Thursday, 1 August 2013

Nutella Cheesecake

I have a bunch of Nutella loving kids at home - then again, are there any children who do not like Nutella? When I saw this Nutella Cheesecake on Nigella's website, I knew I had to make it for the kids. Coincidentally, last week was my son's birthday so this became his birthday cake to celebrate at home. 


This cheesecake is really easy-peasy. Nutella, cream cheese and icing sugar is blended together and we're done - no eggs, cream or gelatine needed.  Do note that because there is no gelatine, this cheesecake softens rather quickly. So it needs to be served straight from the refrigerator. Do not leave it outside or it will become too soft to cut properly. 


The taste is absolutely divine - a smooth, nutty and chocolate-y (how else do I describe the Nutella taste?) cheesecake topped with the crushed hazelnuts. This is one cheesecake I'd want to make for everyone!


Nutella Cheesecake (Serves 8)
Recipe adapted from Nigella

Ingredients
  • 275 grams digestive biscuits 
  • 75 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 1 x 375 grams jar nutella (at room temperature) 
  • 500 grams cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 60 grams icing sugar (sifted)
  • 50 grams chopped toasted hazelnuts for topping
 Method
  • Break the digestives into the bowl of a processor, add the butter and blitz until it starts to clump and you have a damp sandy mixture. You can also use your hands to rub the butter in.
  • Tip into a 23cm/9inch round springform and press into the base either using your hands or the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge to chill.
  • Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth and then add the jar of Nutella (375 g jar) to the cream cheese mixture, and continue beating until combined.
  • Take the springform out of the fridge and carefully smooth the Nutella mixture over the base. Scatter the chopped hazelnuts on top to cover and place the tin in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight. Serve straight from the fridge for best results.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours and Anuja from Simple Baking


34 comments:

  1. Love Nutella! Love Nutella cheesecake! Such a simple yet delightfully divine recipe. Thank you Mich for sharing :)
    Have a nice day

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  2. Hi, Mich! I love your Nutella cheesecake. I'm going to make a cheesecake too next week for my son's birthday but my recipe seems to be more steps than this one!

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  3. I rarely seen Nutella Cheesecake on the blog and this is special to me. And yours making me so inviting to ask for a piece from you.

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  4. Hi Mich,

    Happy Birthday to your boy! This Nutella cheesecake looks wonderfully good! I can imagine everyone at his celebration must be happy eating this.

    Zoe

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  5. I am not a big fan of desserts but cheesecake wobbles my system. One of the few types of desserts/cakes I really fancy. The cake is so good and Happy Birthday to your little one.

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  6. Ooo we love Nutella too, will have to try this the next time I make cheesecake.

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  7. This Nutella Cheese sounds good, it's my daughter favourite too!
    Happy Birthday to your boy!

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  8. absolutely adore this cheesecake... drooling here...

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  9. Hi Mich,
    Happy Birthday to your son! He must be all smiles with his lovely birthday cake! It sounds and looks delicious! I can see why everyone love it!
    Nutella and cheese, what's not to love? Yums!

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  10. These look amazing, love the nutella /cheese combination!

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  11. Oooo I love Nutella too! Definitely love to have extra slices of your cheesecake for breakfast and afternoon tea. :D :D

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  12. Wow, Mich! Can't go wrong with Nutella. Love your cheesecake!

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  13. Nutella? Cheesecake? Oh my! You really are not doing my waistline justice with this recipe Mich:) Ah, what the heck, I'll just have a sliver, lol...

    Thank you for making my morning coffee all that more boring, lol...

    Thanks for sharing too...

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  14. Hi Mich, I love your nutella cheesecake, especially with hazelnut topping. I like it that it has no eggs, cream and gelatine.

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  15. Oh wow! This is so tempting! My sons will surely request this cake for everyday snnack! LOL

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  16. Awesome cake!!
    I looooooooove cheese and chocolate together and I'd love to try this cake
    Pinning!

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  17. hi mich happy birthday to your boy! I love cheesecake n for sure I m going to try this :D

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  18. Mich, I am cheesecake fan. This looks awesome ....

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  19. Oh my goodness wow. This looks too good! Two of my favorite things: Nutella and Cheesecake. Yum

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  20. This cheesecake looks so yummy and sounds like it would be easy to make.

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  21. I adore both nutella and cheesecake! This is made just for me, isn't it, Mich? It looks divine!

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  22. Mich , I think I'm gonna steal this recipe lol Thank you so much for this idea ! Your cake looks fantastic and sinfully delish !

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  23. This looks incredibly good!!! Nutella is impossible to resist!

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  24. Now this is a birthday cake! What a delicious nutella treat. I would have a hard time just eating one slice. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  25. Nutella and cheesecake..paired in heaven. lovely

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  26. This Nutella Cheesecake looks divine and I'm sure it tastes just as good as it looks! My family love Nutella, both kids and grown ups. :P Can't wait to try this.

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  27. can't wait to sink my teeth into one of these

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  28. My sons eat nutella out of the bottle! Bet they would love this cake too...looks so smooth and creamy!

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  29. I don't think I've tried Nutella Cheesecake in my life! There are so many kinds of cheesecake out there but why am I missing such a delicious flavor?! This will be such a popular cheesecake in my house too!

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  30. hahaha Nutella is also my kids fav!

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  31. Hi Mich, wah.... this cake is to die for kind. Look absolutely delicious and delectable. Wish I can have a big slice. :))

    Best regards.

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  32. good morning mich, dont think i've heard of nutella cheesecake but you sounded it really good! looks divine!

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  33. Do you think walnut go well with this cake? I dont have macademnia nuts and too lazy to travel to Phoon Huat. thanks

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