Nutella Cheesecake

18 October 2012




Mmmmm anything with the word 'Nutella' in it is bound to be amazing in my eyes but this really is something else! I first saw the recipe on Nigella's new TV program Nigellissima and thought it looked surprisingly simple. I think that anyone could make this, whether they've baked before or not.

I made it for a family occasion at the weekend, along with a few other cakes as it was a buffet for quite a few people. I made sure I got one of the first slices and no more than five minutes later it had all gone! I received so many compliments for it, lots more than my much more skill-required coffee or lemon drizzle cakes! 

I used half full-fat and half low-fat cream cheese just to make it slightly healthier. If divided into 16 servings it's 350 calories but I defy you to have just one slice!

Ingredients


  • 250 gram(s) digestive biscuits
  • 75 gram(s) unsalted butter (soft)
  • 400 gram(s) nutella (at room temperature)
  • 100 gram(s) hazelnuts (toasted and chopped)
  • 500 gram(s) cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 60 gram(s) icing sugar


Method

  1. Break the digestives into the bowl of a processor, add the butter and a 15ml tablespoon of Nutella, and blitz until it starts to clump. Add 25g of the hazelnuts and continue to pulse until you have a damp, sandy mixture.
  2. Tip into a 23cm round springform and press into the base either using your hands or the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge to chill.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth and then add the remaining Nutella to the cream cheese mixture, and continue beating until combined.
  4. Take the springform out of the fridge and carefully smooth the Nutella mixture over the base. Scatter the remaining 75g of 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.

Recipe taken from Nigella's website and can be found here. 

11 comments:

  1. I love Nutella and Nigella! This looks so easy to do! I'm definitely going to try it!x

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  2. Nutella cheesecake?! Ooft yeah, love it, can't resist trying this myself now :D
    x

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  3. Omg YUM.

    xx,
    J
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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  4. this looks incredible!i could probably scoff the lot though haha x

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  5. Oh wow that looks soooooo good! The hairy bakers have a recipe for nutella cheesecake and I have resisted making it so far, but will have to at some point I think!

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  6. omg yummy <3

    http://enwellove.blogspot.com

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  7. Hmm this looks so delicious! I can't resist anything with nutella in it.

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  8. I'm not a huge fan of cheesecake but that does look amazing xo

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    kisses
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  10. This looks Amazing!!! I need to make this.... But then I'll have to eat it... Oh Dear : D

    X

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  11. Looks delicious! What is a digestive biscuit? Never heard of one...

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