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Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes – Mini chocolate cheesecakes infused with orange and topped with a dark chocolate orange ganache!

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes dripping with thick chocolate ganache assembled on a white cake stand

Here is another mini cheesecake recipe for you! The last ones I made were these scrumptious Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes 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!

The dark chocolate orange ganache is incredibly creamy, rich, and full of flavour. It’s the perfect topping for these mini chocolate orange cheesecakes!

How to make Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes

Ingredients you’ll need for the crust:

  • Oreos
  • Unsalted butter

For the cheesecake:

  • Cream cheese
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Cocoa powder
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Orange juice

For the ganache:

  • Dark chocolate: You can use milk, or semi-sweet.
  • Heavy/double cream
  • Orange juice

To make these cheesecakes, simply use food processor to pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs.

Add the melted butter, and mix until all the crumbs are moist. Press the mixture into a muffin pan lined with muffin cases. Bake for 8 minutes, then allow to cool whilst preparing the cheesecake mixture.

Beat the cream cheese and sugar together until combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then mix in the cocoa powder, zest and orange juice.

Divide the mixture between the 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, place the chocolate and cream into a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Whisk in the orange juice and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Pour the ganache over the tops of the cheesecakes, and refrigerate until set.

Scroll down for the FULL printable recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

Close-up of Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes dripping with thick chocolate ganache assembled on white cake stand.

Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes with a bite taken out of one on a white cake stand.

These Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes are:

  • so quick and easy to throw together
  • deliciously rich and creamy
  • loaded with chocolate flavour
  • perfect for chocolate lovers!

How long will these cheesecakes last? These cheesecakes can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can I freeze these mini cheesecakes? Yes. They freeze well, covered tightly, for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before glazing and serving.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and donโ€™t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. Iโ€™d love to see! ♥

Close-up of a Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecake with a bite taken out of it on a white cake stand.

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Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 28 mins
Total Time: 58 mins
Yields: 12 cheesecakes
Calories: 395 kcal

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

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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/granulated sugar 100g
  • 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. For the ganache, place the chocolate and cream into a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Whisk in the orange juice and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the ganache over the tops of the cheesecakes, and chill until set.

Notes

Leftover cheesecakes can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

These cheesecakes freezes well, covered tightly, for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before glazing and serving.

The calories are an estimate only.

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Lina takieddin
    3rd April 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
      4th April 2016 at 1:32 pm

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

  • Reply
    Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat
    4th April 2016 at 2:06 pm

    These are just heavenly! The flavors sound so perfect! Plus, I am a huge sucker for Oreo cookies! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      Thanks, Sherri! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    swayam
    4th April 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Yummy!! How I wish I was your neighbor

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

      Haha thanks, Swayam!

  • Reply
    Amellia
    4th April 2016 at 3:01 pm

    They look lovely and must be delicious too!

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

      Thanks, Amellia!

  • Reply
    April
    4th April 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!

  • Reply
    Holly
    4th April 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Wow these look so decadent and wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      Thanks, Holly! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    4th April 2016 at 3:57 pm

    These mini cheesecakes looks absolutely delicious!! Gorgeous photos! Thank you for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      Thank you, Sam! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Love the idea of making individual mini cheese cakes. These look such divine and the pics are just gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      Thanks, Revathi! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    grace
    5th April 2016 at 2:19 pm

    chocolate and orange is a combination i don’t use often enough! these are delicious and adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      5th April 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks, Grace! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    5th April 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!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      5th April 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks, Shelby! It really is worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    6th April 2016 at 10:55 am

    Chocolate and orange is seriously the best combo! These cheesecakes are gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      Thanks, Megan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Kelly
    6th April 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
      7th April 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Marsha, these little cheesecakes look so wonderful. But, first of all: are you feeling better? I hope you are. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      7th April 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Demeter! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m feeling much better now ^_^ You have a great weekend, too!

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    8th April 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).

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    8th April 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.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      8th April 2016 at 10:10 am

      Thanks, Lynn! Feeling much better now ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    8th April 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!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      8th April 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    8th April 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
      8th April 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

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

    These look almost too good! And I love chocolate and orange together too. It’s a great combo. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      Thanks, Annemarie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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