BanaNutella Cheesecake

April 17, 2012

in Cheesecakes,Italian,Recipes

BanaNutella Cheesecake

Hi…

Wondering weather I’ve stopped baking or making cocktails?

Nope, I’ve just been suffering from writers block.

But, after watching a very entertaining and inspiring episode of Glee (Disco/Saturday Night Fever), I decided I wasn’t going to let my writers block prevent me from keeping this absolutely delicious cheesecake recipe from you. So here you go…


 

PS: According to my husband this was the most delicious banana cheesecake he’s ever had. (Of course the cheesecake also contained a cups worth of Nutella…) ;)

4.7 from 3 reviews

BanaNutella Cheesecake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
Crust
  • 12 pecan shortbread cookies
  • ½ cup toasted hazelnuts, skinned
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces melted butter, slightly cooled
Batter
  • 4 − 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup Nutella, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon banana extract
Directions
Crust
  1. Double wrap the bottom of a 10″ springform pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Pulse cookies and hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground. Add sugar and pulse a few times to incorporate.
  3. Transfer dry ingredients into a medium bowl. Pour melted butter and blend thoroughly with a fork or wooden spoon.
  4. Press crust over the bottom of the prepared springform pan.
Batter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Have an oven-safe dish or pan big enough to contain the springform pan ready for a water bath.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy 3-5 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix on low speed just until combined.
  4. Add sugar to batter and mix on medium speed.
  5. Add mashed banana, ½ cup Nutella, and extracts to the batter, mix until incorporated.
  6. Pour filling over crust prepared crust.
  7. Warm up remaning ½ cup Nutella in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. Place dollops of Nutella over the top of the batter and run a butter knife run through them for a swirl effect.
  8. Place the cheesecake inside the larger pan and place in the oven, with a measuring cup fill the larger pan half-way up with warm water.
  9. Bake cheesecake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is set. Remove cheesecake from water bath and allow to chill for 10 minutes.

 

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Blog is the New Black April 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

Looks wonderful- nutella makes everything better!

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2 angela@spinachtiger April 18, 2012 at 4:37 am

We all lose our inspiration from time to time. If this tastes as good as it looks, it’s a winner. Now how about a cocktail to go with it. Actually, I’m in the mood for Sangria for summer. Any ideas there?

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3 Hannah April 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

This looks like a dream! All my favourite things combined. Clever title ;)! Xx

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4 Kathia April 20, 2012 at 6:43 am

Nutella in a cheesecake is my dream come true. Delicious!

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5 Brian April 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

It tasted awesome, however it turned out a little undercooked. I would suggest cooking it a little longer (depending on your oven), possibly 1 hour 30mins instead of 1 hour 10mins. Overall, great recipe!!! I will definitely be making this again. Thank You!

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6 AikoVenus April 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Mm, this sounds so tasty and looks so delicious! Now I’m going to be craving this for the longest, hehe! ^^

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7 Starr April 22, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Ooooh, this sounds amazing! I love the banana/Nutella combo (and probably indulge in it a little too much)… adding it to cheesecake to only make it 10x yummier! :-)

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8 Choc Chip Uru May 25, 2012 at 3:18 am

Banana and nutella are made for each other, especially in this cheesecake – sounds like a treat :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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9 Julia June 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

This is sorta like a snack, since it has banana and nutella, right? It looks perfect and dense and oh so creamy!

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10 Cindy June 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

This cheesecake is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The texture was smooth a silk, and the combination of Nutella and bananas, superb. I was supposed to be on a diet when it arrived at my house, and there was no possible way I could resist it. I just don’t have that caliber of will-power. Let me say, it was worth every decadent bite. Now, months later, I am having a minor surgery this week, and I think the one thing that would help me recover quickly would be an ever-so-tiny sliver of this masterpiece cheesecake. Just saying’…

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11 Daydreamer Desserts June 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Thank you so much for stopping by Cindy! Best of luck to you with your surgery, sounds like I know what I’ll be making this weekend. :)

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12 Nancy/SpicieFoodie June 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

OMG! I simply must have this! Thanks for sharing a scrumptious recipe with two of my most favorite things. Beautiful shots too:)

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