Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Basketball
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 ounces orange Jell-O, mix
- 1⁄3 cup orange sprinkles
- 1⁄3 cup white chocolate chips, roughly chopped
- 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the orange zest, orange juice, vanilla, powdered sugar and orange Jell-O mix and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Transfer the chilled mixture to a large sheet of plastic wrap and use the wrap to help shape into a smooth ball.
- In a shallow dish, combine the orange sprinkles and the white chocolate. Unwrap the cheeseball and roll around in the sprinkle and chocolate mixture until evenly coated.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and transfer to a piping bag or plastic food storage bag with the end snipped off. Pipe out the lines of the basketball. Serve with cookies, crackers, and/or fruit.
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WOW, this was great! I followed the recipe "almost" to a tee. I may have added more zest because I didn't measure that, and I didn't make it into a basketball. I had a perfect orange for the zest, it smelled incredible! I used Great Value brand jello which went perfect in this. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting!!!!
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Jonathan Melendez is a passionate author, food photographer, cook, baker, and recipe developer whose blog, The Candid Appetite, has appeared prominently on such sites as, BonAppetite, People, Cosmopolitan, The Kitchn, Today, The Cooking Channel, Food52 and Joy the Baker. He has created and photographed recipes for Idaho Potato Commission, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, American Butter Institute and Jones Dairy Farm, to name a few. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.