Sunday, February 3, 2008

World Nutella Day: Nutella-Cheesecake Cupcakes



Ingredients:




3 packages of neufchatel cheese (1/3 less fat cream cheese), at room temperature
5 eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 jar of Nutella!
24 chocolate wafers


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325.

2. Cream the neufchatel and sugar together. Beat until they are thoroughly blended.

3. Add the eggs, one and a time, and beat until well blended. Lastly, beat in the vanilla.



4. When everything is well-blended, mix in 1/2 the jar of Nutella with a spatula, so that the Nutella swirls through the mixture, rather than is completely blended.




5. Get out two muffin pans. Line each muffin cup with a foil cupcake liner. Place a chocolate wafer at the bottom of each cupcake liner.





6. With a cookie scoop, scoop out the batter and place in each liner. Each liner should be about 2/3 full. Then with a smaller scoop, or with a tsp and a knife, place a dab of Nutella in the center of each cupcake.

7. Bake for 35 minutes. Take out of the oven, cool, and chill for at least three hours.

Enjoy!





Tomorrow is the deadline for projects for World Nutella Day, which is the brainstorm of Sara of Ms. Adventures in Italy . This was a delicious challenge for me - to play, you just make a recipe, picture gallery, or any other project that uses Nutella (otherwise known as the hazelnut chocolate elixir of the gods) and send your project, along with a picture, to nutelladay at nutelladay dot com. Go to Sara's blog to get all the details.

20 comments:

cablegirl said...

really??? nutella day? oh how I love that stuff!!!!! mmmmmmmmmmm *drool**drool*

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Nope, it's for real. Get your cooking self on! And no nightshades, either!

Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Ciao Jen - those look yum! I've never heard of neufchatel cheese! Thanks for participating!

Mae Travels said...

Hi Jen of a2eatwrite,
I'm very amused by World Nutella Day. I must be one of the only people who like both chocolate and hazelnuts, but not both together. I bet the recipe would be good with peanut butter, too -- which I do like.

Thanks for the comment on
maefood.blogspot.com... Mae

painted maypole said...

wow. that looks like heaven in a muffin cup. yum. and world nutella day? wow. I've never understood why the chocolate hazelnut thing hasn't caught on here like it has in europe.

Thalia's Child said...

Oooooh, those look delicious. I'm not a huge nutella fan - but these might convert me for good.

Charity said...

Oh, these look great! After we fix our kitchen sink (or rather the drain), and make pink cupcakes, I'm trying these.

I've always liked baking much more than cooking meals.

Ben said...

I love nutella and I love cheese cake. This is the perfect marriage in a cupcake. Wow. I am making these very soon!

Thanks :D

anno said...

I'll vouch for these! They were excellent! And thanks so much!

Shan said...

Oh these look delicious! I will have to give these try.

Mariposa said...

Yum!

Jen, I'm back...I'm posting my story tonight...just trying to compose myself...and get some rest...

bleeding espresso said...

Oh Jen. You are mean. What kind of cheese can we use on this side of the ocean because I must have these....

La delirante said...

Yummy, yummy!!

Goofball said...

nutelladay ?? My gosh the marketeers from Ferrero must be thrilled with this free viral publicity.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

nutella and cheesecake together!

Love it.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Ohhhhh yeah!!!! YUM YUM!

Flower Child said...

I grew up on this stuff. nectar of the gods indeed!

Alex Elliot said...

I had no idea about World Nutella Day! That looks so good! I just got back on Sunday so I'm slowly catching up on my blog reading. Tomorrow I'm going to throughly check out the Writing Game while the boys are having quiet time!

Leslie said...

I've never had Nutella, but anything with the word cheesecake sounds good to me!

Maria said...

Oh my! Yet another good one to try! I LOVE nutella!