Recipe

Nutella cheesecake

This creamy cheesecake gets its flavour from the popular chocolate hazelnut spread. Decorated with edible glitter and a Grand Ferrero it makes an impressive Christmas centrepiece.

  • 2 hrs cooking (plus cooling time)
  • Serves 10 - 12
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Ingredients

  • 250 g Delta Cream chocolate biscuits
  • 60 g butter, melted
  • 500 g cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1½ cups (420g) Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Grand Ferrero
  • edible gold shimmer powder or sprinkles, to decorate
Ganache
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) thickened cream
  • 80 g dark chocolate, chopped finely

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced). Grease and line base and side of a 20cm springform cake pan. 
2 Process biscuits until fine crumbs form. Add butter; process until combined. Press over base of the prepared pan; smooth surface. Freeze while preparing filling.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a clean food processor, process cream cheese and sugar until smooth and combined. Add chocolate spread; process until combined. With motor operating, add one egg at a time, processing until combined.
  • 3
    Pour mixture into pan. Place pan on an oven tray. Bake for about 1 hour 20 minutes or until almost set in the centre. Cool in oven with door ajar. Cover; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Ganache
  • 4
    Bring cream to the boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until melted. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • 5
    pread Ganache over top of cheesecake, allowing some to run over edge. Top with Grand Ferrero and gold shimmer powder.

Notes

Cheesecake suitable to freeze at the end of step 4. Ganache suitable to microwave.

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