Nutella Cheesecake is a no bake creamy cheesecake filled with Nutella for the ultimate chocolate and hazelnut treat. Sitting atop an Oreo crust and drizzled with a chocolate ganache.
I have been saving this recipe for the perfect moment and that moment has arrived my friends! To say that I am obsessed with this dessert is an understatement. I tested this recipe last year and fell in love. However the first one didn’t set. Tasted fantastic but looked like a puddle of goop. (I still ate it anyway!).
So I tested it a second time and we had cheesecake setting success! This is a no bake, gelatin free cheesecake. With just a few simple ingredients you can have this beauty of a Nutella Cheesecake for dessert in your kitchen!
Let’s just say the second test didn’t last long in my house so a third test was required. You know, for quality control…
Needless to say that also went down a treat and I actually ended up making this cheesecake on my second night in Australia for a family gathering. Again, it disappeared! When I say this is a fantastic dessert, I mean it!
We start with an Oreo crust – my favourite – which is just crushed Oreos and butter mixed together. We then have the no bake cheesecake layer which is a mixture of cream cheese, vanilla extract, icing sugar, whipped cream and, of course, Nutella. Top it all off with a chocolate ganache drizzle and you have yourself a Nutella lover or chocolate and hazelnut lovers dream!
It’s important to lightly whip the cream first to ensure stability of the cheesecake. You can add it unwhipped and still end up with a set cheesecake but it isn’t a guarantee. If you lightly whip the cream to soft peaks first then lightly beat it through the rest of the cheesecake mixture, you will end up with a set cheesecake!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. I was saving this for a special occasion but I have been practically bursting to share this with you! If you try this please let me know in the comments below and be sure to #lightscamerabake on Instagram to show my your creations! Also be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more fun videos!
A no bake creamy cheesecake filled with Nutella for the ultimate chocolate and hazelnut treat. Sitting atop an Oreo crust and drizzled with a chocolate ganache.
- 24 Oreos, Crushed
- 50 g Butter, Melted
- 625 g Cream Cheese
- 1 and 1/4 Cup Nutella
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2/3 Cups Icing Sugar
- 250 mL Cream, Lightly Whipped
- 100 mL Cream
- 100 g Dark Chocolate
Line a 9x9 square baking pan or 20cm round cake pan with baking paper or non stick paper and set aside.
Crush the Oreos and melt the butter.
Press into the base of your prepared pan and place in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Add in the Nutella, vanilla extract and icing sugar and beat until smooth.
Lightly whip the cream until soft peaks.
Beat the cream into the cheesecake mixture. It should be thick.
Pour over the Oreo base and place in the fridge until set. Around four hours or overnight.
To prepare the ganache, place the chocolate into a bowl.
Heat the cream until nearly boiling and then pour over the chocolate.
Mix until smooth and glossy.
Drizzle over the cheesecake before serving.
If the cheesecake doesn't set properly, place in the freezer for an hour before slicing.