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Ghirardelli Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

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“This is a wonderful recipe from Ghirardelli.”
1hr 15mins
1 pie

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 34 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (60% Cacao)
  • 6 ounces shortbread cookies, crushed
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (for filling)
  • 1 13 cups sugar (for filling)
  • 13 cup orange juice concentrate (for filling)
  • 3 large eggs (for filling)
  • 1 12 cups sour cream (for topping)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar (for topping)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate (for topping)


  1. Crust: Preheat oven to 325°F Combine cookies and butter with a fork. Press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and slightly up the sides. Bake 15 minutes. Cool.
  2. Filling: Melt 1 ½ cups chocolate chips at 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds until melted. Cool. Beat cream cheese and 1-3/4 cups sugar until smooth. Add 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips, 1/3 cup orange juice, and eggs, one at a time. Pour into crust, and bake 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  3. Topping: Mix sour cream, 6 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate together. Spread over cake. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips over. Bake 5 minutes. Turn off heat, and cool in the oven with the door slightly open for 30 minutes. Place in refrigerator overnight.

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