Monday, 6 May 2013

Recipe: Indulgent 3 Ingredient Nutella Cheesecake Cups

'Indulgent' is really the operative word when it comes to these single serving cheesecakes. I initially planned for this recipe to be one big round, classic shaped cheesecake, but then I realised that as well as mascarpone (I prefer not to use a light version as it is thicker) and Nutella, I would be using butter too and I felt that a lot of you would want to shoot me for the calorie count. So, instead of using something to bond the biscuit base together problem solved by serving these cheesecakes in single cups. Anyway, enjoy!
Indulgent 3 Ingredient Nutella Cheesecake
There is not really an ingredient list for this, more of a formula as not everyone will have the same size pots or cups, and will be making it for any number of people (talk about an easy show stopped dinner party dessert!) For the biscuit base, use as many crumbled Digestives (use Graham Crackers if you are in the USA) as you need for about a half inch thick base. Obviously if you are using slightly smaller cups, you'll need a thinner base. I used up the scrapings of my bowl in a shot glass, using just a few crumbs at the bottom for a study break treat.
Indulgent Nutella Cheesecake
The formula for the cheesecake mix is pretty simple; two parts mascarpone cheese to one part Nutella. I measured mine out using tablespoons. Make sure the mascarpone is room temperature to make sure it is easier to work, and the Nutella is only slightly warmed so it is not hot, but not rock solid but smooth instead. The Nutella will be fine to use out of the jar if you live in California, because due to reasons I debated in my Nutella Rugelach recipe post (I do rather enjoy experimenting with Nutella!) it always seems smooth and silky straight from the jar here. Beat the Nutella and mascarpone together until smooth and there are no lumps, then spoon into glasses over the biscuit layer. Smooth the top and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours so the cheesecake can set. Serve with a little sprig of fresh mint (I'm obsessed with the beautifully flavourful and fragrant California mint right now) sprouting out of the top, if you wish!


Let me know what you think, and if you do want to make this as a traditional cheesecake in a spring ring pan, you'll need to add half a teaspoon of melted butter per biscuit in your base, and allow that to refrigerate for about an hour before adding your cheesecake topping.

24 comments:

  1. this sounds so good! definitely want to try this out!

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  2. I loooove nutella!! This is the perfect recipe, mmmmm. (although I shall have to restrain from eating the nutella before the recipe aha)xx

    http://paprikapassion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Oh my goodness, these look amazing!


    Maria xxx

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  4. Oooh I'm definitely going to make these at some point. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  5. Rachel, amazing.
    That is all.


    *needs nutella rehab*

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  6. OMG. You know this is the first thing you're going to teach me to make right?

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  7. wow, sounds delicious. I've banned nutella from my house, but I might have to make an exception to try this!!

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  8. I just found your blog and I love the style of your blog and how cool you're living in LA. I'm in Europe from Cali and it's quite a change but I see Nutella all the time here. This recipe looks so delicious. Thank so much for sharing. following you now

    xo Dale

    http://www.savvyspice.com

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  9. I'm such a sucker for nutella. Just yesterday I had it in place of hot fudge on my frozen yogurt! I definitely want to try this soon--such a neat idea!

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  10. One of my favourite Pinkberry (in the UK) luxe toppings!

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  11. Why on earth would you want to ban Nutella from your house?!

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  12. Sherin, I do not need to teach you this. You bash up biscuits and put them in a small cup. Then you mix together Nutella and double the amount of mascarpone cheese that have been left out on the counter for a few hours, spoon over and refrigerate. No actual cooking involved!!!

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  13. Yummm - looks and sounds amazing! So easy too! I recently made the three ingredient nutella cupcakes which were really good :)
    I made your frozen chocolate banana pieces the other day - adding a little something extra - got a post on them scheduled for Wednesday if you want to have a look :) x

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  14. I am game for anything that has nutella!! And an easy recipe like that? a definite win!

    teffysperks.blogspot.com

    Xx

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  15. I just headed over to your blog to check out the Nutella cupcake recipe, they look amazing! I'm also glad you liked the banana pieces, so I can't wait to see what you've done with them; in case I forget to check back, it would be great if your could Tweet me a link when it is online! (@makingmewonder)

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  16. Haha, have you not met me? I'll buy some mascarpone/nutella and try for myself.

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  17. I have met you. This is how I know you are an intelligent person and you actually make incredible French Toast. If you can manage to make me breakfast every time I come to your house, you can manage this cheesecake!

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  18. Yummy! Looks delicious!

    Lulu xx http://luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Rachel! I just found your blog (I wasn't looking for food, actually) and wow! I'm a food lover and will definitely be reading your blog from now on! Btw, your style reminds me of www.howsweeteats.com. It would be awesome if you could add an "subscriber" box on the side bar :)

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  20. Hi Karen, you have no idea how much your comment just made me smile. I simply adore How Sweet Eats and it is one of the food blogs I've been reading the longest, so I'm flattered that you compared my blogging style to hers! I'm also very happy you like this blog, and I hope you enjoy some of the recipes I've got planned for the coming weeks!


    What do you mean by a subscriber box? I like to try and keep my sidebar as un-cluttered as possible! x

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  21. Haha sure! I will stop by! Hopefully, I'll cook some of your recipes this weekend :)

    Oh, About the subscription box, it's just an e-mail field and the subscribe button, so people can receive e-mails to know when you update your site!

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  22. Will do :D I bought Nutella a few days ago, so guess what I will prepare!

    Have you tried mailchimp? That is what I use for my blog.

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  23. Yay!


    And I used to have a Mailchimp newsletter for this blog, but I honestly don't have the time to produce great content for it up to the standard of this blog every month.

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