Even the title has me drooling… it’s one of the most delicious cakes I’ve ever tasted. Although, I personally find it so rich, that I can only manage a small slice at a time. I’ve seen others wolf down much larger slices though; always a good sign! 🙂
This is actually a no-bake recipe that I adapted from bbc good food, when I first started to try my hand in the kitchen. I think that I will attempt a baked version in the future though, to give it a sturdier texture. I made this for a work’s charity bake sale a few months ago, and it seemed to be very well received, even amongst a plethora of divine treats (I had no idea there were such good bakers in my office, bunch of dark horses!).
100g butter, melted
1tsp vanilla essence
500g cream cheese (I used Asda’s own brand as it was 2 for £1.20!)
100g icing sugar
284ml double cream (I used Elmea)
400g Nutella Hazelnut Spread
Crush the biscuits either in a bag with a rolling pin, or with a blender, until it forms a smooth crumbiness.
Put the crumbs into a bowl and add the melted butter, mixing thoroughly.
Tip the mix into the cake tin (I used a 23cm springform) and press firmly to create an even layer.
Chill in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
Make the filling by putting the soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence into a bowl. Beat it with an electric mixer until it forms a smooth mixture.
Tip the filling on top of the breadcrumb base and spread evenly. Work from the edges inwards and try not to make any air bubbles.
The last step is to put the nutella on it. I put the nutella into a microwaveable dish to melt for a few seconds (to make it more spreadable, but not hot), then spread on top of the filling (and try not to eat it all in the process!)
Chill in the fridge for a few hours or, preferably, overnight.
Take it out of the fridge about 1 hour before serving.
Some people might want to let the filling set overnight before adding the nutella topping, but I’ve tried this and it didn’t make much difference. I just put it all on at the same time and shove it in the fridge so it can all set together 🙂
Certainly not one for the dieters. I wouldn’t even attempt to make a “low fat” version of this, it’s not worth the deprivation. Go for a long walk and treat yourself to a slice! :p