Nutella is such a sweet girl (yes, Nutella is a she). Although her strong chocolate personality might be a bit overwhelming for some, it's really her subtle hazelnuts that make her unforgettable. It's hard not to like her. Just last week she was hanging out with new friends egg white and jam like they had known each other forever.
For World Nutella Day, I thought I would introduce her to cream cheese. I wasn't sure if they would get along since cream cheese can be a bit tangy. Well, I was worried for nothing. Nutella and cream cheese got along just swimmingly. I think they're going to be BFF (best friends forever)!
Nutella Cheesecake Brownies
Ingredients for brownie layer:
10 tbsp butter (5 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/4 cup Nutella
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup natural cocoa powder
Ingredients for cheesecake layer:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temp.
3 tbsp granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 325F. Line a 9x9 inch square pan with parchment.
To make the brownie layer...
Combine butter, Nutella, eggs, and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Sift in flour and cocoa powder and mix until well combined. Pour batter into your prepared pan and spread evenly. Set aside while you prepare the cheesecake layer.
To make the cheesecake layer...
Mix the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and Nutella until well combined. Pour over your brownie batter.
Bake at 325F until the cheesecake looks set, about 40-45 minutes. Allow brownies to cool completely in the pan before cutting. (I cut my brownies into 36 since they are quite decadent.)
World Nutella Day is the brainchild of Ms. Adventures in Italy's Sara and At Home in Rome's Shelly. Please join the Nutella festa on February 6th and celebrate the original chocolate hazelnut spread.