Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

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Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

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4.5 4 6
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

Sprinkle crumbs over bottom and sides of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar; beat 1 minute. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add orange juice and peel; beat at medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Reserve 1-1/4 cups filling and pour remaining into pan. Blend chocolate into reserved filling, then drop by spoonfuls over filling in pan and swirl with a knife. Place on middle oven rack with a pan of water on lower rack. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until set. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to sit for 2 hours. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight. Carefully remove sides of pan before cutting. Serve with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 315 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Whipped cream, optional
  1. Sprinkle crumbs over bottom and sides of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar; beat 1 minute. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add orange juice and peel; beat at medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Reserve 1-1/4 cups filling and pour remaining into pan. Blend chocolate into reserved filling, then drop by spoonfuls over filling in pan and swirl with a knife. Place on middle oven rack with a pan of water on lower rack. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until set. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to sit for 2 hours. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight. Carefully remove sides of pan before cutting. Serve with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p27

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dianacakemaster User ID: 8236899 219201
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

"Amazing cheesecake!"

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egriff User ID: 7049674 202147
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

"I made this cheesecake for the first time for my family at Christmas. Of course, I had to tweak it slightly. I used less chocolate and added caramel!! OMG!! Everyone loved the new version. I'm so glad this recipe is here for me!! I love this site!!!"

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lvarner User ID: 35803 225756
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"Delicious recipe. I love the addition of orange to the cheesecake. It was very tasty!"

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annedomit User ID: 5520764 18877
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"I just took this out of the oven, after the 75 minutes and the top was browned. I think the cooking time listed is too long."

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