Friday, April 29, 2011

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake w/Nutella Whip

Today was a day that I had brownies on the brain. This was the second recipe I prepared today with a brownie crust. I've been thinking of this cheesecake for several weeks and today was the day to give it a shot! My daughter keeps begging to eat it but I think she will have to wait till Sunday. With company coming for lunch and supper I think we'd better keep it till then. I did sneak a taste tonight and was quite pleased with the combo. Theres some caramel in there too. It's a rich, decadent dessert that will go far. While I was putting the Nutella Whip on top my daughter kept opening her mouth wide and going pretty close to the edge of the cheesecake pretending to take a bite. She doesn't usually pay much attention to cheesecakes but this one must have caught her eye for whatever reason.☺

For the brownies:

I used a basic brownie recipe that I found here and adapted it slightly but boxed brownies would work just as well.

½ cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
½ stick unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup caramel drops

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking, powder, salt, and cocoa.

In a mixer bowl beat sugar and butter till fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix well. Add vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture mixing until wel combined.

Spray a 9 inch Springform pan and double line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Spray the top paper as well. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with caramel drops.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 minutes.

In the meantime mix cheesecake.

For the cheesecake:

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix cream cheese and brown sugar until creamy, scraping sides of bowl and mixing till smooth. Add eggs one at a time mixing gently after each and adding vanilla. Scrape sides again and mix a little bit again. Pour over cooled brownies. Place Springform pan onto a baking sheet and return to oven and bake for 40 minutes. When done baking turn oven off and prop door open with a wooden spoon handle for another 30 minutes before removing cake from oven.

For the toppin:
4 ounces Cool Whip
½ cup Nutella

Fold together and pipe onto the cake with a decorating bag and tip.

Linking to:
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  1. Oh, oh, oh, I am absolutely swooning, drooling, panting and wishing you lived next door. This is just luscious sounding, but it is also so incredibly beautiful. That Nutella whip on the top is just the crowning touch to an already sinful dessert. Wow, don't you eat the whole thing, save me a piece.

  2. This is way to much...I need to have a slice or 2 NOW!! I just love how you piped the top layer - so professional!! I can only imagine what mine would look like...I am not a patient person...especially in the kitchen!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  3. Oh my goodness! My daughters would swoon over this! They can eat Nutella from a jar!! :-) Looks fabulous!

  4. Yum! That looks so good! & I love nutella. It is like one of the best inventions ever.

  5. This sounds heavenly! Thank you for sharing it with Sweet Tooth Friday.

  6. Oh my goodness...yum! It looks so delicious & when I read "nutella whip" I knew I was in love.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. I am your newest follower.

  7. Oh, you are making my mouth water! I asked the family if they wanted me to make this just now and the response was a unanimous yes! Thanks for linking it up!

  8. This looks tasty. I love anything with Nutella!

  9. This looks delicious! I am most excited about the Nutella whip as Nutella is my newfound love in the kitchen. Can't wait to try this!

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

  10. This looks absolutely beautiful and decadent!

  11. That looks divine! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  12. Hello! I have a linky party going on at my blog called A Themed Baker's Sunday and this weeks theme is Chocolate! I'd love for you to join!

  13. Oh heavens!...Do you hear Angels singing too?

  14. Oh my this looks your blog you have to check out my dil's blog killer zebra's she's all about baking too! Thanks for dropping by it's so nice to meet you Martha!

  15. all your recipes look SO good! thanks for linking this up to our Wicked awesome wednesday party.

  16. Your cheesecake looks out of this world delicious. Can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.


  17. oh my yummy my son in law loves cheesecake this would send him to another planet come see me at

  18. When you make a cheesecake, you don't mess around. This sounds like an ultimate dessert. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  19. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  20. This sounds amazing with brownie, cheesecake and Nutella. Can't go wrong.

  21. This looks so yummy. I love nutella so much. And brownies. And cheesecake. So it's perfect!

  22. I tried this today, and it turned out GREAT! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    You can see how mine turned out here:

  23. Wow! It looks so yummy! Great recipe and beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing :)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  24. oh. my. goodness. This looks so good! I'll be making this soon!

  25. This looks amazing! A little of everything I love!! Thanks so much for liking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.