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Jaffa Extravaganza

Take a look!  What comes to mind?  This is decadence!

Mmmmmmm, chocolate and orange. Chocolate and Orange cheesecake!

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This cheesecake has a rich smooth texture, dressed to impress with a luscious chocolate mousse filling,chocolate biscuit base, garnished with tangy orange segments and orange scented chocolate. Remember small slices!


Read on for the recipe…

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Recipe: Jaffa Extravaganza

1 cup plain chocolate biscuits, crushed

50g butter, melted

2 x 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened to room temp.

1/4 cup fine caster sugar

1 tablespoon grated orange rind

3 teaspoons gelatine, (powdered, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water)

200g dark chocolate melts, melted

300ml cream, whipped

2 fresh oranges rind only to make citrus peel.

To Garnish, Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange segments

or Lindt orange chocolate thins.

Orange segments and citrus rind. See my post Tarts with Zing where I made citrus peel (lemons) its the same recipe for orange peel.


Crumble chocolate biscuits in a whiz and combine with melted butter. Press into the base of a lined 20cm spring form tin. Chill.

Beat together the Philly cream cheese, sugar and orange rind until smooth. Stir in gelatine mixture and fold in the chocolate melts and cream.

Pour filling into the prepared base and refrigerate 3 hours or until set. Top the cheesecake with fresh orange segments, chocolate orange segments, chocolate thins, citrus orange peel,extra fresh whipped cream.

For an added luscious appearance: dressed in style, crumble biscuits roughly and add to sides of cheesecake. Oooh too much!

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The Jaffa Extravaganza was made and decorated by my sister. Shining in talents. A favourite of many cheesecakes made for special occasions. Photography exclusive to Yvettes Twistedvines.

Linking to MoMTrends: Friday Foodie

Enjoy my friends,



  1. So decadent. You definitely should create a dessert cookbook. With your recipes AND great photos it would surely be a hit.

  2. Wow! This looks like something you would get at a fancy restaurant or bakery.
    I love the combination of orange and chocolate and this sounds like a perfect way to enjoy it

    • It certainly is a very rich cheesecake, but one that surely will satisfy chocolate lovers. As I wrote…just small slices for a supreme chocolate taste!

  3. “Extravaganza” is right! This is one decadent cheesecake, Yvette, and beautifully prepared and photographed. Wonderful!

    • Cheesecakes are wonderful – easy entertaining, especially when you don’t need the oven to be turned on! My faourite is pineapple cheesecake, very creamy with additional calories of marscarpone! Oh well, one slice only! x

      • I’ve never eaten pineapple cheesecake… Something for me to dream about, 🙂

  4. OMG … You’ve got my mouth watering… Absolutely divine… Thanks for the scrumptious recipe…. and your kind visit to the “Grand Lady”… Please do visit again… I know I’ll be testing out your pages and recipes often… Happy Easter…Hugs

    • Happy Easter to you too Roslind. Wishing you a lovely day with family and friends, and thankyou for calling by. x

  5. Once I made a chocolate cheesecake, and it came out so yummy…but it didn’t look anything like yours. You truly inspire me to add a little more eye-pleasing touches to things…now if I could find the time to bake…lol….

    Happy, happy day,

  6. Just look at that cake. My mouth is totally hungry for a decadent dessert just like this one. I may have to make this soon 🙂

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