Funfetti Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownies & Blogiversary Giveaway

by Erin

Wanna hear something mind blowing? Today marks two years of The Spiffy Cookie! Two full years of rambling on and on about peanut butter, Ohio State football, funfetti, grad school, and cream cheese. And I am honored that you stuck around, devoting even a second of your time to look at my blog. It makes me feel like I am doing something right in my little spastic world. And since you seem to enjoy what I have to offer, I figured I would once again combine a few of my favorite things into a delicious treat for you in celebration! I made white chocolate brownies with some funfetti cheesecake flair!

But wait, that doesn’t look like brownies at all… Oh yea I almost forgot, I’m also giving away a box full of some of my favorite things!

  • Reese’s peanut butter cups – should be a staple in every baking kitchen
  • Birthday Cake Golden Oreo Fudge Cremes – celebrate!
  • Baker’s Field Guide cookbooks – baking is cool
  • Funfetti cake mix – <3
  • No Pudge fudge brownies – absolute favorite boxed nonfat brownie mix
  • Almond Nut Thins – snack time is tasty
  • Spongebob shaped mac & cheese  – because I am a kid at heart
  • Dancing Pigs BBQ sauce – from on of my favorite BBQ restaurants here in Memphis
  • Speculoos Cookie Butter – hello pureed cookies
  • Speculoos Cookie Butter candy bar – Speculoos is stuffed into chocolate. Need I say more?
  • Homemade hot cocoa mix – for those cozy on the couch by the fireplace nights
  • Magnetic cupcake note pad – shopping lists just got cuter
  • Pretty measuring spoons – don’t let these fall into the garbage disposal
  • Coupon for a free pint of Ben & Jerry’s – since ice cream would melt in the mail
  • Star shaped sprinkles – SPRINKLES! (not pictured because I failed to include them)

Now that is a box full of love if I’ve ever seen one. I wish I could provide one for every single one of my readers, but being a graduate student I unfortunately only have the one to giveaway. Do you think you have what it takes to win? Read on about the delicious brownies I made for you, and at the bottom of the post you will find a Rafflecopter widget to enter the giveaway!

One year ago: Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes


Makes 20 bars



8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup white or yellow cake mix

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp milk, optional

2 Tbsp sprinkles


2-4 oz. (8 oz. total) Ghirardelli white chocolate bars

5 Tbsp unsalted butter

2 eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 pan with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese, sugar, and cake mix until smooth. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until incorporated, adding 1 tablespoon of milk if desired. Fold in the sprinkles and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine butter and white chocolate. Melt then together over low heat, stirring frequently to prevent from burning. When white chocolate is just melted, remove from heat and stir together with a fork or whisk, getting them incorporated as much as possible. The butter will separate from the white chocolate, so just do your best.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine sugar, eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. Pour in the white chocolate mixture and continue beating until smooth and combined.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until just incorporated.
  6. Spread batter in prepared pan, top with dots of cream cheese mixture and swirl with a knife. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set.
  7. Remove and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Source: Adapted from Cookies and Cups.

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Patti @ Bakeify November 20, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Happy Blogiversary!! Congrats! I love what you’re doing! Oh, and I might be moving to Cleveland (and visiting many friends often in Columbus!) so will probably be more into your football posts if/when that happens! :-)

spiffycookie November 21, 2012 - 1:22 pm

When are you moving? I hope to move back to Columbus this summer! :-D Cannot wait!

libby November 17, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Congratulations–love your blog–so many delicious recipes, its hard to choose, but peanut butter layer chocolate pie is always at the top of the list!!

william miller November 17, 2012 - 2:13 pm

My favorite is the buckeye cheese cake brownie.

Heather November 17, 2012 - 12:36 pm

I have many favorites so I’ll go with which one I am wanting to make next! :) I have your min-reeses peanut butter cup ice cream on my to-make list!

spiffycookie November 17, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Yay it’s so good! I have to make more haha.

Julie November 17, 2012 - 12:33 pm

You have too many awesome recipes to name just one! But the most recent that I really really want to try is the peanut butter hot cocoa.

