Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Hello friends. I’ve been missing blogging terribly. Life just gets in the way sometimes. I know we all feel that every once in a while. I don’t have time to tell a long story now, but boy I wish I could. But even posting this is indulgent enough for me. How about you? What have you done recently to feed your soul and add a little oomph to your life? How about making some decadent brownies? I started with my basic brownie recipe here…but then added a cheesecake element and then why not throw in some nutella too? Sometimes we just need a little indulgence….


Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 4 oz Philly Cream Cheese
  • 2 tbs softened butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup Nutella

Brownie Batter

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 oz semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup hot cocoa powder mix (I didn’t have regular cocoa powder and this worked just fine)
  • Mini chocolate chips (as many as you want!)
  1. Heat oven to 350º and spray an 8′x8′ baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all the cream cheese topping ingredients together. Set aside.
  3. Microwave the butter and chocolate squares in a bowl for 1 minute, stir, heat for 30 seconds longer and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and chocolate until completely combined. Add the vanilla and eggs.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder. Add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until completely combined.
  6. Mix in the walnuts.
  7. Spread evenly into an 8′x8′ baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes.

Be back soon in full force I promise!!

9 thoughts on “Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

  1. the good soup

    Yes, summers do prove to be difficult blogging times, and winters, and days that are filled with baby talk and bay walk and baby cry and baby poo. Love it.

  2. MJ

    ooo…these look much better than Gwenyth Paltrow’s spelt brownies that I tried last week. just sayin’.

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