World Nutella Day: Mini Nutella Cheesecakes

Did you know that today you are supposed to celebrate Nutella? Yep! It’s the 5th annual World Nutella Day! And you should dig in with your spoons without any thought or guilt. Better yet, you should go into that kitchen and make these Mini Nutella Cheesecakes.
My sister and I grew up on hazelnut spread, or Eurokrem (hazelnut spread made in Macedonia), or Nutella. At least once a day we would be treated to a slice of bread with Nutella spread all over it. But, when we came to the States in 1989 my mom and dad could not find it in any of the surrounding grocery stores. As you can imagine, we were all really disappointed. Nutella on a piece of bread for us was like a PB and Jelly sandwich for the others. But PB and jelly didn’t measure up back then; our taste buds were not used to it. In all honesty, we were turned off by the thought of peanuts made into butter. (Don’t worry, not anymore…I love that stuff!)
The great news is that now I can go to my local grocer and get my jar of Nutella – thank goodness – and I can do a lot more than just spreading it on a slice of bread!

As often as I possibly can, I make cheesecakes. I love cheesecakes. This cheesecake was inspired by my love for Nutella, cheesecakes, and Valentine’s Day. But the mini version of it was inspired by Laurie, author of Food is Love. As I was going through all the food blogs last week, I came across her post about making delicious desserts fast. She had some great options and I especially liked the idea for the cheesecakes because one, as I stated, I love cheesecakes, two, mini versions of anything are always cuter, and three, I had already planned to make this Nutella cheesecake so to celebrate its Day with the rest of the world; Ms Adventures in Italy, Bleeding Espresso, and World Nutella Day! Check them out as they all have incredible recipes made with Nutella!

World Nutella Day: Mini Nutella Cheesecakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Mini Nutella Cheesecakes

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Mini Cheesecakes
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
  • 2 (8 oz) packages of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 36 Nilla Wafers
  • Red Food Color , optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs and sugar and beat until fluffy.
  3. Mix in Nutella and beat until combined.
  4. Add Cream Cheese and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Add food color; about 8 drops, and mix. (optional)
  6. Prepare the cupcake pan with mini paper baking cups.
  7. Add one Nilla wafer into each cup.
  8. Evenly divide cheese mixture into each liner; about 3/4 full.
  9. Bake 30 minutes.
  10. Let completely cool.
  11. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
World Nutella Day: Mini Nutella Cheesecakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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62 Responses
  1. Oh my gosh, how good do these look? I must have been in a cave all week–I missed Nutella day! What a great way to celebrate the occasion. These cheesecakes look gorgeous and I’m sure were delicious. πŸ™‚

  2. Im a day late and a dollar short on Nutella day (as always) but these look super yummy. Who doesn’t love cheesecake? And with nutella… mmmm. Congrats on the top 9!

  3. These look like the perfect valentines day treat. Nutella should definitely be enjoyed on V-day. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try them. I also really love your story about growing up on the stuff.

  4. A Spicy Perspective

    Wow, I suddenly have a strong craving for Nutella…and red food coloring! πŸ˜‰

    These are such cute little treats for V Day. Great idea.

  5. Congratulations on making the top 9! I can see why these little joys did! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend, and thank you for your kind words on my blog this morning. It means so much to have your support! I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

  6. Congrats on the Top 9 today! Your little cheesecakes look so good and perfect for Valentine’ss Day. I just bought my first jar of Nutella on Nat’l Nutells Day, and made Kim’s Liv Life. Nutells fudge brownies for my Super bowl party.

  7. Yeah, I discovered Nutella on a trip to Oktoberfest a few years back and while it took a backseat to all the wonderful beer, it ended up still being one of my favorite things about the trip – I love the stuff, and those mini cheesecakes look delicious!

  8. I’m waiting to see if I’m going to get Nutella overload in the midst of the World Nutella Day celebrations, but it hasn’t happened yet. Red is definitely the color of love and chocolate is the flavor of romance, so I can’t wait to make these amore cheesecakes for Valentine’s!

    1. I had a great time – thanks for allowing us to showcase our Nutella creations!
      At 10:30 last night I went to the store to buy a jar because my hubby and I celebrated all day with these minis and a heaping spoon of Nutella on the side. πŸ™‚

  9. Being from former YUG (Slovenia), I too had the privilege to enjoy Eurokrem, the staple of our youth! But living close to Italy, I had the privilege to enjoy Nutella at least four times a year. Well, that was a real treat!!!!!!!!! Happy Nutella day Kate and wonderful cupcakes! And adding the red rose just pushed the deliciousness up a notch! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  10. mini nutella cheesecakes sound delicious! I can just imagine how the nutella builds in the creaminess of the cheesecake. I had no idea it was nutella day….sigh….I am so out of the loop!
    thanks for a wonderful post and a tasty cheesecake….love the colour too!

  11. I cannot believe that there is a Nutella Day! I am Italian and for most of us every day is a nutella day… but I try not to buy it… I end up eating to much of it just with a spoon! πŸ™‚

    Happy World Nutella Day


  12. Absolutely unbelievable. These look otherworldly good. I’m new to your blog and have just spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really love the food and recipes you feature here and I definitely plan to return. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary.

  13. Every day is World Nutella Day as far as my husband is concerned. He became addicted to it when he lived in Italy, and I will never forget the day he discovered it at our local market. I though he was having some kind of attack. He was speechless with awe and gratitude! Since then I have become a huge fan, too. I love the recipe, great post!

  14. I love how simple this dessert is to make, but big flavor with the Nutella. I’ve seen it at the stores often, but I’ve never tried it. I think I’ll make these for Super Bowl tomorrow for dessert. Thanks for the recipe!


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