Nutella Cheesecake Brownies – recipe

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These are brownies, but than they are EVEN more delicious than regular brownies, they are combined with a cheesecake and nutella layer. A real treat!! I based this recipe on various recipes I found on the internet, and this one works best for me.

Ingredients:
Cheesecake topping:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup Nutella

Brownies:
3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoapowder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs

How-to:

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celcius
Line an 8×8 pan with foil leaving 2 inch overhang on all sides. Spray foil w/ cooking spray.
To make the cheesecake mixture, cream the sugar and cream cheese until blended. Scrape bowl and add the egg and vanilla and beat until the topping is nice and creamy. Remove half of cream cheese mixture into another bowl. Stir in Nutella. I put the Nutella in the microwave for a minute, it stirred in better this way.

To make the brownie mixture, sift flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder into a small sized bowl. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time, beat well then add vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat just until combined.

Spread the brownie batter into the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish. Randomly drop spoonfulls of both cream cheese toppings over the brownie batter. Swirl with a knife, taking care to swirl only the top layer (not brownies).

Bake at 180 for 40 to 50 minutes until a toothpick comes out just about clean! The result:

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