Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Raheelas' Gluten-Free Nutella Cheesecake

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This is a "finger licking good" Nutella cheesecake. It's very rich and is great for special occasions because it can be prepared in advance and chilled in the fridge. If you're not gluten intolerant, substitute the biscuits for regular biscuits.

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Gluten-Free Digestive Biscuits

2. Butter
3. Nutella Chocolate Spread
4. Sugar
5. Philadelphia Soft Cheese
6. Icing Sugar
7. Double Cream
8. Chocolate Curls (optional)

Bismillah, let's start!

Crush 2 packets gluten-free digestive biscuits in a food processor. Place the crushed biscuits into a large bowl.

Add 3 tablespoons melted butter.

Add 2 tablespoons of Nutella.

Add 1 tablespoon sugar

Mix until the mixture is like dry gravel. (We put less biscuits in first, and then realised the mixture was too wet so had to add another packet of biscuits).

Spoon the mixture into a cake tin, and press to smooth down. Chill in the fridge for an hour or two until set. Or if you want it done quicker, put in the freezer for an hour, like we did!

To make the topping, place 10 ounces of soft cheese into a standing mixer bowl.

Add 3 tablespoons of Nutella spread. You can more or less Nutella depending on how chocolatey you want it.

Add 2 tablespoons of icing sugar.

Finally, add 1/4 cup of double cream.
Using the whisk attachment, whisk the mixture until just becoming stiff.

Remove the set biscuit base from the fridge/freezer.

Pour on the filling.

Smooth out the filling.

You can leave it plain, or decorate with chocolate chips ...

...and chocolate curls.

Chill for another few hours in the fridge, slice and enjoy!


Gluten Free Nutella Cheesecake


For the Base
·     3 packets Gluten Free Digestive Biscuits
·     3 tablespoons Melted Butter
·     2 tablespoons Nutella
·     1 tablespoon Sugar

For the Filling
·     10 ounces Cream Cheese
·     3 tablespoons Nutella
·     2 tablespoons Icing Sugar
·     ¼ cup Double Cream
·     Chocolate Decorations, to decorate


1. Blend the biscuits in the food processor until they become crumbs. Place them into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter, Nutella and sugar. Mix well and then press the mixture into a cake tin. Place into the fridge to chill.

2. To make the filling, put the cream cheese, Nutella, icing sugar and double cream into a food mixer. Whisk until creamy.

3. Pour the mixture over the biscuit base and smooth out. Decorate with chocolate chips and curls, and then chill in the fridge for a few hours.

4. Slice and serve!

Spice Enthusiast


  1. Mmmm this sounds so good, I've had Oreo cheesecake twice this Ramadan, try making that! You just use Oreo biscuits as the base, mixed with a little melted butter, then add some Oreos, crushed, into the cheese, and also crumble some Oreos onto the top for the fimishing touch!
    ..looking forward to making this in the summer holiday though! InshaAllah!

    1. hope you give this one a go - you can't beat a good cheesecake. as for the Oreo one, I have made it in the past. there's a recipe on this blog for it, give it a search. your way sounds delicious too.


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