Recipe and Review: Nigella Lawson’s Nutella Cheesecake with a tweak

Nutella Cheesecake

As I mentioned in my last post, every Valentine’s Day I make some delectable treat from scratch. This year I had made Nigella Lawson’s No Bake -Nutella Cheesecake, but I tweaked it slightly with a chocolate sandwich cookie crust instead of the graham cracker crust that is called for. Let me preface this that this dessert was to celebrate Valentine’s Day for my Valentine – who doesn’t like cheesecake but LOVES Nutella- so I figured it was worth a try. Four of us were celebrating – one Husband Valentine and two daughter Valentines. All four of us love Nutella, and only one (my husband) hates cheesecake- so he was outnumbered and we went forward!

Review: This is a Chocolate Lovers Cheesecake and Nutella is the STAR! The cheesecake is VERY RICH and silky. The hazelnuts on the top add a wonderful crunch and a nice flavor. To me, the texture is less cheesecake and more like a wonderful chocolate silk pie. The cream cheese adds a nice tangy flavor and a wonderful texture. The cheesecake tastes best cold- and I loved the chocolate sandwich cookie crust. I’m not a huge fan of graham crackers- but I’m sure if you like them they would be a nice complement to the cheesecake. Verdict from the not-cheesecake lover- He liked the flavors and overall liked the cheesecake. He also felt it was very rich and you should have a small slice. He did feel it had more of cheesecake texture than I did. He too like the chocolate sandwich cookie crust. My girls gobbled it up 🙂

Difficulty: Super Easy! Smash and Mix in about 15 minutes. Chill or Express freeze. NO Baking.

Recipe: Nutella Cheesecake taken from



  • 10 oz graham crackers
  • 5 tablespoons soft unsalted butter
  • 1 x 13 oz jar Nutella (at room temperature)
  • ¾ cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 lb cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted)

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