Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

I’m sorry.

Why am I sorry? I’m sorry because of these brownies. These incredibly decadent and fudgy brownies. There is nothing healthy about these brownies. Nutella cheesecake swirl brownies. It’s pure magic. So actually, I’m not sorry at all. Not even a little bit.

Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

We had a potluck party for work last week and I signed up to bring a dessert. I wanted something loaded with chocolate. I brought these brownies and they were a total win. I highly recommend making them for a party because first, everyone will love them, but also, everyone will eat them and you won’t be stuck with a ton left over that you will just feel forced to eat. Because I mean, how could you ever let these babies go to waste?!

I sit firmly in the fudgy brownie camp as opposed to the cakey brownie camp. These brownies are made with dark chocolate and Nutella. It really doesn’t get any better! The key to the perfectly fudgy brownie is using only a small amount of flour and lots of chocolate! And I just really love the cheesecake topping swirled with even more Nutella. You can never have enough!

Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies


For the brownie layer:

  • 6 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces of good quality dark chocolate chips (I like Ghiradelli)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour

For the cheesecake layer:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Nutella, slightly melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease or spray a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Prepare a double boiler by placing a pot filled about half way with water on medium high heat. Place a glass bowl over the pot. Melt the butter and the dark chocolate together, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs, Nutella, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour and cocoa powder. Set the bowl aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  6. Pour the brownie mixture into the baking dish and spread evenly with an oiled knife or spatula.
  7. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the top of the brownies and spread evenly.
  8. Stick the 1/2 cup Nutella in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl and heat for about 15 seconds. Drizzle the Nutella over the top of the cheesecake. Using a sharp knife, swirl the Nutella around into the cheesecake.
  9. Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until the brownies are cooked and the cheesecake has set.
  10. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
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Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies



  1. Okay, I have to whip up a batch of my sugar-free nutella so I can make these!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, your brownies are adorable! I’m thinking Monday’s should be brownie day!! I love that you swirled in Nutella!! I just love it and your photos are just beautiful!!

  3. They look magical indeed, after all, if all desserts were healthy, what would we be then indulging in!

  4. Everything about these brownies is perfect! I’m with you, fudgy brownies all the way!

  5. Swirled and delicious :D


  6. Oh wow, these brownies look amazing!

  7. These looks amazing! oh i cud just eat them all!
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  8. Sometimes I just need something totally unhealthy…this is definitely worth it!

  9. I’m glad you apologized up front! These look and sound amazing!

  10. Nutella and cream cheese are totally healthy in my books. YUM, brownie health food!

  11. It’s good to eat something simply because it’s decadent. :) These look fantastic. :)

  12. I just bought a huge jar of nutella to bake things with and now all I can think about are these brownies!!! I love nutella and cream cheese together and have spread them both on a bagel before. amazing!

  13. Ok so how do I get an entire pan of these? Do you deliver ;-)

  14. I’m totally with you – fudgy brownies all the way! These sound so decadent … and delicious!

  15. Whoa, having these around would not be good for my waist line…but I think I must try them!!! Fantastic brownies!

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  17. Not just a brownie but Nutella AND cheesecake! These are awesome brownies, Stephanie!

  18. Ooh…now I’m getting a serious craving…

  19. Great Recipe! I am making this right now! One thing though, I didn’t see where you added the cocoa powder in the recipe. I added it to the brownie layer mix with the eggs, sugar, etc.

    • Oh Kevin, thanks for pointing that out! I just updated the recipe. That’s what I get when I post recipes after midnight :) Yes, you did the right thing. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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  22. How long approximately will they keep for if I don’t do the cheesecake top layer?

    • Hi Kate, I think brownies are best eaten within 3 days. They would still be okay for a few days longer than that, but even in an airtight container, they just start to dry out.

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