Cindy Brickley November 16, 2012 - 5:15 am

Congrats to your Blogiversary! I love the Chocolate peanut butter 7 layer bars.
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D Schmidt November 15, 2012 - 10:14 pm

I would most like to try your MINI PINK OMBRE SUGAR COOKIE CAKE, in fact I think I will make it this weekend! Congrats on your anniversary :)

Janice November 15, 2012 - 5:22 am

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas!!

Colleen L November 14, 2012 - 10:51 am

I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago and love it. This recipe sounds amazing. i can’t wait to try it!

delia November 13, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Found you through Peabody’s blog. Baking is indeed therapeutic. Happy blogiversary!

spiffycookie November 14, 2012 - 8:14 am

Thanks for checking out my blog! And thanks for the happy wishes :-)

Desi November 13, 2012 - 3:49 pm

I’d love to try your Pumpkin Nutella Mini Cheesecake Bites! I’m loving pumpkin right now!

Calli November 13, 2012 - 2:54 pm

I’m trying the LINZER COOKIES for the holidays!

Tiffany Drew November 13, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Don’t have a favorite yet, but I am in love with the peanut butter and chocolate combo so I’m thinking any one of those! YUMMY! Happy Blogoversary!

Sarah @ All Things Blogs November 13, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Ohhhh, I would love to try the Cheesecake Brownies in this post!
They look yummy!

xoxo sarah

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction November 13, 2012 - 12:41 pm

I love all of your “buckeye” desserts and want to try the buckeye monkey bread muffins soon!

Kat November 13, 2012 - 11:24 am

Congratulations, and what a fun giveaway!

Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures November 13, 2012 - 10:14 am

I love all your desserts! I can’t choose just one!

Caley November 13, 2012 - 6:54 am

Congratulations! Your recipes are all so fun…I especially love the funfetti ones (adorable!) and anything cheesecake. :)

Jenny November 13, 2012 - 4:28 am

These look so good!

@privyseel November 12, 2012 - 9:16 pm

Funfetti Cheesecake Pudding Dump Cake

luv what you do November 12, 2012 - 9:04 pm

OMG! Those look UNREAL!

natalie@thesweetslife November 12, 2012 - 9:01 pm

happy 2 years!! congrats! i like all the ice creams you post–bc i’m on the same page w/ ice cream love :)

Ruby November 12, 2012 - 8:56 pm

happy blogiversary! congrats on 2 years!

the recipe that i’d want to try the most is the Baked Purple Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Marshmallow Glaze. if i ever find purple sweet potatoes, that is! or i would have to use regular sweet potatoes. those doughnuts look so good!

Tania November 12, 2012 - 6:44 pm

The cake batter fruit dip looks yummy and I can justify eating it because of the fruit;)

Samantha D. November 12, 2012 - 5:15 pm

My favorite cookie recipes to make are ice box shortbread cookies, Land o lakes sugar cookies, chocolate peanut butter cookies…. i just got this new pampered chef individual brownie pan and its awesome for brownies, muffins, etc.. the uses are endless.

Alice November 12, 2012 - 3:31 pm

the mini black and white cookies are my fave!

Casey November 12, 2012 - 2:35 pm

I loved when I had your blog for the Secret Recipe Club!! I made your root beer pulled pork and we still use the recipe a TON in our house, thanks to you! It’s so delicious, moist, and flavorful every time. I’d really like to try your lunch lady peanut butter cookies soon!

Megan November 12, 2012 - 1:48 pm

What a wonderful box of goodies! And those brownies look heart-attack-inducing-good!

@cheerpali November 12, 2012 - 1:34 pm

The Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes have my mouth watering…

@lizzysdarcy November 12, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Red Velvet Truffle Stuffed Funfetti Cupcakes — they look delish!

Rebecca@A Dusting of Sugar November 12, 2012 - 1:07 pm

I’m gonna say Mini pumpkin black and white cookies because that is what I’ve posted today and we have the same blogiversary! Twins!

spiffycookie November 12, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Happy blogiversary to you too!

@torlonias November 12, 2012 - 12:42 pm

Would most like to try the Peanut Butter Layer Pie!

