Nutella cheesecake recipe

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Nutella cheesecake uses one of our store cupboard favourites to create a delicious dessert with a buttery biscuit base and a rich chocolatey centre

Nutella cheesecake
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 30 mins
Total Time1 hours 45 mins plus chilling time
Cost RangeCheap

Nutella cheesecake uses our favourite chocolate spread for its star ingredient.

This baked cheesecake is a real crowd pleaser. The recipe serves 8-10 people and it's great to serve up at the end of a dinner party. It's much easier to make than your guests will realise, though you will need a couple of hours to put it together. Much of that time it's simply baking in a low oven. After baking, cheesecake is at its best when it's been left in the fridge to chill for at least 12 hours before serving. But it's absolutely worth the wait. For decoration, dust with icing sugar to finish or drizzle in mouth-watering melted chocolate for a decadent dessert.


  • 250g petit beurre or other plain biscuits
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 50g plain chocolate
  • 150g Nutella
  • 200ml single cream
  • 600g Philadelphia-style cream cheese
  • 4 eggs




  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2. Melt the butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  2. Crumble the biscuits into a small bowl then add the melted butter. Mix well then place the mixture in a greased cake tin, preferably a loose-bottomed one. Press the biscuit crumbs down with, for example, the bottom of a glass. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Put the chocolate, Nutella and cream in a saucepan and heat to dissolve.
  4. Mix well. In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese and the eggs then add the Nutella mixture. Pour this mixture into the cake tin on top of the biscuit crumbs.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes then turn off the oven. Leave the cheesecake in the oven for 30 minutes more. Remove from the oven and chill for at least 12 hours before serving.

Top tip for making Nutella cheesecake

If you have any cheesecake leftover break it up and serve in a tall glass with ice cream.

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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies