Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

If you had to pick, what would you pick as your favorite TV ever??

I choose Friends!!!

And yesterday, there was a Friends marathon on TBS.  So, you know what I did yesterday…..watched about 12 episodes of Friends.  (I cleaned, did laundry, and caught up on blogs too during this time!!)

My favorite episode is the Thanksgiving episode where Monica puts the turkey on her head.


And Rachel makes the trifle with meat.

“What’s not to like??  Custard, good.  Jam, good.  Meat, good!”

While watching Friends, I did not try my hand at making a trifle.  But I did make cream cheese swirl brownies.

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Recipe from Jane and Lorraine

Yields:  12 brownies


6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar + 1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 egg whites + 1 whole egg
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
8 ounces of cream cheese


Preheat oven to 350.  Spray 8 x 8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray and set it aside.
In a small bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup of sugar until crumbly.  Beat in one whole egg, one egg white and vanilla until well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine flour and cocoa.  Gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until blended.  Pour into your baking pan and set it aside.
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth.  Beat in your second egg white.
Drop by tablespoonfuls over the brownie batter.  Drag a knife through the batters to make a swirl pattern.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Allow brownies to cool before enjoying.
With the cream cheese swirl, I think these brownies are best served after chilling in the refrigerator!