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no bake nutella cheesecake
no bake nutella cheesecake


The most rich, decadent and delicious No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake!
Made with a crispy hazelnuts and Oreo cookies crust, a smooth and creamy Nutella cheesecake filling and topped with an irresistilbe Nutella glaze!
Thanks to gelatine, the Nutella cheesecake filling doesn't melt even in the hot Summer days!
If you like chocolate and Nutella, this is the perfect indulgent treat for you.
Prep Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 420 kcal



  • 130 g 4,5 oz Oreo Cookies without the white cream filling; you can use any other cocoa cookies
  • 20 g (2 tbsp) hazelnuts
  • 70 g (1/3 cup) unsalted butter melted


  • 450 g 1 pound cream cheese room temperature
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) powdered sugar
  • 250 g (9 oz- about 1 cup) Nutella
  • 200 g (3/4 cup+1tbso) whipping cream chilled
  • 12 g gelatine leaves or gelatine powder
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) hot water


  • 120 g (4 oz - about 1/2 cup) Nutella
  • 20 g (about 2 tbsp) dark chocolate chopped
  • 35 g (2+1/2 tbsp) whipping cream



  • Remove the white vanilla cream from Oreo cookies and only use the black cookies.
  • Process Oreo cookies and hazelnuts into a foor processor until finely crumbs form.
  • Mix crumbs with melted butter until evenly moistened.
  • Press the mix in the bottom of a 18,5cm-7inch ring cake. You can use a ring or the cake ring from a springform pan placed onto the serving plate and lined with acetate foil or parchment paper. Remember to overlap parchment paper or acetate for about 8cm-3inch to provent filling to escape.
  • Put in refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the cheesecake mix is ready.


  • In a large bowl, place cream cheese, Nutella, powdered sugar and mix until creamy and smooth.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix whipping cream with a hand mixer until creamy and very soft peaks: you shouldn't turn into whipping cream, it should be creamy and soft.
  • Incorporate the semi-whipped cream into the cream cheese mix.
  • Soak gelatine leaves into chilled water for about 5-10 minutes, then squeeze it and dissolve it into 30 g of hot water (water doesn't need to boil, I just microwaved it until hot). Mix until gelatine completely dissolves. If gelatine doens't completely dissolve, just heat a bit into microwave for few seconds. If you use gelatine powder, you don't need to soak it into chilled water.
  • Cool down a bit the gelatine mix until slightly warm, incorporate about 3 tbsp of cream cheese mix into the gelatine mix then incorporate it into the cream cheese mix. If the mix lumps, just microwave it for few seconds to dissolve gelatine lumps.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling on top of the crust and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until cheesecake set on top.


  • In a medium size bowl, place Nutella, dark chocolate, whipping cream and microwave for few seconds until chocolate completely dissolves and the mix becomes smooth.
  • Slightly cool down the glaze, then pour it and spread it on top of the cake.
  • Put in refrigerator for at least 6 hours, better overnight.
  • Decorate the top with some melted milk chocolate, hazelnuts and serve it!



Store in refrigerator for about 5 days.
Slice with a hot knife.
I always suggest to prepare this kind of cake the day before, so it's perfectly firm when it’s time to unmold it and serve it!

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no bake nutella cheesecake

In this recipe you can use gelatine leaf or gelatine powder, they are the same! So you don’t have to change the amount, you’ll just use the same amount even if you use gelatine powder.

The only different thing, is the method to use them. If you use gelatine leaf, you need to soak the leaves into chilled water for about 5-10 minutes or until they become soft, then squeeze it and completely dissolve into hot fluid.

If you’re using gelatine powder, you don’t need to soak it into chilled water, you just need to dissolve the powder into a small amount of chilled water and let it swell for about 5-10 minutes, then you can completely dissolve it into the hot fluid.

no bake nutella cheesecake

It could happen that when you add the gelatine mix into the cheesecake mix filling, it starts to lump a bit: usually the reason is why your cheesecake mix filling is too chilled.

For this reason, it’s very important to gradually add about 1/4 of cheesecake mix filling into the gelatine mix, to cool the gelatine down gradually; then you should quickly incorporate the gelatine mix into the filling.

If it lumps, you can microwave for few seconds the cheesecake mix filling and mix it vigorously, so the gelatine lumps will dissolve.