Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Cheesecake

November 13, 2018Sew White

This delicious Christmas Cheesecake is filled with the iconic orange and cinnamon Christmas flavours but also chocolate truffles to add an extra goodness.

The countdown to Christmas is on and I’ve got my sweet tooth and elbow grease ready for all the delicious bakes I have mixed up in my head. Orange and cinnamon is a favourite flavour combination of mine. I was desperate to incorporate them into a cheesecake as I love how citrus flavours can work with the cream so well.

Mixed into the sweet cheesy layer I also chopped up orange truffles to add an extra texture to the final (fridge) bake.

orange and cinnamon christmas cheesecake topped with dried orange slices

It’s a simple and beautiful cheesecake perfect to grace the table of any Christmas party or event.

dried orange slices adorn the beautiful orange and cinnamon christmas cheesecake

I made my own dried orange slices. Find my quick and easy how to guide here.

How to make the Christmas Cheesecake

easy how to steps to make a christmas cheesecake 1

1) Mix together the broken up shortbread and butter. 2) Press the mix into the cake tin to form the base. Pop in the fridge until hard.

easy how to steps to make a christmas cheesecake 2

3) Mix together the cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth. 4) In a new bowl whisk up the double cream until thick.

easy how to steps to make a christmas cheesecake 3

5) Mix the double cream into the cream cheese and add the orange juice or flavouring along with the dried cinnamon. 6) Chop up the Lindt Lindor chocolate orange truffles and mix in. 7)Add the mix to the tin and pop back in the fridge until set.

Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Cheesecake Recipe

5 from 6 votes

Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Cheesecake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Fridge Bake 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sisley White


  • 45 g Unsalted butter
  • 150 g Shortbread biscuits
  • 300 g Soft cream cheese
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon orange extract (fresh orange juice if you can't find the extract)
  • 8 Lindt Orange Truffles


  1. Lightly grease an 6 inch loose base cake tin. (I also added a greaseproof paper circle at the bottom to help it off the base later)

  2. Melt the butter gently in the microwave or in a pan and then take off the heat.
  3. Crush the shortbread biscuits in a food processor, or put the shortbread in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to break them up.

  4. Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  5. Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down to make a hard layer. Put in the fridge for 20-30minutes to set.

  6. In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.
  7. In a new bowl lightly whip the double cream until it starts to thicken.
  8. Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.

  9. Add the cinnamon and orange extract and stir in.

  10. Chop the truffles and mix into the cream cheese mixture.

  11. Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add the cream cheese to the base and put back into the fridge to set. It takes roughly about 45-60 minutes.

  12. When it is set remove from the fridge and remove from the tin. Decorate with dried orange slices and serve.


Even without a decorations the cheesecake looks so gorgeous.

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  • Aimee

    November 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    This makes me so excited for Christmas! Beautiful flavours.

    1. Sew White

      November 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ That is so nice of your to say.

  • Jere Cassidy

    November 19, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    This looks like a fun dessert to make! Is it a family tradition for you to make this for the holidays?

    1. Sew White

      November 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      It wasn’t before but I think it will be now!

  • Jo Allison / Jo’s Kitchen Larder

    November 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    As an avid cheesecake and cinnamon lover I give this recipe huge thumbs up! πŸ™‚ Love the orange vibe with extract and the orange truffles. Super festive, super delicious and super easy to make! All the right boxes ticked! Will be trying it! πŸ™‚

    1. Sew White

      November 20, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you Jo <3 I'm glad there are more cinnamon lovers out there.

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    November 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Love the flavours in this cheesecake and also really like your photos πŸ™‚

    1. Sew White

      November 20, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you that is such a nice thing to say xx

  • Mandy

    November 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Mmm that looks mouth watering! Love the idea of making a Christmassy cheesecake.

    1. Sew White

      November 24, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Thank you that is so kind to say. I can confirm it tasted incredible too.

  • Samuel Turner

    December 4, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Absoloutely delicious looking!

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