Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Here is the recipe for the cheesecake I've been making for Steve for years...It comes from the Pillsbury Complete Book of Baking cookbook that I think I received at my Bridal was published in 1993!

Here is what you need:

about 5-6 graham crackers crushed into crumbs
4 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 Tbs orange flavored liqueur or orange juice (I have used both depending on what's in stock)
1 tsp orange peel 
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate-melted

Heat oven to 325. Lightly grease bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over bottom and sides of pan. In large bowl, beat cream cheese at med. speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. At low speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended. Add liqueur or juice and orange peel; beat 2 min. at med. speed, scraping sides of bowl. 

In a small bowl, reserve 1 1/2 cups of batter. Pour remaining batter into crumb lined pan. Slowly blend melted chocolate into reserved batter. Drop spoonfuls of choc. batter in pan (Usually 8-9 dollops on the outside, 4-5 dollops on the inside) Using a knife, swirl chocolate batter through light batter to marlble.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until set. Cool for 10 min. remove sides of pan. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Your husband will love you!

1 comment:

  1. Well husband does NOT like cheesecake...BUT I love you for sharing this because I DO!!!!