Hi everyone; I hope you all are looking forward to the weekend.
I´m sharing a new recipe on my blog today, that is perfect for Easter.
It has a fudgy chocolate layer, a delicious orange cheesecake layer made with freshly pressed orange juice, it has a creamy chocolate layer that is made in minuttes and it has a orange Jello-O on top made with freshly pressed orange juice as well.

The combination of chocolate and oranges is so delicious and perfect for Easter dessert. This cake is not too sweet it has a really nice balance of chocolate and oranges! 

I hope you are going to love this cake as much as I did, and dont be scared by all the steps this cake is super easy to make! 
Happy Baking Love Manuela xoxo

Orange-Chocolate Cheesecake 

Chocolate cake layer

  • Swedish kladdkaka, get the recipe here

Orange cream cheese layer

  • 1 pack regular size Jell-O Orange Gelatin ( I use a Norwegian brand ) 
  • 1 cup (250 ml) freshly pressed orange juice, ( I prefer using organic oranges)
  • 1 cup (200 gram)  cream cheese, at room temp 
  • 2 cup ( 500 ml) heavy cream, cold
  • 1 -2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract (optional)

Chocolate Cream Layer

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (50-gram) sugar
  • 1/4 cup minus 1 teaspoon (25 gram)  good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • 2 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml)  heavy cream, cold ( I use 40% fat content)

Orange Jell-O Layer

  • 1 pack regular size Jell-O Orange Gelatin ( I use a Norwegian brand ) 
  • 1 cup (250 ml) freshly pressed orange juice, ( I prefer using organic oranges)

Directions for the Chocolate Cake Layer

  • When making my recipes I do recommend using a scale instead of us. measurements as it is more accurate. 
  • Make one recipe Swedish Kladdkaka in an 8-inch (20 cm ) springform, you can find the recipe →here.
  • Cool the kladdkaka, if you are using a baking pan as I do, add a cake collar on the inside of the cake tin.

Directions for the Orange Cream Cheese Layer

  • In a small bowl, add the orange gelatin powder
  • Press freshly pressed orange juice from oranges, preferably organic oranges for better taste
  • Pour the freshly pressed orange juice in a small saucepan and heat until it starts to boil.
  • As soon as the orange juice starts to boil, pour the boiling orange juice over the orange gelatin powder, whisk for at least 1-2 minutes to make sure the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Cool the mixture, then refrigerate the jell-O mixture for 10-25 minutes or until it almost starts to set ( check it often so it does not set too much)
  • In a large bowl add the softened cream cheese, pour over the cold heavy cream, Using an electric mixer set at a low-medium speed and whip it up until fluffy.
  • Add the cooled orange Jello-O and continue mixing until fully combined.
  • Add vanilla bean paste ( optional) and combine with your spatula.
  •  Pour the orange cheesecake filling over the cooled kladdkaka cake, smooth the top with a rubber spatula. ( I use a cake, Colar on the inside of my cake tin)
  • Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate while you make the chocolate layer.

Directions for the Chocolate Cream Layer

  • In a medium bowl, add unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, espresso powder, and salt.
  • Add hot water, and with a whisk combine, place the bowl in the refrigerator to get cold.
  • Take the heavy cream out of the fridge and place it into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, Add the cooled chocolate mixture into a bowl, take the super cold heavy cream out of the freezer, and pour it over the chocolate mixture.
  • Add 1/8 tsp of baking powder, this is optional but baking powder in whipped cream, let you whip it longer without making it grainy. ( don’t add more baking powder in this recipe then I mention in the ingredients list. 
  • Use your hand mixer or stand mixer ( with a whisk attachment) and start on →low and mix for 1 whole minute.
  • Continue mixing on →medium for about 1-3 minutes more, as soon as you see the mixture starts to get thick stop the mixer ( do not over-mix ) and just combined everything with your spatula.
  • Take the cake out of the fridge and spoon the chocolate cream on top of the orange cream cheese mixture.
  • Smooth the top with a rubber spatula, cover the cake with plastic wrap and place the cake in the freezer for about 30-40  minutes while you make the orange Jell-O Layer.

Directions for the Orange Jell-O Layer

  • In a small bowl, add the orange gelatin powder
  • Press freshly pressed orange juice from oranges, preferably organic oranges for better taste
  • Pour the freshly pressed orange juice in a small saucepan and heat until it starts to boil.
  • As soon as the orange juice starts to boil, pour the boiling orange juice over the orange gelatin powder, whisk for at least 1-2 minutes to make sure the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Cool the mixture completely at room temp ( not in the fridge ) →the Jello-O should be cool and not stiff )
  • As soon as the Jell-O is cooled, Take the cake out of the freezer and pour the cooled Jell-O on top of the chocolate layer.
  • Place the cake in the fridge until the Jell-O hardens or leave it in the fridge overnight for an even better taste.
  • I hope you enjoy this cake as much as I did, It is so good! 

Have a great weekend you all, Love Manuela xoxo

  • Step for step pictures on how to make kladdkaka you can find →here.

  • Step by step pictures for the orange cream cheese filling↓

 

 

 

 

 

 

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