Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Nutella Whip

Summer is here! With school finally being done for the semester, I'll hopefully have more time to post on here! To celebrate the end of the semester, I decided to make this yummy dessert:
I wish I could take credit for this brilliant concoction, but alas, someone wiser than I came up with it (follow the link for the recipe!). Martha of The Kitchen Cookie has tons of yummy looking desserts (she has savory food too, but I'm more interested in the sweet :), including quite a few cheesecakes that I can't wait to try! I'm still not very confident in my cheesecake abilities, so I prefer to see how others spruce it up, then copy them :) Maybe by the end of the summer I'll be willing to make my own concoction!
This cheesecake is quite simple, and very delicious! I needed to cook the brownies just a little longer, I think. Mine sort of oozed out of place when I poured on the cheesecake. Maybe it's because I cheated and just used box brownie mix, and it takes longer to cook? I guess I'll just have to make it again! Other than that, I love how it turned out. Martha piped her Nutella whip on with a fancy star tip all over, but mine was too soft, and the details got lost. So, I just used a spoon to give it a rough finish, then covered it with shaved chocolate. Maybe not as fancy as hers, but I still think it looks good!