Celebrate National Chocolate Week with this Ferrero Rocher cheesecake (Recipe)

Ferrero Rocher cheesecake

Ferrero Rocher cheesecake

What better way to celebrate Chocolate Week (12-18 October) than with a Ferrero Rocher cheesecake?

I’ve wanted to make a Ferrero Cheesecake for a while now, since drooling all over my laptop when I saw one pop up on my Facebook news feed.

I was really pleased with how this turned out. Flavoured with Nutella, the filling was smooth and creamy and the Ferrero Rocher chocolates and hazelnuts made for a finishing touch that looked great, but tasted even better.

However, it wasn’t quite as firm as your average cheesecake; the topping just didn’t seem to set fully, even overnight. Next time, I would use slightly less double cream to see if this makes a difference. The ingredients were pretty expensive too, although for a cheaper option you could cut each Ferrero Rocher that you decorate the cheesecake with in half, meaning you’ll only need 5 for decoration – or if you’re really strapped for cash, use Kinder Bueno instead.

Ferrero Rocher cheesecake

There's cheesecake, and then there's Ferrero Rocher cheesecake! This is a decadent cheesecake and it's certainly not cheap to make, but believe me, it's worth every calorie, and every penny!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

Base

  • 250 g digestive biscuits
  • 150 g unsalted butter

Filling

  • 400 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 200 g Nutella
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 6 Ferrero Rocher chopped

Decoration

  • 10 Ferrero Rocher
  • 2 handfuls hazelnuts finely chopped

Instructions

Base

  1. Break the biscuits into crumbs using a food processor (if you don't have one, you can try using a hand blender but it'll take longer - alternatively, place the biscuits under a sheet of cling film and run a rolling pin over them).
  2. Mix the melted butter into the biscuit crumbs, then transfer into an 8" deep spring-form cake tin and put it into the fridge to set.

Filling

  1. Whisk the cream cheese, vanilla essence, icing sugar and Nutella for a couple of minutes until smooth, then add the double cream and whisk for a few more minutes, until thickened.
  2. Fold through the chopped up Ferrero Rocher and spread the mixture evenly over the biscuit base.

Decoration

  1. Carefully scatter the finely chopped hazelnuts around the edges of the cheesecake; I bent the fingers on one hand slightly to create a curved guide to follow whilst doing this.
  2. Then, add the finishing touch by spacing the 10 Ferrero Rocher chocolates evenly around the diameter of the cheesecake.
  3. Leave in the fridge to set for at least 6 hours, but ideally overnight.
  4. Once firmly set, carefully remove from the cake tin and serve.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you use a springform cake tin (with a removable base) - there is no way I could have got this cheesecake out of a standard cake tin in one piece!

A slice of Ferrero Rocher cheesecake

A slice of Ferrero Rocher cheesecake

 

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40 Comments

  1. October 17, 2015 / 11:40 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh, That looks absolutely amazing – I want some like now YUM!

    • October 17, 2015 / 11:59 pm

      Thanks, it was lovely. Got a bit sickly after a while though! Probably serves me right for eating so much hehe.

  2. kris
    October 17, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    wow this looks absolutely delicious! I would eat it right now.

    • October 18, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      Me too! I haven’t even had breakfast yet!

  3. October 18, 2015 / 12:02 am

    This looks so scrumptious 🙂 I’m definitely going to try and make it x

  4. October 18, 2015 / 4:16 am

    I love Ferrero Rocher. They always remond me of Christmas as I don’t seem to eat them any other time of year. This cake looks delicious

  5. October 18, 2015 / 6:51 am

    This cheesecake sounds absolutely and utterly amazing!!! I wonder if whipping the double cream first and folding it into the cream cheese/nutella mixture might make for a firmer cheesecake, but irregardless, YUM!

    • October 18, 2015 / 12:48 pm

      Ooh, thanks for the tip! That’s a great idea, hadn’t thought of that. I’d definitely try that next time 🙂

  6. October 18, 2015 / 8:08 am

    OMG is all I can say. This looks like a real show stopper!

    • October 18, 2015 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you! It was a real treat. Definitely a once in a blue moon kinda treat though… soo many calories!

  7. October 18, 2015 / 9:02 am

    Ooo! This looks so good!! xx

    • October 18, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Definitely! Who needs diets anyway? 😉

  8. October 18, 2015 / 10:58 am

    If i ate a piece of that I would think I had died and gone to heaven. How scrumptious does this look? Yummy!

    • October 18, 2015 / 12:44 pm

      I know 🙁 I dread to think how many calories I consumed after scoffing so many slices of this!

  9. October 18, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Good gracious me, how fabulous does this look. I always get FERRERO ROCHER at Christmas so this is one to make then!

  10. October 18, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    There are no words to describe how much I am wanting this right now x

    • October 22, 2015 / 8:00 pm

      I could do with a slice actually 🙂

  11. October 18, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    This cake looks delicious but sooo calorific. This would be a wonderful treat after weeks of dieting.Ha ha ha.

  12. October 18, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Uh this looks to die for, I would love to make one of these!

    • October 22, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      I was surprised at how easy it was to make, the prep didn’t take long but waiting for the cheesecake to set in the fridge was pretty much torture!

  13. October 18, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    I love cheesecake and I am quite partial to a ferrero rocher too! So to me this looks amazing x

  14. October 18, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Oh YUMMMMM I love Ferrero Rocher and the chilly atumn days make cake al;l the more appealing!!

    • October 22, 2015 / 7:59 pm

      Oh definitely. There’s always time for cake 😉

  15. October 18, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Wow that looks amazing! I used to love Ferrero Rocher but then became allergic to nuts. This looks like a brilliant recipe though

  16. October 18, 2015 / 11:10 pm

    I am a big lover of Ferrero! It would be a sin for me to not save this recipe!

    xx Dominika

    • October 22, 2015 / 7:37 pm

      It’s definitely worth a go at making this once at least! 🙂

  17. October 18, 2015 / 11:32 pm

    One of my favourite chocolates in the whole world I love the look of your cake.

  18. October 19, 2015 / 6:38 am

    Oh my goodness! This looks amazing! I am definitely trying this recipe! x

    • October 22, 2015 / 7:59 pm

      I was quite happy with how it turned out, I’m not really that experienced in cake-making etc!

  19. October 19, 2015 / 9:59 am

    definitely chose the wrong day to start my diet! looks amazing.

  20. October 19, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    This looks so yummy 🙂

  21. October 19, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Oh this really does look amazing, I want to make this now, but I know I’ll eat half of it before I’ve even finished making it haha

  22. October 19, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    I’m in two minds about this – it sounds super sickly but I would still love to give it a try!!

    Louise x

  23. October 19, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is crazy – it looks seriously yummy! I can’t even look at it, my mouth is watering! YUM! Kaz x

  24. October 19, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Oh my goodness! That is an absolute delight to look at, I bet its delicious. Really must get into the cheesecake making. Great recipe too.

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