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Orange Chocolate Cheesecakes

Individual Orange and Chocolate Cheesecakes

If you love the combination of orange and chocolate, you'll love these.  The individual servings make it easy to include in a buffet or as a snack.

Course Dessert
Keyword orange chocolate cheesecake
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 cheesecakes


  • 1/3 c. finely crushed chocolate wafers
  • 2 T. butter (melted)
  • 1/4 c. ricotta cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 orange (zested)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T. sugar (to mix with half of the orange zest)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.

  2. Combine the crushed chocolate wafers and the melted butter.

  3. Butter the bottoms and sides of a mini muffin pan.  (Or you can use a pan specifically made for mini cheesecakes.)

  4. Place a tightly packed teaspoon of the wafer mixture into each cup and press down firmly.

  5. In a food processor, combine the ricotta cheese, the cream cheese, 1/4 cup of sugar, half of the orange zest and the egg.

  6. Blend until smooth.

  7. Fill the muffin cups with about 1 1/2 T. of the cheesecake mixture.

  8. Bake for 25 minutes.

  9. Transfer the mini muffin pan to a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  10. Use a small knife to gently pop the cheesecakes out of the cups.

  11. Just before serving, combine the remaining orange zest with the 2 T. of sugar.  Top each individual cheesecake with about 1/4 t. of the mixture and serve.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe from Giada De Laurentiis and picture from Food Network