Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Exactly 1 year ago today my life changed. On March 31, 2011 I walked into the bank to apply for a Visa card and unexpectedly met my future husband. He was the personal banker helping me with my Visa application. I knew right away - sitting across from him at the desk - that there was something special between us. That day I got so much more than I ever could have imagined. He is now my fiancé and I am the happiest girl in the world.

This triple-threat dessert is just the thing to celebrate with. He loves Nutella, I love Cheesecake. Who doesn't love brownies!? Happy 1 year to Banker Boy and Canada Girl!

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies
9" square pan

Brownie Layer
1/2 cup melted butter, allow to cool
1/2 cup Nutella
2 large eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa

Cheesecake Layer
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup hazelnuts skinned, chopped (optional)
3/4 cup Nutella

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 9" square pan. Mix together the wet ingredients for the brownie until well combined. You can just used a wooden spoon.

2. Mix in the dry ingredients until well incorporated. Spread brownie mixture evenly in prepared tin. Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth, light and fluffy. Add the eggs gradually until well incorporated and the mixture is smooth and fluffy again.

3. Gently mix in the flour until well combined, but don't over beat at this point. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the brownie mixture and spread evenly on top. Drop spoonfuls of Nutella over the cheesecake layer then marble gently by drawing a knife through the top layer. Sprinkle hazelnuts on top.

4. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until cooked through.


Good Timing said...

Love your how you met story! :) so cute! And can I just say I want to eat these right now!! Damn GD!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely story! Congrats :) Great looking brownies too!

spike said...

great love story! And those brownies look amazing

Cindy said...

Three wonderful flavors combine to make one yummy looking treat.
Great love story.
My hubby of 36 years was a blind date--his father lined us up! Sometimes Father does know best.

Jen Laceda | Milk Guides said...

awww...what a sweet meet-up story :) so how did he ask you out? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Cute story to go with a great recipe! Love the creativity behind your recipes. :)

Anonymous said...

TIA!! It's so wonderful to be back in the states, catching up on all you posts from the past three months! I loved hearing a little bit of the story of how you and your fiance met :) That is SO sweet. These look delicioussss!

bombayrose said...

Quite literally salivating at my computer screen! May have to bake these tomorrow...! xx

Bombay Rose

bombayrose said...

Hi Tia - just an update to say I made these yesterday, they're AMAZING! Have sent you a little email on your Hotmail address regarding this fab recipe, would be great to hear from you very soon :-)

Bombay Rose