Mini Macabella Christmas Cheesecakes – Macabella Review & Giveaway


Recently, my family and I have fallen in love with Macabella, a delicious chocolate macadamia spread. Chocolate nut spread is no longer a treat only to be had on toast by children,  Macabella is a new, indulgent luxury spread, infused with the unique flavour of diced gently ground macadamias. It was originally launched in Australia and was has been voted by over 14,000 Australian consumers as Product of the Year 2016, in the Spreads Category.

You can currently buy the spread in two scrumptious options:

Crunch – This one is divine and features fine diced pieces of macadamia, mixed through a smooth silky Belgium recipe. This spread has 19.5% macadamia nuts.

Velvet – This one is fast becoming known as the grown-ups chocolate nut spread, it features ground macadamias in a super velvety spread. This spread features 15% macadamias and is a glamorous rival to other spreads on the market.


As we’re now well on our way into Autumn, my thoughts are already turning towards Christmas baking and finalising which of our favourite recipes will make the cut. As soon as I tried Macabella I knew it would be the perfect luxury ingredient for many of my go-to holiday bakes. I’ve tried a couple so far, and I think my favourite as an easy, yet indulgent Christmas recipe would have to be my Mini Macabella Cheesecakes.


Mini Macabella Cheesecakes Ingredients


  • 570g cream cheese
  • 190g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 170g heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 85g of Macabella

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 680g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp water




Add cream cheese and sugar in a bowl and on medium speed, mix until smooth. Add in the eggs and combine. Also adding in the heavy cream, vanilla and espresso mix. Switch to low speed and add the Macabella, continue to mix to combine. Fill molds 3/4 of the way up with mixture. Bake at 180°C for approx 30-35 minutes.

Chocolate Sauce:

Place chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl over just bubbling water. Let chocolate and cream sit for 2-3 minutes to melt without stirring. Then slowly stir the mixture, add powdered sugar and mix to combine. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition until it reaches the desired consistency. Set aside and let sauce cool until just warm.


Macabella is now available to buy at Sainsbury’s.

If you’re feeling lucky, the lovely people at Macabella are offering three of my readers the chance to win prizes of both the Crunch & Velvet Macabella, just enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

Good luck!

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Thank you to all of you that entered, the winner has been contacted directly so be sure to check your inbox!

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