Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

Easy nutella cheesecake recipe – nutellicious! :)

Special everyday cakes and treats

It’s Nigella’s recipe and I’m sharing this amazing discovery with you because it’s so delicious I think everyone should try it once in their lifetime.  Lol.  Seriously, I was talking with some work colleagues and they professed such love for this cheesecake I felt I had to make it.  And they were right.  It’s rich and decadent but light and fresh, so very dangerous to have in your fridge – you’ll spend your day by its side extracting slices of this delightful dessert.  The very morning I planned to make this cheesecake a friend asked if I had time to make them an easy birthday cake before 6pm!  Ahem.  Sure, have a yummy nutella cheesecake!  The base involves digestive biscuits (aka graham crackers) and the filling’s Nutella beaten with Philadelphia cream cheese.  I added some chocolate curls, pralines and bunting to make it more festive.  Try it too and be prepared to whisper ‘Wow!’ and feel that creamy salty chocolate bliss washing over you.  Yum. 🙂

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

Festive bits and pieces

The chocolate curls, pralines or bunting are optional but if you’d like to make them please click on my recipe links for tempering chocolate and almond pralines.  Spread the tempered chocolate to and fro with a long spatula knife on a very clean and dry cool marble worktop, until the chocolate starts to harden and doesn’t stick to your finger when you touch it.  Use a scraper at an angle to scrape curls.  Place on the cake.  Stud the sides of the cheesecake with your pieces of pralines.

By the way, I just heard everyone at my friend’s birthday party absolutely adored this cheesecake and they all asked for second helpings.  Hurray!  They also loved the homemade bunting.  Made my day.  🙂

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake – Feliz cumple!  Happy birthday!

So here’s how to make a simple nutella cheesecake.


The ingredients (including ounces/cup measurements) and illustrated instructions are here.  For more details please go to Nigella’s Nutella cheesecake recipe.


  • 250g/8.8oz digestive biscuits (graham crackers)
  • 75g/1/3 cup or 5 and 1/3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) Nutella from your 400g/14oz jar (see below)
  • 25g/3 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts

Nutella cheesecake illustrated recipe part 1Note:  if you don’t have a food processor then melt the butter and nutella gently on a bain marie then stir into some crushed digestive biscuits you beat into fine crumbs with a rolling pin.  Add ground hazelnuts.


  • 500g/17.6oz Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 60g/1/2 cup icing/powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1 x 400g/14oz jar of Nutella, at room temperature (less the tablespoon that went in your base)


  • 75g/1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

Nutella cheesecake illustrated recipe - part 2 filling

I confess I made an extra ‘test-cake’ for me, just to make sure the cheesecake was fit for consumption.  I should never have doubted Nigella.  Even if you’re not a nutella fan this is one delicious cheesecake, possibly one of the best I’ve ever tasted!  I’ll be thanking my work colleagues profusely for introducing me to it.  Maybe I should bake or no-bake them a cake…

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

Eating and serving

This cheesecake is best served very cold straight from the fridge, where it keeps for days (theoretically) in an airtight container.

I had some with a glass of cava after a day hiking in the mountains, which was great because I really felt I deserved it.  What am I saying… we always deserve cake!  So please help yourself to a slice.

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

Easy no-bake nutella cheesecake

I’ll be off now.  Hope you had a great weekend and wishing you a wonderful week sweet reader.  Sweet, nutty, dreamy and wonderful.  Happy baking, no-baking and eating! 🙂 Lili x




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Baking on Sundays with my French mum was a lovely part of my childhood. Later I experimented with baking books or internet recipes and did the pâtisserie course at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Still trying out new recipes and inventing cakes with influences from all around the world, including some healthier ones. Yes, love cakes!!! Hope you'll love them too and have fun baking. :)

20 thoughts on “Easy nutella cheesecake recipe – nutellicious! :)”

    • Thank you for the good news Julie! So happy to know you enjoyed the nutelloti and can make this too. You have a lot of nutella in your house! 🙂


      • I bought a couple jars because I am not familiar with metric measurements and wanted to be sure I had enough and you know me will probably adapt it to a small batch recipe

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      • Sounds like a good plan all around. Actually it’s true, the quantities here make a lot. You could easily reduce them to half or even less. Or just eat a lot of cake. 🙂


      • My goal in adapting dessert recipes is four servings or less. I am single and my birds, gerbil and rat don’t like sweets so I can’t eat all your wonderful treats by myself. Julie

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    • Thank you so much Jenn, and for visiting! 🙂 I know, cake bunting is so cute, I’ve got to find reasons to stick some on more cakes even when it’s not a birthday…! Love your blog by the way. 🙂


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