Grilled Nutella Cheesecake Sandwich

Grilled Nutella Cheesecake Sandwich |

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? I’m not entirely sure why April, but who’s going to question a month full of cheese? And of course after you eat your dinner full of grilled cheese, it only makes sense to end it with these Grilled Nutella Cheesecake Sandwiches for dessert. Two slices of pound cake filled with a creamy and addicting filling of Nutella and cheesecake.

This idea popped into my head one day while frustrated at work. Grilled cheese…cheesecake…grilled cheesecake. Hey that’s a great idea! I searched for other grilled cheesecake recipes, and most called for an actual slice of cheesecake. What if you don’t have cheesecake? That’s where I got the idea to create a cheesecake filling (egg free!) that you could put in a sandwich.

Grilled Nutella Cheesecake Sandwich |

Now what can I pair with the cheesecake? First thought was strawberries or cherries, but it isn’t strawberry or cherry season. Peaches? No, not until late summer. Hmm. Can I use something that isn’t fruit? Then it hit me – Nutella. Everyone has a jar of Nutella in the pantry (or at least they should).

For the “bread”, I used a pound cake recipe that used up some egg whites in my fridge. It has cinnamon, clove, and a touch of rum. I included it in the recipe below, but feel free to use your favorite pound cake. I bet you could even make it with banana bread.

Grilled Nutella Cheesecake Sandwich
You can substitute your favorite pound cake recipe to make the sandwiches.
Serves: Roughly 6 sandwiches
Pound Cake
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons rum
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons Nutella
Butter, for frying
For the cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 6-cup loaf pan. Set side.
  2. In a measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg whites, and rum. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, clove, and cocoa. Add the butter and half of the milk mixture. Mix on low until the dry ingredients are moistened then beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides. Gradually add the remaining milk in two batches.
  4. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan. Bake 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly pressed (the cake will have a split down the middle). Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
For the filling
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the heavy cream until it starts to thicken. Add the powdered sugar. Continue beating the cream until stiff peaks form (when you pull the beaters straight up, the peaks will not fall over). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the granulated sugar and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Turn off the mixer and fold in the whipped cream.
To assemble
  1. Preheat a dry skillet. Cut the loaf into 1/2-inch half slices. Take one slice of cake and butter one side. Take another slice of cake and butter one side. On one of the unbuttered sides, spread about 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake filling. With the remaining unbuttered side, spread about 1 tablespoon Nutella. Sandwich the cake slices together with the cheesecake and Nutella sides facing each other. Fry the sandwich on one side then flip and fry the other side. Repeat with the remaining cake slices.
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Source: Pound cake recipe from The Cake Bible
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  1. I don’t have Nutella.

  2. ha ha, what a clever idea and how delicious that looks.

  3. You have outdone yourself Carla. This is the best dessert grilled cheese I’ve ever seen. Wow.

  4. Carla,
    Very clever twist on a grilled cheese sandwich.
    Nicely done!
    And the photos–you’ve made brown food look appetizing, and I commend you.
    Wish I could figure out how to do so!

  5. OMG I love these!! To die for.

  6. I only follow one foodie blog (yours) and confess I only glance. But this one got my attention. As a bachelor I dine out most times, but occasionally roll up my sleeves and cook for a lady I may fancy. This Nutella Cheesecake Sandwich is certainly gonna be a home run. Thanks!

  7. WHAAAAAT? Why oh why am I on a diet right now?!

  8. OMG…that looks so good! I will have to try and recreate a non-dairy version, because I have to try that:)

  9. This is SUCH a genius idea

  10. I have yet to have a single grilled cheese thing month. I think this is a great way to start though.

  11. instead of a grilled cheese for dinner and then this for dessert, can I just have the grilled nutella cheesecake sandwich for dinner!?!? I would be so happy with this haha

  12. I’m sure as heck not going to question a month full of cheese. Seriously, this is an ingenious idea, Carla. This sammie looks beyond delicious.

  13. Oh my heavens! This looks spectacular and I love the sweet and tangy matchup of flavors!

  14. I love the way your brain works! Holy mother of yum, what I wouldn’t give to be eating this sammich RIGHT.NOW. I can feel my arteries clogging already – not that that’s EVER stopped me from pigging out before ;)

  15. Wow, this recipe is INSANE– I love it! Can I just have it for dinner? ;-)

  16. Oh wow, a nutella cheesecake sandwich!! This sounds amazing!

  17. OK, this is just a calorie atrocity on every level and now, thanks to you, I won’t be able to stop thinking about it. My pants will never fit again…

  18. LOL – I guess that’s true, creativity was born out of frustration, but this is one smart idea! Love the combo, though I’m not a big fan of cheesecake but I never say no to nutella. Yum!

  19. Heide M. says:

    Interesting idea of using nutella.

  20. This is a GREAT idea!

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