Asiya November 12, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Happy Blogiversary! Brownies look awesome! My favorite is the Whole Wheat Pitas I made for SRC!

april November 12, 2012 - 10:05 am

Happy blogiversary! These look delicious!

Georgianna November 12, 2012 - 9:04 am

I love the ingredients you use.. always something fun!

heather November 12, 2012 - 8:48 am

congrats on your 2 yr anniversary! just stopping by to say hi from the SRC! Love seeing all your creative recipes!

Lynna November 12, 2012 - 12:13 am

My favorite recipe is your mini pumpkin nutella cheesecake bites!

Katrina November 11, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Happy 2 years! I will be trying your “I Can’t Believe It’s Healthier” Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Anything for my health, right? ;)

Becca from It's Yummilicious November 11, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Erin, I LOVE your blog and there are SO many recipes that are screaming for me to make them! I absolutely love your loaded potato dip, though. I could eat it by the truck full :)

Nicole-Lynn November 11, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Happy blogaversary! :)

I am new to your blog, my favorite recipe so far is the Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes! They look so delicious!

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Teri @ The Freshman Cook November 11, 2012 - 8:29 pm

My favorite recipe of yours is the peanut butter cup crunch brownies. Yum!

Teri @ The Freshman Cook November 11, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Your brownies look amazing!

Anne November 11, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Good for you.

I’ve got your BUCKEYE RICE KRISPIES TREATS flagged to try soon. They look good, and simple, too.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 11, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Happy Blogiversary! Being from the buckeye state, I am in love with that buckeye cheesecake!

Uli C November 11, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Anything and everything with chocolate!

Corisa November 11, 2012 - 7:28 pm

I’m in love with your garlic bread piza crust recipe !

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray November 11, 2012 - 7:14 pm

I want to make buckeyes! Can’t believe I’ve never made ’em. :)

Jeannette November 11, 2012 - 7:13 pm

These look seriously amazing!! It’s like a party in a brownie!!

Leslie November 11, 2012 - 6:45 pm

I am lucky enough to be going through a kitchen remodel, so I can’t use my kitchen right now. I have printed out your recipe for Chicken Gnocchi Soup and can’t wait until I can use it.

kesha November 11, 2012 - 6:29 pm

I love the REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER S’MORES COOKIES! They are delicious !

Joan November 11, 2012 - 6:23 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe!

molly November 11, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Congrats on 2 years! I’ve been wanting to make the Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies! :)

Shelly November 11, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Congratulations on 2 years! I’ve been dying to make your chocolate chip-peanut butter layer pie!

libby November 11, 2012 - 5:55 pm

I like so many of your delicious recipes, that I can’t choose a favorite, glad I found your blog!!

barbara n November 11, 2012 - 5:51 pm

I was just checking out your pumpkin nutella mini cheesecake bites

erin m. November 11, 2012 - 5:47 pm

Awesome give away!

Kate | Food Babbles November 11, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary!!! My blog actually just turned 2 the day before you :) and there’s no way I can possibly choose just 1 recipe but if I must, I would say Pumpkin Nutella Mini Cheesecake Bites are definitely one of the top recipes in my book. And this giveaway is AWESOME!!

Erin T November 11, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Pumpkin black and white cookies! Yummy!

Sydney November 11, 2012 - 3:42 pm

My favorite recipe is either anything funfetti, or anything red velvet (the dip = amazingness)! Basically if it has the word funfetti or red velvet in it, I shall try it :3.

Vanderbilt Wife November 11, 2012 - 3:41 pm

I’m not sure I’ve ever visited your site before – maybe on SRC reveal day! The chicken in basil cream sauce looks right up my alley!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 11, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Happy Blogaversary!!!I love all your recipes! Particularly anything with pb&choc steals my heart ;)

Ash V November 11, 2012 - 2:59 pm

I really want to try the strawberry cupcakes with chocolate cheesecake frosting. Oh my!

