On Friday I’ll be posting my Christmas baking list but right now I am having the best time making it! It’s incredible how even with all the delicious looking cookies on Pinterest I still go back to the same recipes, year after year. Tradition is alright with me for the holidays 🙂

Nutella Cheesecake

The only thing that’s killing me is staring at my old, terrible photos. Like these peanut butter blossoms for example. WHAT WAS I THINKING??

These old recipes stay up on the blog because despite having bad photos, they’re still delicious. One of these days I’ll re-photograph them but until then, we move forward friends. On to new sweet and delicious endeavours – like this cheesecake.

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

I made this wonderful sweet treat for a dinner party that I was hosting recently. It was on a Friday and I needed something that was semi-impressive, tasted like heaven and could be thrown together the night before so that I wasn’t thinking about dessert while also entertaining my guests.

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

Traditional cheesecake would also have been a good pick for a dinner party but as I mentioned, I had this party during the week and didn’t feel like making something labour intensive after working all day.

And so, this no-bake cheesecake was born! And friends, it is so easy and delicious. The crust is a mixture of graham crackers and toasted hazelnuts (a fine pairing with Nutella if you ask me) and the filling is a simple mixture of Nutella, cream cheese and sugar. That’s it!!

Nutella Cheesecake

I served this with a dollop of whipped cream and a few chocolate shavings and went straight to heaven.

Nutella Cheesecake


Nutella Cheesecake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

Yield: 9" cheesecake

A silky smooth no-bake Nutella cheesecake with a roasted hazelnut crust


    For Crust:
  • 3/4 cup toasted hazelnuts
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • For Filling:
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (13-oz/375g) jar Nutella, room temperature
  • For Topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 70% dark chocolate shavings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To toast the nuts: place hazelnuts onto a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, shaking the pan half way through. Place to toasted hazelnuts onto a clean kitchen towel and rub some of the skins off using the towel. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, add the toasted nuts, graham cracker crumbs and confectioners’ sugar and pulse together a few times until combined. Add melted butter and blend until crumbs are moist. Press crumbs onto the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Chill while making filling.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth and then add the Nutella to the cream cheese mixture, and continue beating until completely combined and incorporated.
  5. Take the springform out of the fridge and carefully smooth the Nutella mixture over the base. Place the pan back in the fridge for at least four hours (or overnight).
  6. When ready to serve, prepare the whipped cream by beating together the heavy cream and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl using either hand beaters or in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whip on high until the whipped cream is stiff, but still slightly soft.
  7. Serve cheesecake sliced straight from the fridge topped with a dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate shavings.


Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson


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13 Responses to Nutella Cheesecake

  1. This nutella cheesecake sounds to die for! I would love to make a dairy free version of this, but that might require a bit of experimentation seeing as this is a cheesecake. I know what you mean about old photos. Some of my old ones are hideous and I cringe a bit when I see them, but it shows progress… right? And as you said, the recipes are delicious, which is what really matters!

    • katrina says:

      haha, exactly! I would be so interested to see a vegan version of this. Perhaps with cashews? If you figure it out please let me know!

  2. El says:

    What an absolutely stunning cake. I haven’t made a cheesecake for years and the fact that you don’t have to bake it is incredibly appealing. I’ll have to give it a try!

  3. Love this Katrina! And no-bake is perfect for this time of year, when time is scarce 🙂

  4. KATRINA. THIS IS SERIOUSLY LIKE TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS COMBINED. I’m dying. You might have just killed me with this recipe.

  5. This tart is stunning- I love how you included hazelnuts in the crust itself!

  6. I’m the same way with Christmas cookies. I always try to make a couple new recipes, but end up making the same favorites over and over every year. This cheesecake looks so, so perfect. That chocolate hazelnut combo gets me every time…

  7. I have yet to make a successful cheesecake, but this looks like something maybe even I could do 😀 It sounds amazing, and I bet it disappeared in a flash! x

  8. OMG, it’s only like the best mix! And I’m a secret Nutella eater 😀

  9. Ashley says:

    I definitely do the same! I always make certain recipes during the holidays! This cheesecake sounds amazing!

  10. Cakespy says:

    I saw this on Facebook – was it last week – and said out loud “I want to eat that”. Well, it took me a little while to come and say it, but the sentiment has not changed. <3

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