One thing I love about my office is everyone’s willingness to give back to the community. Every year, without fail, we participate in several charities. Aloha United Way, American Heart Association, and during Christmas, we adopt families through Helping Hands Hawaii.
This month, we’re focusing on the March of Dimes’ March for Babies charity walk and fundraiser. We’re having a silent auction, getting pledges, and (my all time favorite) having a bake sale!
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve dragged myself into the kitchen and I’ve been having some major withdrawals! So what did I do?
I baked my heart out. All. Day.
It was great!
I made cake pops, nutella cheesecake and cookies and cream brownies. The brownies actually ended up going with Ryan to a barbeque, but the rest, minus a taste test or two, made its way to the bake sale where we made a total of about $430! (Not just my stuff of course! Tons of other generous souls brought in goodies, too!)
The recipe I’m sharing with you today is the nutella cheesecake. The payout on this is amazing. So simple, and so incredibly rich and delicious!
And now, the apology. I was in such a baking frenzy that I didn’t even bother taking pictures of the process. The hiatus has left me out of practice.
It’s really easy though, so I think just describing the steps will do it!
1 (16 oz) box of powdered sugar (2 cups if your box is bigger)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9”x13” pan
Mix the crust ingredients together and pat into the pan
Beat the cream cheese and nutella until smooth, then stir in eggs, vanilla and butter.
Add powdered sugar slowly, stir until incorporated and spread over crust.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. The center will be a bit wobbly and gooey.
Five steps to chocolate-nutella-cheesecake happiness.
Okay, maybe six steps. I definitely believe in chilling these before serving. They make them 10 times more delicious. I know this because when I pulled it out, I accidentally slipped a spoon into the side and was "forced" to taste it hot. Hehe.
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this looks good. but what flavor cake mix? and can you put out the cake pop recepe please.
Thanks Pwincess, I actually posted the cake pop recipe on my blog: http://sarakatahira.com/talk-about-an-adventure-cake-pops and here: http://nubcak.es/2011/04/25/cake-pops-my-new-side-job/ :) Let me know how it goes!
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