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/ no bake cheesecake. Cinnamon cheesecake or orange cheesecake or a mixture of the both this is a wonderful no bake cheesecake.

orange and cinnamon christmas cheesecake topped with dried orange slices

Orange cheesecake with cinnamon for Christmas

It’s a simple and beautiful cheesecake perfect to grace the table of any Christmas party or event. A certain Christmas show stopper which is easy to make and takes an hour to set in the fridge. This cheesecake is perfect to make before hand too. You can make it earlier in the day or even the day before. If you want to leave it for a long time take the cheesecake out of the tin after an hour as otherwise it will be really hard to get out. If you do leave it in for longer then remove the cheesecake an hour or so before you need it so it can warm up which will make it easier to remove from the tin.

dried orange slices adorns the beautiful orange Christmas cheesecake

Cinnamon Cheesecake

Cinnamon is a beautiful flavour to add to a no bake cheesecake. You can add a little which works so well with the simple vanilla cream cheese layer. If you want to up the flavour you can add more cinnamon and make it truly rich in the classic Christmas cinnamon flavour. A cinnamon cheesecake is a wonderful festive no bake dessert.

How to make dried orange slices

Making dried orange slices is really easy and all you need oranges and an oven. Slice the oranges into the same width slices and place in an oven on a low temperature for a few hours to dry out. Find my Dried Orange Slices how to recipe here and make your own. They are so simple and can be used so many ways. I’ve created a blog post to show you just how easy it is make dried orange slices at home. They are perfect decoration for an orange cheesecake.

What do you need for the Christmas cheesecake?

For this no bake cheesecake recipe you will need

  • 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

You will need the biscuit and butter for the base.

The main cream cheese level is made up of cream cheese, caster sugar and double cream. From there I add orange, cinnamon and the optional orange Lindt truffles. The mix of orange and cinnamon for the cream cheese layer is absolutely outstanding. Bring on Christmas so I can make this again.

How to make Christmas Cheesecake

This cheesecake is so easy to make. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Here is my step by step/ how to guide to making this festive favourite cheesecake.

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To start break up the biscuits either in a kitchen food processor, or in a bag and bash into crumbs with a rolling pin. Mix together the broken up shortbread and butter together. Press the mix into the cake tin to form the base. Pop in the fridge until hard.

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Mix together the cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth. In a new bowl whisk up the double cream until it is thick.

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Mix the double cream into the cream cheese and add the orange juice or flavouring along with the dried cinnamon. Chop up the Lindt Lindor chocolate orange truffles and mix in. Don’t over mix so once it’s added stop mixing. Add the mix to the tin and pop back in the fridge until set.

After an hour in the fridge remove from the tin and pop it on a plate. If you need to make it an advance you can keep it in the fridge once removed from the tin. If you leave the cheesecake in the tin for too long it won’t come out easily. If this happens, remove it from the fridge and allow to warm up to room temperature and it should come out easily again. Pop it back in the fridge to set again.

Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Cheesecake Recipe

orange cheesecake surrounded by truffles and Christmas decorations.

Even without a decorations the cheesecake looks so gorgeous.

What flavours should I use for a Christmas cheesecake?

For a Christmas cheesecake you can include such wonderful festive flavours as cinnamon, cloves, orange, cranberry. Plus I think if you could add the iconic black forest flavours you could also add cherries and chocolate. We always have Baileys at Christmas so I think that would count too.

bright orange dried orange slices on a cinnamon cheesecake with truffles.

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5 from 6 votes

Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Cheesecake

This delicious Christmas Cheesecake is filled with the iconic orange and cinnamon Christmas flavours but also chocolate truffles to add an extra goodness.
Prep Time20 mins
Fridge Bake1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, English, International
Keyword: christmas no bake cheesecake, Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Cheesecake
Servings: 8
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Sisley White

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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)
  • Melt the butter gently in the microwave or in a pan and then take off the heat.
  • 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.
  • Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  • Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down to make a hard layer. Put in the fridge for 20-30minutes to set.
  • In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.
  • In a new bowl lightly whip the double cream until it starts to thicken.
  • Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.
  • Add the cinnamon and orange extract and stir in.
  • Chop the truffles and mix into the cream cheese mixture.
  • 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.
  • When it is set remove from the fridge and remove from the tin. Decorate with dried orange slices and serve.

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12 Comments

  • Aimee

    November 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    This makes me so excited for Christmas! Beautiful flavours.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      November 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you 🙂 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?5 stars

    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! 🙂 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! 🙂5 stars

    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 🙂5 stars

    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.5 stars

    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!5 stars

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