Monday, November 15, 2010

Nutella Cheesecake Topped Brownies

"More batta is betta!"

Or at least this is what my husband exclaimed. I on the other hand had a problem with more "batta". My brownies just did not want to set up. But after some patience and the realization that it was in fact the brownie batter and not the cheesecake topping that needed to set up, I became happy with the outcome. Another realization I came to this week is that I love LOVE Nutella. If you have never eaten this it. By the spoonful, on toast, with bananas, or if you are really adventurous make these brownies. The only thing I suggest is to add more Nutella than the recipe calls for. I couldn't really taste it. So maybe add some to the brownie batter as well as the cheesecake topping? Just sayin.
On another note I cannot believe that it is almost time for Thanksgiving! This will be the fourth Thanksgiving away from my family and it gets harder every year. Unfortunately my job does not allow me to take time off during the holidays so the possibility of seeing them is very small. I know that hopefully I will get them out here one year to relax and enjoy my cooking. But hopefully before they get here I will get a table with more than two chairs hahah!!
I have a fun little theme planned for the blog this week. Something that I hope my followers will enjoy reading and laugh at too! I know I will enjoy it since the job stress has tripled after accepting a new position at work last week. Stay tuned followers....until then enjoy some Nutella gloriousness. :)

Flour, Cocoa, Baking Powder and Salt. Ready for Siftage

Nutella Cheesecake Topping

Brownie Batter Spread in Pan
Note: DO NOT use a round pan. It was almost an epic fail

All pretty and swirled pre-baking

The outcome

I obviously have no patience to cut into brownies...yet again jagged edges

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies
Brownie Layer
4 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cocoa powder
1/2 cup Nutella (this is what I recommend adding)
1/3 cup flour

Nutella Cheesecake Layer:
8 ounce cream cheese
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs

In one bowl, beat all the brownie ingredients together. In a separate bowl, beat together all of the Nutella Cheesecake ingredients. Scrape the brownie batter into the bottom of an 8×8 pan (it will be quite full. These are thick brownies!) Spoon little globs of the Nutella cheesecake all over the top of the brownie batter. Smooth the cheesecake carefully and completely over the brownie layer with a spatula. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 50-55 minutes. The center of the brownies will be set, but if you poke a toothpick into them, it won’t come out dry. No worries! The cheesecake layer needs to cool completely to set up.


  1. Mmmmmmm yummyyy!! Who cares if they're not cut perfectly.. they look perfectly moist and tasty!!!

  2. You had me at the word 'nutella.' Sounds like a wonderful recipe; thanks for sharing.

  3. It seems that everyone is on a Nutella binge right now. I still need to retry a tasting of it. I'm sure my tastes have changes in the last 17 years and I would love it. Adding to the shopping list now... I know what you are talking about with family. My situation is similiar. Both Mr. Sideline Chef and I have picked up and moved away from our families for work but we always head back to Ohio every Christmas to be with his family since mine never had the Christmas traditions like his family does. If you need to borrow some chairs we have three extra sitting in our garage since we never have family over, haha!

  4. These brownies look amazing and I love Nutella! Thanks for sharing :-)

  5. Alexandria-This is such an amazing combination of the chocolate, and the Nutella, and it looks so moist and yummy.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yes, please! These look good...and easy to whip up. I need to get a new jar of nutella...uh, my last one inexplicably vanished ;)!

  7. Kimberly- They were very moist...a little ugly but still tasty. Thanks!! :)

    Pretend Chef- (feels a bit impersonal calling you this) :) Believe it or not I had never eaten it before! I had one bite and was hooked. We never really have family around either...although I would like to entertain more. Time to upgrade I think.

    Happywhennot hungry-Thank you for stopping by! Nutella is great isnt it? :)

    Elisabeth-Thank you as usual for the kind words! :) Thank you also for checking in on me...I was around, but barely haha!

    Wendy-Yes please it right! My husband agreed...I have been out of town for a day and I came back to a nearly empty tupperware of these.I think think there is a Nutella thief out there because my jar did the same thing! ;)

  8. Love brownies and these look AWESOME!

    Plan B