No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins plus 6 hrs chilling


Serves 10 - 12

Reader Jessica Creed shares her showy, no-fail chocolate dessert - it's perfect for entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (12)

  • kcal680
  • fat56g
  • saturates32g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 300g digestive biscuit, broken up
  • 500g cream cheese, softened
  • 85g icing sugar
  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 hazelnut chocolate (we used Ferrero Rocher), 5 roughly chopped, remainder reserved, to decorate



    Chocolate as we know it in pressed

  • 4 tbsp hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 25g hazelnuts, roughly chopped


  1. Make the cheesecake base: melt the butter in a small pan over a medium heat. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb, add the melted butter and pulse until well combined. Tip into a 23cm springform cake tin and press down firmly into the base. Chill while you make the filling.

  2. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar in a bowl to soften. Whisk the cream and vanilla in a separate bowl until soft peaks form, then fold into the cream cheese. Stir through the chopped chocolates. Spoon over the biscuit base and smooth with a spatula. Cover with cling film and chill for at least 6 hrs, or overnight.

  3. Once it has set, place the chocolate hazelnut spread in a saucepan and melt over a low heat for 3-4 mins until runny. allow to cool slightly before spreading over the top of the cheesecake. Decorate with remaining chocolates and some chopped hazelnuts. Chill until ready to serve.

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28th Dec, 2017
I made this for Christmas and it turned out beautifully, everyone loved it! Thank you for sharing :)
27th May, 2017
I made this last night as a cake for my husbands 40th (He loves Ferror Rocher and Cheesecake) and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and the cake looked amazing. The only thing I suggest is double the hazelnut spread and warm in a bowl over hot water (Not heated on the stove in a pan) as mine ended up burning on the stove despite the low heat. I'll definitely make this again! Thank you
28th Apr, 2017
So easy to make and delicious!
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28th Feb, 2017
wish I could post a picture but this was a beaut my first attempt at making a cheesecake, I mixed the Nutella with lindt mint chocolate spread whilst cheesecake is still in tin and left for another 5/6 hours after I finished uni, I also chopped up the twirl and mint chocolate and added this in the cream cheese filling, I will probably make less filling next time as I think the consistency against the biscuit and chocolate top is too much ( it hasn't fallen out at the sides!) however the outcome was amazing, added crushed hazelnut and chopped twirl pieces on top!
1st Sep, 2015
Do not bother with this cheesecake! It's a waste of cheese and Ferrero! The cake didn't set, although it's stay overnight in the fridge! I took it to work this morning and as soon as I removed the springform rim I saw it already had a bulging belly. When I started to cut through the hazelnut paste, it was a mess. Such a disappointment! I'm not impressed with the taste because you can still taste the savoury cheese, and with the chocolate it didn't go very well.
13th Nov, 2015
Did you whip the cream to soft peaks and then combine cream cheese and cream, should of been firm leaving in fridge over night
28th Nov, 2017
It might have been that you didn't use full fat cream cheese.
1st Jan, 2015
An easy and impressive dessert for the whole family. Used more Ferrero as we all love them.
1st Oct, 2014
Great taste, so easy and everyone loved it! I agree tho, spreading the nutella is a bit tricky!
clare cook
14th Jun, 2014
We love this recipe, have made it 4 times now and its a winner every time! If you don't have any Ferrero Rocher (or just want to keep the cost down) use a bar of hazelnut chocolate, chopped, stir it into the cream and cheese mixture.


28th Sep, 2017
How long can I keep the cheescake in the fridge?
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28th Sep, 2017
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest 2 - 3 days.
12th Dec, 2016
Can you freeze cheesecake before putting topping on ? Or freeze with topping on ?
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17th Dec, 2016
We think this dessert is better if it's not frozen. If a recipe is just as good after freezing, we put a blue star above the nutritional information with any additional instructions if applicable. You could freeze for a short time. If so, freeze in the tin before adding the chocolate topping, then top once thawed.
3rd Dec, 2015
Could this cheesecake be frozen?
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14th Dec, 2015
If only in the freezer for a short time, freeze in the tin before adding the chocolate topping, then top once thawed.
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