Veronica November 11, 2012 - 1:59 pm

i love love love all your funfetti recipes! funfetti = love :)

Veronica November 11, 2012 - 1:31 pm

I love your giveaway! I totally need to do something like this. It’s my 3 year blogoversary and haven’t done anything yet! Congrats on yours! I would love to try your Big, Fat, Chewy Multichip Cookies. :)

spiffycookie November 11, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Those are my favorite cookies!

Raymond November 11, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Wow – what creative tasty treats – They all look so amazing! These Funfetti White Chocolate Brownies get my vote! Thanks & Congrats too!

Shelby November 11, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Chocolate peanut butter 7 layer bars!!! Yumm!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 11, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Happy Anniversary! I just love your bog and what a great giveaway!!!

Shelley C November 11, 2012 - 11:38 am

Happy blog-iversary!!! And favorite recipe?? Sheesh, that’s impossible! So for today, I’ll say this one, for these cheesecake white chocolate brownies. Because after reading all about them, I’m itchin’ for a taste! :)

Ally November 11, 2012 - 11:31 am

My go-to spiffy cookies are espresso chocolate chip shortbread. So good!

Hezzi-D November 11, 2012 - 11:17 am

Congrats on 2 years! I don’t have a favorite but these brownies look amazing!

Tracey November 11, 2012 - 11:14 am

Awww happy two years Erin!! You know I love your blog, and all of the deliciousness you tempt me with every day :) My favorites are all of your funfetti treats – I just can’t get enough of that stuff. And are you kidding me with these brownies – white chocolate is the best!

Sarah E. November 11, 2012 - 11:11 am

The Sweet ‘N Spicy Hawaiian Pizza! It’s definitely hands-down my new favorite pizza! :)

Michelle Paradis November 11, 2012 - 11:06 am

Brownie cookie surprise cake aka slutty brownies…yum

Heather H. November 11, 2012 - 11:02 am

Oh my, the Funfetti Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownies look soooo good! Definitely need to make these!!!

Kimberly November 11, 2012 - 11:00 am

Oh! I really want to try the dark chocolate black cherry oatmeal cookiewiches! They sound divine!

Happy Blogiversary!

Renata November 11, 2012 - 10:55 am

The MINI PINK OMBRE SUGAR COOKIE CAKE recipe is so pretty and looks so divine – that’s my pick! Congratulations on such a successful blog for 2 years too! :)

Erin @ Making Memories November 11, 2012 - 10:40 am

Your Peanut Butter CHocolate Chip Biscoff Bars are on my to make list.

SallyBR November 11, 2012 - 10:33 am

Happy bloggiversary! Two years, that is wonderful!

thanks for having a giveaway, and who knows, I might just be the lucky one, right?

melissa@IWasBornToCook November 11, 2012 - 10:23 am

Congrats! I definitely want to try the garlic bread pizza crust. YUM.

Dawn @ Butter And Sprinkles November 11, 2012 - 10:02 am

Happy Blogiversary!

My favorite recipe, or at least one of them, has been the Dark Chocolate Nonpareil Peanut Butter Cookies! I love nonpareils and in cookie form….ahhhh!

Tasha Phillips November 11, 2012 - 9:25 am

These Funfetti Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownies look DELICIOUS! With two of my favorite things combined; cheesecake and white chocolate!

Bobby November 11, 2012 - 8:40 am

congratulations on two years!!!!

Living The Sweet Life November 11, 2012 - 8:10 am

Peanut Butter and Chocolate French Toast is my favourite Spiffy Cookie Recipe :D ( of course, if there’s pb & chocolate, I’m there!!)

Living The Sweet Life November 11, 2012 - 8:07 am

WOOOO HOOOOOO CONGRATULATIONS ERIN!! That’s phenomenal <3 It goes without saying but The Spiffy Cookie is one of my all time favourite blogs – — so I hope to see you around for many many many more successful years xox

spiffycookie November 11, 2012 - 9:58 am

You’re making me blush ;-)

Olivia @ Liv Lives Life November 11, 2012 - 7:01 am

These brownies look pretty good! I like so many of your recipes, it’s difficult to choose just one! Happy blogiversary! :-)

Megan S. November 11, 2012 - 6:45 am

So many to choose from! I love all the desserts…especially with Nutella :)


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