Rose McCauley's Gooey Brownies

Rose McCauley has been writing for over a decade and has five books published. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over forty years, she enjoys their growing family of three children and their spouses and five lovely, lively grandkids! She loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website

Rose's latest book release: Christmastide at Bald Head Island
Literature weaves its way through the hearts of the Jordan family women. Matriarch, Grace Jordan, has a particular affinity for William Shakespeare. Just as his play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, spins a tale of the planning of one wedding but ends with three ceremonies, Grace and her two daughters, Rosalind and Miranda, discover rekindled love while planning Rosalind's daughter, Jane Anne's Christmas wedding. In a twist of fate, ceremony plans change. However, just like Elizabeth Bennett and Anne Shirley from Jane Austen and Lucy Montgomery's respective classic tales, all four Jordan women discover what—and who—will make them truly happy

Rose's Gooey Brownies

1 Devil's Food cake mix
1 egg
1 stick butter (softened)

8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter (melted)
1 16 oz. box powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Combine first three ingredients and mix well. Pat into lightly greased 13x9 baking dish. 

To prepare filling, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Add butter; beat. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake mixture. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and chocolate chips. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. You want the center to be a little gooey, so don't over bake. 


  1. Thanks for hosting me Deb. And hope you and your readers enjoy the yummy brownie recipe and the book! This is a fave of mine and the other three authors in the book so we often have it when we get together to brainstorm!

  2. They sound yummy.

    Merry Christmas Deborah and Rose!