Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Two amazing desserts in one ?? First there is a dense, chewy brownie. And topped off with a delicious non-bake Nutella cheesecake layer. Together, the equal a slice of chocolate heaven !

For the brownies
  • 3/4 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 11/2 cups sugar
  • 170g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 eggs
For the Nutella cheesecake:
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 227g soft cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 11/2 cups double cream 
  • Melted chocolate, for decoration 

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C for fan oven. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan. 

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa and salt. Melt butter in a large saucepan and remove from heat. Stir in sugar and vanilla extract. Quickly whisk in eggs, one at a time.

Add butter mixture to flour mixture and stir until well blended. Spread brownie batter into prepared tin and bake for 20-30 minutes. Cool completely. 

Meanwhile, make the Nutella cheesecake layer. With an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, Nutella and icing sugar until smooth. 

In a separate bowl, beat double cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the Nutella mixture. Spread over the cooled brownies. 

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving or until the cheesecake layer is firm. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.

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