Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes with Nutella Frosting

I made these last week for St. Patrick's Day by substituting green food coloring for the red food coloring. If you cluster them in groups of four, they look like shamrocks. At least that's what I told myself as I ate them in groups of four.

Green or Red:

Individual Oreo Cheesecakes with Nutella Frosting

12 whole chocolate Oreos
8 oz cream cheese (1 package)
½ cups sugar
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 whole egg
red food coloring (or green, pink, whatever you feel like)
½ cup Nutella

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners and place 1 Oreo in the bottom of each. Set aside.

3. In large bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar together until combined. Stir in cocoa, vanilla, egg and food coloring until smooth and desired color. Spoon batter over Oreos so cups are filled 2/3 way full.

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set completely. Cool to room temperature and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

5. For serving, remove paper cupcake liner and place on platter. Microwave Nutella in a heat-proof bowl to thin out and make more spreadable. Spoon over cheesecakes and spread to cover the top completely.

No comments:

Post a Comment