nutella cheesecake brownies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
¾ cup + 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup + 2 tablespoons water
¼ cup applesauce
½ cup canola oil
1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
¾ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 tablespoons Nutella
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheti.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, applesauce, and oil; mix until well blended. Spread evenly in a greased 9×13 inch baking pan.
In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Microwave on high for 10-15 seconds or until soft and easy to pour. Pour evenly over the brownie batter, drop Nutella by the spoonfuls on top, and make swirls in the batter with a knife.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.