Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Tuesday, 7th September 2010

Where did the summer go?!  I can’t believe my son, Matt, is back to classes already.  I wanted to finish off the summer holidays with a delicious dessert and I knew Nigella’s easy chocolate cheesecake would be the perfect treat.  Unfortunately not everyone agreed.  You see Matt’s favourite all-time dessert is a no bake cheesecake with cherry topping that I’ve been making for the last 15 plus years.

A close up photo of a chocolate cheesecake with chocolate sauce, butter caramel sauce and toasted hazelnuts.

It seems like every time I try to introduce a new cheesecake recipe I’m met with resistance.  Thankfully, that all changed when Matt saw the cheesecake I was proposing.  It was slathered in chocolate sauce and dripping with caramel sauce.  How could he resist?  He was chomping at the bit to dive right in (as we all were!).

A photo of a plain chocolate cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust.

I am a huge fan of Nigella Lawson!  She is one remarkable woman and a true inspiration for the home cook.  She was neither a trained chef nor a cook but a journalist.  It wasn’t until 1992 when she was asked to write a food column for The Spectator magazine that she entered the food world.  In 1998, Nigella took her love of food and published her first book, How to Eat:  The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food. Not only was it a bestseller but also led Nigella to her first TV series, Nigella Bites. In 2000 Nigella released her second book, How to be a Domestic Goddess:  Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking.

A photo of a chocolate cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust topped with chocolate sauce.

She’s not only written a few cookbooks since but she’s gone on to host several other shows, Nigella Feasts, Nigella Express and Nigella’s Kitchen.  She even made appearances on Top Chef and Iron Chef America as guest judges.  Nigella is known for her flirtatious manner of presenting and is often called the “queen of food porn”.

A photo of a slice of chocolate cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust topped with chocolate sauce, butter caramel sauce and toasted hazelnuts.

I love her best for her easy recipes and this cheesecake recipe is no exception.  I strayed from the recipe a little bit and decided to go with an Oreo® cookie crumb base rather than the cocoa-flavoured graham crackers.  I spotted a mouth watering butter caramel sauce at Tartelette a while back and I’d been saving it for a special dessert.  I knew it would take this decadent chocolate cheesecake over the top luscious and it did!  The crunch of the toasted hazelnuts is a welcoming contrast to the silky smooth filling.

A photo of a bowl of fresh raspberries with a few tiny white flowers.

I think you’ll agree with me when I say this Chocolate Cheesecake is scrumptious and sinful!

A photo of a slice of chocolate cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust topped with chocolate sauce, butter caramel sauce and toasted hazelnuts on a white dish with a dessert fork and full cheesecake placed in behind.

A photo of a slice of chocolate cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust topped with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and toasted hazelnuts on a plate served with a few fresh raspberries.

A photo of a bowl of toasted hazelnuts.

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Comments (24)

24 Responses to “Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce, Butter Caramel Sauce and Hazelnuts”

  1. Jason's BBQ Adventures Says:

    WOW, that looks just so evil, but yet so good. Amazing recipe you have here!

  2. Marly Says:

    Your son would have been crazy to turn down this cheesecake. Looks too yummy!!!

  3. Grace Says:

    Marly, he’s been crazy enough to turn down some really delicious ones in the past, thank goodness he likes this one, getting a little bored making the same cheesecake over and over again.

  4. Grace Says:

    Perfect description Jason!

  5. Ambika Says:

    OMG!!! I can do anything for a slice of that cheesecake! Absolutely sinful and tempting!

  6. marcellina Says:

    Beautiful cheesecake! My son is the same – resisting change. Occasionally I can persuade him. I think I could with this one. Great work!

  7. Grace Says:

    Isn’t it frustrating at times Marcellina?

  8. Paula Says:

    this cheesecake looks absolutely incredible!

  9. Michelle Says:

    Oh my gosh, this is utterly amazing. Not even a tiny crack in that cheesecake, then to cover so deliciously. I think it’s perfect.

  10. Grace Says:

    Hi Michelle ever since I started baking my cheesecakes in a water bath 99% of the time I don’t get cracks and the remaining 1% is usually tiny cracks that are easily fixed.

  11. Grace Says:

    Thank you Paula

  12. Marisa Says:

    I don’t think “delicious” comes even close to describing that. The sauce dripping from the sides look heavenly.

  13. Maria @ Scandifoodie Says:

    This looks absolutely heavenly! I love the photos too!

  14. Grace Says:

    Thank you Maria

  15. Megan Says:

    Love this! Delicious!

  16. Sarah Says:

    I love you. Oops, did I say that out loud?? Sorry, I get woozy around delicious cheesecake. That is next on my to-bake/to-eat list.

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  19. Lala Says:

    I buy Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese and it’s 226 grms. per piece. How many do I need for this recipe? And what is Custard Powder? I’ve never used it before. Thanks.

  20. Grace Says:

    Lala you will need 2 1/2 bricks of cheese, each brick is about 8 ounces/1 cup.

  21. liam Says:

    Just stumbledupon this site and i have to say that cake looks amazing!

  22. vibeke Says:

    note to self: PLEASE don’t let me forget about this cake next time I start flicking through my cook books in search of the perfect chocolate cake. This looks absolutely heavenly!

  23. Grace Says:

    Oh you are going to love this one, so good!

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