No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake | Baking with Kids

No-bake Nutella cheesecake. Great for any kind of “baking with kids” type activity, nothing complicated to put together and it tastes sooo amazing too!

Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

I don’t know about you, but Nutella has long been an obsession of mine. And, separately, cheesecake too. So when I came across Nigella’s recipe for this no-bake Nutella cheesecake, I knew it had to become a part of my regular desserts list!

I remember the first time I made it for my children: my daughter cried when I wouldn’t allow her to eat more than the generous slice I had served her! Soon after, she requested it in place of her birthday cake for that year. Yeah yeah, she definitely is her mama’s daughter ๐Ÿ˜‰ To keep her happy, I made it and decorated with ferrero rochers, sparklers and a mini “Happy Birthday” sign. She declared it the best birthday cake ever! I counted that as a parenting win for that year!!

Nutella Cheesecake

So now you know about her love affair with this particular dessert. Does it even surprise you to know that she wanted to make this as a video? ๐Ÿ™‚ Regardless, it still made me laugh when she suggested it!!

The beauty, for me, of this little dessert is just how easy it is to put together. And fun! I normally do the base in a food processor if I make this by myself. However, the children have loved bashing the biscuits with a rolling pin when making this with me. This will, of course, lead to lots of fun and giggles to be had, not to mention the noise and mess!

Of course, this would not be out of place served at a dinner party either! I have served it for friends and family, and it is ALWAYS a hit! Thanks again Nigella! ๐Ÿ™‚

And there you have it, friends. Really easy, no-bake nutella cheesecake can be yours to enjoy really easily. And a fab little activity to enjoy with your beautiful little loves too.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake | Baking with Kids

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Recipe by Nigella Lawson Course: Cheesecake (no bake)Difficulty: Easy


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Nutella and cheesecake in one dessert? This no bake Nutella cheesecake without gelatin is a recipe just too perfect and too easy!


  • 250 g digestive biscuits

  • 75 g unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed

  • 400 g nutella, at room temperature

  • 100 g hazelnuts, chopped

  • 500 g cream cheese, at room temperature (I prefer Philadelphia)

  • 60 g icing sugar


  • Crush your digestives together (in a food processor is easiest, but you can do it by hand too. See note below) and mix with the butter, plus a tablespoon from the nutella and a tablespoon of hazelnuts.
  • Once thoroughly mixed together, press your biscuit base into the bottom of a 9″ round tin, using the end of a rolling pin, a spoon or the bottom of a glass. Chill whilst you prepare your filling.
  • Beat the cheese and icing sugar together to combine, then add the remaining nutella and mix until completely combined.
  • Top your biscuit base with your cheesecake filling, then sprinkle the remaining nuts over the top however you wish. Put your cheesecake in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

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  • If you want to crush your biscuits by hand, place them in a large ziplock bag and bash with a rolling pin. You can do it in a large open bowl too, but be prepared for it to fly everywhere!
  • I prefer Philadelphia of all cream cheeses I’ve tried in this recipe, and always full fat. I find ensuring you use full fat philly gives the best flavour and texture for your cheesecake. It will taste wonderful with a different cream cheese anyways (because it’s nutella!), but if you want the best results, go with philly ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I make this in a loose bottomed pan. If you don’t have one to use, you can use a cake tin or pie tin too, they work just fine! Just make sure you have enough height for all that yummy cheesecake mixture! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Frances Hardcastle

    Anoushka is too funny and cute! Loved watching this.

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