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Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes

Mini chocolate cheesecakes infused with orangeΒ and topped with a dark chocolate orange ganache!

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Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Here is another mini cheesecake recipe for you! The last ones I madeΒ were these scrumptious chocolate Easter cheesecakesΒ decorated with Mini Eggs. I used the same base cheesecake recipe to make this chocolate orange version, and topped them with a deliciously creamy dark chocolate orange ganache. Perfection. I just love the chocolate and orange combination!

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

This is such a quick and easy recipe to throw together, the only hard part is waiting for them to chill before toppingΒ them with the chocolate ganache. The chilling time is at least 4 hours, but you can also leave them overnight if preferred. I left mine overnight, then I topped them with the ganache.

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

The dark chocolate orange ganache is incredibly creamy, rich, and full of flavour. It’s the perfect topping for these mini chocolate cheesecakes, and it sets beautifully at room temperature or chilled.

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I haven’t been too well this week, but I pushed myself because I couldn’t wait to bring you all this scrumptious recipe. πŸ™‚

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Yields 12 cheesecakes

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 12 Oreos
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56g, melted

For the Cheesecake

  • 2 cups cream cheese 450g, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar 112g
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 25g
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

For the Ganache

  • 1 cup dark chocolate 175g, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 115ml
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

Instructions

For the Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin cases, and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs. Add the melted butter, and mix until all the crumbs are moist. Press the mixture into the prepared muffin cases. Bake for 8 minutes, then allow to cool whilst preparing the cheesecake.

For the Cheesecake

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then mix in the cocoa powder, zest and orange juice.
  2. Divide the mixture between the prepared muffin cases, and bake for 20 - 22 minutes, or until the cheesecakes are just set. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

For the Ganache

  1. Place the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl, and set aside.
  2. Microwave the heavy cream until hot, but not boiling. Pour over the chocolate and leave for 5 minutes, then whisk together until smooth. Whisk in the orange juice. Allow to cool for another 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the ganache over the tops of the cheesecakes, chill until firm, or serve straight away.
  4. Store the cheesecakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Lina takieddin
    April 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I made chocolate orange cheese cake yesterday , it was a hit very delicious …
    Thank you Marsha for the recipe .

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 4, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      I’m so glad they were a hit! Thanks, Lina!

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    Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat
    April 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    These are just heavenly! The flavors sound so perfect! Plus, I am a huge sucker for Oreo cookies! πŸ™‚

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      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks, Sherri! πŸ™‚

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    swayam
    April 4, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Yummy!! How I wish I was your neighbor

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Haha thanks, Swayam!

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    Amellia
    April 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    They look lovely and must be delicious too!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, Amellia!

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    April
    April 4, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Oh yum! I love these cute little mini cheesecakes. They sound and look amazing! I love the addition of orange juice!

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    Holly
    April 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Wow these look so decadent and wonderful! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, Holly! πŸ™‚

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    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    April 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    These mini cheesecakes looks absolutely delicious!! Gorgeous photos! Thank you for the recipe πŸ™‚

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      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you, Sam! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Revathi Palani
    April 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Love the idea of making individual mini cheese cakes. These look such divine and the pics are just gorgeous πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks, Revathi! πŸ™‚

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    grace
    April 5, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    chocolate and orange is a combination i don’t use often enough! these are delicious and adorable. πŸ™‚

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      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks, Grace! πŸ™‚

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    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    April 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    The hardest part about cheesecake is always waiting for it to chill! I find for a full size cheesecake it really is best to let it sit overnight and really firm up. But, even with this struggle, cheesecake is totally worth it. Yummy!

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      Marsha
      April 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks, Shelby! It really is worth it! πŸ™‚

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    April 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Chocolate and orange is seriously the best combo! These cheesecakes are gorgeous πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks, Megan! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kelly
    April 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    These cheesecakes are so adorable! Love the chocoalte and orange combo! Sorry to hear you haven’t been well this week, hope you feel better soon!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    demeter | beaming baker
    April 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Marsha, these little cheesecakes look so wonderful. But, first of all: are you feeling better? I hope you are. πŸ™‚ I’m so appreciative that you pushed yourself to get this recipe out even though you were under the weather. Let me tell you, the effort was worth it. πŸ™‚ I shared this recipe to my FB page and so many people told me how glossy and delicious these looked. Woot woot! Pinned, of course! Have a great weekend. xoxo

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      Marsha
      April 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Demeter! πŸ™‚ I’m feeling much better now ^_^ You have a great weekend, too!

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    April 8, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Sorry to hear that you are under the weather Marsha. I hope you are on the mend (or even better. . .fully recovered).

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    April 8, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Ooops! Not sure how that got submitted before I was finished with my reply (crazy laptop). I wanted to tell you how scrumptious (and cute) these cheesecakes look. I adore the Oreo crust and bet that orange ganache is a lovely complement to the chocolatey cheesecake.

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      Marsha
      April 8, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Thanks, Lynn! Feeling much better now πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    April 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Mini anything is simply the best! Love these Mini cheescakes, Marsha! Orange and chocolate is so good together! And that ganache looks totally on point! Cheers girlie!

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      Marsha
      April 8, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Reply
    Krys | Hungry Rants
    April 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    That chocolate ganache is glistening! These cakes look so delicious – chocolate and orange compliment each other so well…

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    Amanda
    April 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Everywhere I go lately I’m being haunted by cheesecake. How can I resist these? The chocolate orange ganache sounds amazing! These are gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 8, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Reply
    Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon
    April 9, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    These look almost too good! And I love chocolate and orange together too. It’s a great combo. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks, Annemarie! πŸ™‚

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