Happy Valentine's Day lovers! Today is the day we celebrate each other, the love we have for not only our significant others, but also the love we have for family, friends, our fellow human beings. Life is about love. Without it, this world would have imploded already from all the chaos and hatred. Every day we must strive to show compassion to one another. Even with just a smile. When we show compassion towards one another, really it is US who is purified of negativity and filled with love. If you want to be happy in this life, you must show the love, people! And don't forget one of the most important people in this world to love. YOURSELF. You are #1 in your life, whether you like it or not. You can't love others until you love yourself first and that is one of the most important things I have learned in my 29 years....
I am very blessed to have a Valentine this year. My Matthew is the king of my heart, He inspires me every day. He makes me laugh every day. He wants to lift me higher in this life. His strength and courage leaves me in awe. Matthew is my best friend and I am so lucky to have him...
So of course, I wanted to make him a special treat today. I asked him what he would like to have and he said Nutella Cheesecake and I said "you got it baby!". This is one of my favorite cheesecake recipes. [This is my original strawberry cheesecake recipe:http://www.tinytaster.com/1/post/2013/09/seductive-strawberry-cheesecake.html] I have never made it with nutella but it sounded foolproof and soooo ridiculously delicious.
Nutella is the best thing ever made, if you haven't tasted it yet, what are you waiting for?! This cake is pretty straightforward and simple to make. Just remember that you will need to give yourself ample time to let it cool. I let it cool overnight. I have made the mistake of digging my knife into the cheesecake after 2 hours only to find the center to be soft still... no good.... Be patient! I know I know, I am the queen of impatience. But this one is worth it ;) Just like my Matthew, worth the wait!
Time: 75 minutes to make- 4 hours or overnight to cool
I was born in Peru where life revolves around food :) My grandmother was a cooking goddess and I strive to be half as good as her! I love cooking and eating out and tasting flavors from all over the world. Check out my Facebook page (linked as "f" above my picture) for daily updates and posts! Thanks for visiting and happy cooking! Don't forget to send me your feedback!