Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies


With brownie plus cheesecake, there's no way you can go wrong with this serves-24 dessert recipe.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 cup butter (two 4-oz. sticks)

  • 7 ounce dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon hazelnut extract or vanilla

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature

  • ½ cup chocolate-hazelnut spread

  • 1 cup roasted salted hazelnuts, chopped

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 13×9-inch baking pan.

  2. In a large bowl combine butter and chocolate. Microwave until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.

  3. Whisk sugars, 1 tsp. salt, and the hazelnut extract into chocolate mixture. Slowly whisk in four of the eggs until just incorporated.

  4. Sift together 1 cup of the flour and the cocoa powder; add to melted chocolate mixture. Gently stir until just incorporated. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

  5. In a medium bowl whisk together the remaining egg and 1 Tbsp. flour. Stir in cream cheese and chocolate-hazelnut spread until smooth and uniform.

  6. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on batter. Using a skewer or the tip of a knife, swirl mixtures together. Sprinkle with hazelnuts and chocolate chips.

  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until slightly puffed, corners have darkened, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few fudgy crumbs and no wet batter. Cool completely. Makes 24 brownies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
22g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 163mg 3%
Folate, total 22.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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