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    Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

      Servings:   19" cake

    Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 cups Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
      6 ounces shortbread cookies, crushed
      1/4 cup butter, melted
      16 ounces cream cheese (for filling)
      1 3/4 cups sugar (for filling)
      1/3 cup orange juice concentrate (for filling)
      3 large eggs (for filling) 
      1 1/2 cups sour cream (for topping)
      6 tablespoons sugar (for topping)
      2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate (for topping)


    Directions

    Crust:

    1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

    2. Combine cookies and butter with a fork.

    3. Press into bottom of a 9-inch spring-form pan and slightly up the sides.

    4. Bake 15 minutes.  Cool.

    5. Melt 1 ½ cups chocolate chips at 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds until melted.  Cool.

    6. Beat cream cheese and 1 ¾ cups sugar until smooth.

    7. Add 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, 1/3 cup orange juice, and eggs, one at a time.

    8. Pour into crust, and bake 50 minutes.

    9. Cool 10 minutes.

      1. Crust:

      2. Mix sour cream, 6 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate together. Spread over cake.

      3. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips over.

      4. Bake 5 minutes.

      5. Turn off heat, and cool in the oven with the door slightly open for 30 minutes. Place in refrigerator overnight.


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