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Please use alcohol responsibly.
Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 325°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom and 1-1/2 inches up side of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Add liqueur and zest; mix well. Remove 2 cups of the batter; place in medium bowl. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Pour remaining batter over crust. Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate batter over plain batter. Cut through batters with knife several times for marble effect.
Bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent treat on special occasions.
Substitute orange juice for the orange liqueur.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.