Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies Recipe

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies. Diana Rattray
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 16
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These pumpkin cake-like "brownies" are made extra special with swirls of cream cheese batter throughout. This makes a fantastic autumn dessert, perfect for the holidays or just because.

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What You'll Need

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make It

  1. Butter and flour an 11x7-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs until light and creamy. Beat in pumpkin puree.
  3. In another bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. Slowly beat into the first mixture until well blended. Spread in prepared baking pan.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 egg, confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 tablespoons flour. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Spoon onto the pumpkin batter. Using a small narrow spatula or butter knife, swirl the cream cheese batter into the pumpkin batter.
  1. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.