For those who don’t know, Jaffa, is a type of orange. Jaffa is also commonly used by many people to describe the amazing combination of chocolate and orange.
Numerous sweets, cakes and chocolates have this chocolate-orange combination.
I was brought up on Jaffa cakes, Terry’s chocolate orange and hard little ‘Jaffa’ balls. The chocolate-orange sweets that every kiwi kid takes to the movies and rolls down the aisles. So I wanted to create that Jaffa, choc-orange flavour in a low-carb cheesecake.
My new low carb no bake Jaffa cheesecake is quick, easy, and will bring back all those Jaffa memories.
You can prepare the low carb and no bake Jaffa cheesecake in the morning, and by dinner, it will be ready to serve.
You might also like to prepare low carb no bake Jaffa cheesecake into individual ramekin dishes for individual servings.
A note regarding sweeteners. It is difficult to find sugar free jelly that has acceptable sweeteners for long term and regular use.
For beginners and those who are just wanting a quick and easy dessert, using the occasional box of sugar free Jello may be acceptable. For those of you who would like to avoid artificial sweeteners I have also given an alternative in the recipe notes below. I try to make my recipes as easy as I can, which is especially important to my readers who are new here and have never done any home cooking from scratch.
Low Carb No Bake Jaffa Cheesecake
The beautiful chocolate-orange taste in the low carb no bake Jaffa cheesecake is hard to beat. Easy to prepare and can be ready in a few hours. Serve as one large dish or individual serving glasses.
Jaffa Cheesecake base
- 55 g butter melted
- 150 g almond meal/flour
- 45 g cocoa unsweetened
- 2 tbsp granulated sweetener, of choice or more to your taste
- 2 orange sugar free jelly boxes/sachets
- 500 ml boiling water
- 500 g cream cheese fullfat, not spreadable
- 90% chocolate optional to decorate
You may substitute the orange flavoured sugar free jelly/Jello with the following. Use 3 tsp (12g) gelatine powder, 4 tbsp orange zest, 2 tbsp orange juice, 2 tsp orange essence/extract and additional sweetener to taste. Watch this video which shows you how I make my lemon cheesecake with similar ingredients.