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Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Nutella Cheesecake Bars

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Serves 16 – one 9×9′ pan

Ingredients:

For the brownie –

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

1 cup white sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

For the cheesecake layer – 

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup Nutella

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons heavy cream

Pinch of salt

For finishing – 

1/4 cup Nutella, for swirling

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9×9′ baking pan (I normally cover my pan with foil and then spray with non-stick cooking spray).
  2. In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, and beat until fully combined. Stir in vanilla extract and salt.
  3. Beat in cocoa powder and flour until just blended – do not overmix!
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. For the cheesecake layer – beat room temperature cream cheese until softened using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Mix in Nutella and sugar, and mix until fully incorporated – scrape down the bowl.
  6. Add in egg yolk, vanilla extract, heavy cream, and salt. Beat until combined – scrape down the bowl again if necessary to make sure everything is combined.
  7. Dollop the cheesecake batter over the brownie batter. Dollop over spoonfuls of Nutella as well, and swirl everything together using a knife or an offset spatula.
  8. Place in the oven, and bake for 33-37 minutes, or until the brownies are set.
  9. Cool completely, and chill in the fridge for an easy cut.

Enjoy!

 

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