No Bake Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake

No-Bake Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake |

What could be better than Nutella Cheesecake? How about double the Nutella, as in Nutella chocolate ganache tucked under the cheesecake.  I don’t kid around when it comes to cheesecake or Nutella!  And the best part – it’s no bake and super easy.  I should probably mention there’s boozy whipped cream involved too.  Go grab a spoon!

So this cheesecake is where I turn when I want to make a fabulous cheesecake, but don’t have time or energy for springform pans, water baths, ovens, etc.  You know what I mean?  At first glance it just appears to be a simple Nutella cheesecake, but there’s so much more to this little gem!

You start out with a basic Oreo cookie crust to add a little crunch.  Next, you make a chocolate Nutella ganache.  If you think Nutella is good right out of the jar, you just wait till you try Nutella ganache – I apologize in advance :)  Spoon that right over the Oreo crust, and then comes my favorite part – sea salt.  Sprinkle a little sea salt over the ganache and then send them off into the fridge to set up.  You’ll find out with the first bite that the sea salt balances the dessert and makes it pop; it’s nothing short of magical.

No Bake Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake |

Next, you make the cheesecake filling with a good dose of Nutella and mascarpone.  The mascarpone adds a creaminess to the cheesecake that can only be described as luscious.  The flavor is subtle and adds a lovely lightness to the finished dish.  Last up is the Frangelico whipped cream.  That little bit of Frangelico gives it a nice pop and the toasted hazelnuts tie it all together. One bite and you’ll be hooked, as in excuse me while I lick the bowl…

This recipe yielded 4 parfait glasses for me because I really filled them!  I would say you can easily make 6 out of this recipe and it would be plenty.  Whatever you do this weekend, make this! It’s one of those desserts you’ll find yourself making again and again.  Happy baking!

No-Bake Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake |

No Bake Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake

Yield: 4-6 parfaits depending on size


    Oreo Crust
  • 1 cup oreo cookie crumbs (about 15 cookies)
  • 1.5 ounces (3 Tbsp.) unsalted butter
  • Nutella Ganache
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) heavy cream
  • 4.5 ounces (3/4 cup) dark chocolate
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Nutella
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  • Nutella Cheesecake
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) powdered sugar
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) Nutella
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) mascarpone cheese
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) heavy cream
  • 1.5 ounces (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp.) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Frangelico Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Frangelico
  • hazelnuts for garnish


    Oreo crust
  1. Melt butter and mix with cookie crumbs.
  2. Press 2 Tbsp. crumb mixture in the bottom of parfait glasses and refrigerate.
  3. Nutella Ganache
  4. In small saucepan, bring heavy cream up to a scald.
  5. Pour over chopped chocolate and whisk till smooth.
  6. Stir in Nutella.
  7. Spoon 2 Tbsp. ganache in each parfait glass.
  8. Sprinkle a small amount of sea salt over ganache and refrigerate.
  9. Nutella Cheesecake
  10. Cream cream cheese and powdered sugar on medium speed till smooth. I used a hand mixer for this.
  11. Add Nutella and continue mixing.
  12. Stir in mascarpone till combined.
  13. In separate bowl, whip heavy cream, vanilla extract and remaining powdered sugar till stiff.
  14. Stir about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture to lighten it.
  15. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream till everything is combined.
  16. Fill parfait glasses with cheesecake filling. I used a piping bag with tip #808 to fill the glasses. You can also just spoon the filling in.
  17. Frangelico whipped cream
  18. Whip heavy cream with powdered sugar and Frangelico till stiff.
  19. Spoon on top of parfaits when ready to serve.
  20. Garnish with chopped hazelnuts

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38 Responses to “No Bake Nutella Mascarpone Cheesecake”

  1. 1

    Love all of the Nutella you packed into these cheesecakes!

  2. 2

    WANT! Such a great no-bake treat!

  3. 3

    These are absolutely gorgeous and sound amazing; now where is that Nutella?

  4. 4

    Oh heavens, these look amazing. What a seriously amazing combination of flavors! And the fact that they’re no-bake is even better!

  5. 5

    I cannot even tell you how beautiful your photo is! Wow. And it sounds so delicious!

  6. 6

    Nutella ganache? Are you kidding me? It’s brilliant.

  7. 7

    I want some! I want some now! Looks so gorgeous!

  8. 8

    Wow, so much Nutella-y goodness! These look fabulous!

  9. 9
    Carol says:

    Yum yum! I am making this for my women’s group potluck, bet everyone licks the parfait glass ;) and spoon!
    thanks Buttercream Blondie! another fab concoction!

  10. 10
    Liz says:

    These sound delicious, I think I’m going to make them for a dinner party next week! Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. 11
    Liz says:

    Yes, please. I’ll take ALL three! Seriously, this is one heavenly treat!!! So beautiful, too!!

  12. 12

    The answer is nothing. Nothing is better than nutella cheesecake. Oh my, these look divine.

  13. 13

    Really not sure why I haven’t done Nutella in cheesecake yet, this looks like heaven!

  14. 14

    I have made no-bake nutella cheesecakes many times but yours are even more decadent and wonderful!!

  15. 15
    Suzanne says:

    Oh this dessert looks absolutely perfect for the Summer, who could resist chocolatey, cool and smooth.

  16. 16

    OM!!! I have no words!!! Pinned :D

  17. 17

    Oh-mah-gosh! Meghan, this recipe is incredible! I apologize for being a bit late to the party here. Trying to write a gluten-free and grain-free baking book, keeping up with the blog and blog love has me in a whirlwind. All I know is that I must make your No-bake Nutella Cheesecakes ASAP! Love, love, love cheesecake and Nutella. Thanks for sharing!

  18. 18
    Liz says:

    Now this is what you call hazelnut Nirvana!!! What gorgeous cheesecake parfaits, Meghan!!!

  19. 19

    Hi, Meghan! Wow… What a gorgeous, effortless, delicious treat!

  20. 20

    Yum I absolutely adore marscarpone, will definitely be making these!

  21. 21
    Michelle says:

    These pictures are just beautiful! I feel like I can taste it! Gonna have to give these a try, Nutella is definitely on my list of most delicious things EVER

  22. 22

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