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Brownies with Cream Cheese Swirl Topping and Giveaway Winner

Did you all have an amazing Mother's Day weekend?

If you gonna ask me...well, I did! Got some lovely gifts from Ryan and the girls...and Mother's Day turned out really awesome for me! My day started with a filling fried rice with sausage and scrambled eggs breakfast prepared by my sweet hubby. We went to church then had a nice Mexican lunch at On The Border. After that, we watched Dark Shadows (not so good movie but it gave us some laughs). When we got home,  Ryan made these Brownies with Cream Cheese Swirl Topping...
Not from scratch though...he used boxed brownie mix. But he made the topping from scratch. He said he got it from Betty Crokers' Cream Cheese Swirl Brownie recipe. Ryan likes to cook, you know. He actually does the cooking every weekend...but he had never made baked treats. This is the first time that I've seen him baked something, so even though these Brownies with Cream Cheese Swirl Topping aren't 100% from scratch, I feel these are truly worth sharing! For someone who doesn't bake, the effort Ryan put into making them is indeed commendable. Neither did he hurt his fingers with the mixer nor overbake the brownies and burn the kitchen. :) I must say he did a pretty good job! And even though the swirls didn't come out really visible, I must say that these brownies are beautiful enough and are delicious too! They are such delightful treats to end my wonderful Mother's Day! 

For Topping:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
For Brownies:
  • 1 box brownie mix (Ryan used Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix)
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a rectangular or square pan. In small bowl, beat topping ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside. 
2. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Fold in chopped pecans.
3. Spread 3/4 of batter in prepared pan. Spoon topping by tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through mixture with knife several times for marbled design. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
4. Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in brownie comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Slice and serve.
Our giveaway ended last night...and the winner of the $30 voucher is ---
Bianca of!

Congratulations, my dear...and to everyone who joined, thank you so much!!!



  1. Those Brownies look really, really good, your hubby did a wonderful job!! I wish that my hubby would bake something (he never tried, I hope he will some day :D)

    Have a wonderful day!

    1. This is actually the first time he baked a sweet treat for me! I really hope there would be a second time. :)

  2. Sounds like you were really spoiled! I love these kind of brownies when you need a great dessert quick. Your husband is commended for his great effort! My husband used to do a little cooking until we were married. I'm trying to encourage him to try a little- he will help me prepare the food at times ;) So I can't complain too much.

    1. I admire guys who help out in the kitchen! They're awesome!

  3. Awww ... how sweet! He spoils you ... but you deserve it really. You're such a great mum and wife. Happy Day!

    1. Oh thanks, Ping! It's so nice of you to say that! :-*

  4. Tina , don't be mean and just add Ryan as your co-writer then ! hahaha He did a pretty good job indeed !

  5. So sweet of your husband and kids to make breakfast and these yummy brownies. That's fine if they used brownie mix. The good thing is that they though to make something for you.
    Tina I have shared an award with you, hope you will accept it.

  6. clap...clap...clap...I wish my hubby could bake like Ryan, he also cook for us occasionally =) Ryan's brownie looks delicious.

  7. Those look great. They're "semi-homemade" it counts :) I'd love my husband to make me brownies anytime

  8. sounds like a great mother's day and I love that Ryan made the brownies! Great job Ryan!

  9. aww....thats so sweet of prepare breakfast and these yummy brownies...these surely looks very very delicious !!!!loved the cream cheese topping....n belated wishes for mother's day !!!!

  10. Brownies look awesome and I am sure it must have taste more delicious as it is made by someone special..:))

  11. These brownies are amazing :D
    Good on Ryan!!!
    I am glad you had such a fabulous mothers day my friend!

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. These look wonderful and the photos are beautiful! I was sick all weekend, but we're going to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend:)

  13. awesome! i love brownies with icecream.

  14. Oh yes, I'd a great time & I hope u too! These bakes are lovely & congrats to the winner!

    Tina, chk this out: May BellaBox Comes With A Reusable Bag!!

  15. This is my favorite kind of brownies! And Ryan did a fabulous job!