Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Courtesy of Lake Effect Kitchen

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake


12 ounces Oreo cookies

24 ounces cream cheese 

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups white sugar

4 ounces Triple Sec orange flavored liqueur

1 Tablespoon orange zest

6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

3 ounces heavy whipping cream

1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1

In a food processor, blend the Oreo cookies into crumbles. Coat a 10” springform pan with baking spray or softened butter. Pack crumbs into the bottom of the pan.

Step 2

Heat the cream in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from heat.

Step 3

In the food processor, blend the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, Triple Sec, orange zest and salt. When blended, add the cream/chocolate mixture and blend until smooth.

Step 4

Pour batter into springform pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is set (does not move when slightly shaken). Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Terry Ellison
Meet Terry Ellison, chef at Lake Effect Kitchen

Lake Effect Kitchen in Grand Haven provides meal prep and catering services while creating integrated employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, at competitive wages. They believe in great food and authentic community for all people: inclusive workplaces where disabled and non-disabled employees work together as peers in a community-based, non-segregated setting.