Heavenly Nutty Chocolate Cheesecake: A Gluten-Free Delight











Escape into the rich, velvety world of our Nutty Chocolate Cheesecake, where luscious chocolate meets the earthy crunch of hazelnuts in a gluten-free indulgence. Perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings with a protein-packed, guilt-free slice.


Step 1: Prepping the Hazelnuts

Begin your Nutty Chocolate Cheesecake journey by transforming whole hazelnuts into a fine, nutty flour. This step is crucial for infusing our cheesecake with its signature earthy flavor and delightful crunch. Simply place the hazelnuts into a food processor and blend until they reach a fine consistency. Wondering about a nut alternative? Almonds or even pecans could offer a delicious twist, ensuring every bite is as engaging as the last.
Pro Tip: Make sure to pulse to avoid turning the nuts into butter.

Step 2: Crafting the Crust

Let's craft the base of our cheesecake with our freshly made hazelnut flour. In a bowl, combine the hazelnut flour with plain flour, one of the large eggs, and a tablespoon of cacao powder. This combination creates a rich, chocolatey crust that's not only delicious but gluten-free too. The secret to a perfect crust is in the mix, so ensure everything is well combined before pressing it into your pan.
Pro Tip: Chill the crust for 20 minutes before baking for better texture.

Step 3: Baking the Crust

The base of our cheesecake deserves the perfect form, so take care when pressing the crust mixture into a greased pan. Aim for an even layer that will support the rich, creamy filling to come. Use the back of a spoon or your hands to press down firmly and create a smooth surface. It’s these little touches that turn a good cheesecake into a great one. Remember, patience is key for the best baking results.
Pro Tip: Use parchment paper for easy removal from the pan.

Step 4: Creating the Filling

Here's where the magic happens! In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining eggs, quark, heavy cream, olive oil, milk, sugar, vanilla sugar, chocolate pudding mix, lime juice, cacao powder, and chocolate nibs until everything is beautifully blended. This concoction is the heart of our Nutty Chocolate Cheesecake, where each ingredient brings its unique flavor to the symphony. Pour this velvety mix onto your crust, setting the stage for a cheesecake that promises to be unforgettable.
Pro Tip: For a smoother filling, blend the mixture for a few extra minutes.

Step 5: The Finishing Touch

With your cheesecake assembled, it's time for the oven to do its work. Bake at 392°F (200°C) for about 50 minutes. Once the timer dings, resist the temptation to open the oven door right away. Instead, let the cheesecake cool for about 15 minutes with the oven door open. This gentle cooling helps prevent cracks from forming on the surface, ensuring your cheesecake looks as good as it tastes. It's these final, thoughtful steps that transform baking into an art.
Pro Tip: Decorate with extra crushed hazelnuts and a chocolate drizzle for an impressive finish.