No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

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(40 ratings)

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

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

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

Method

  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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apatnett
7th May, 2014
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I made this for sunday lunch at a friend's house and it was a hit. So easy to make and it looks amazing
phoebe-mae
6th May, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous! Made this as dessert for a bank holiday family meal and everyone loved it - Even the dessert dislikers loved it too!
kayleighaaronleah
5th May, 2014
made this a few weeks ago and it went down a storm....absolutely delicious and it looked stunning.....
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Setapak100
4th May, 2014
I had this a couple of weeks ago at a family lunch. My sister-in-law made this with chopped chocolate easter eggs and chopped roasted hazelnuts as she did not have Ferrero Rocher. It was absolutely delicious. I have just made it as per recipe and will serve it tomorrow. Will review it after guests have tried it!!
jabrady91
3rd May, 2014
Made this for our family Easter lunch and went down a storm! Absolutely delicious and rich but the hazelnut cuts through stopping it from being too much. My new fave!
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Daisy@Cheaperseeker
2nd May, 2014
How hungry I am now!The cheesecake looks so great and delicious!
shasha101
19th May, 2014
I made this for my love for dessert and went down a storm! Absolutely delicious and rich but the hazelnut cuts through stopping it from being too much.Our new favorite! Thanks! how to buy soundcloud plays

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