Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

The Spruce / Ali Redmond

  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
183 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 4g
Calcium 64mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 you can.

Ingredients

  • For Pumpkin Brownie:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 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
  • For Cream Cheese Swirl:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies ingredients

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  2. Butter and flour an 11 x 7-inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    buttered / greased baking pan

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  3. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

    beat butter and brown sugar beat together in a glass bowl

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  4. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 of the eggs until light and creamy. Beat in pumpkin puree.

    butter, sugar, eggs and pumpkin mixture in a bowl

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  5. In another bowl, whisk together flour with baking powder, soda, salt, and spices.

    baking powder, soda, salt, and spices in a bowl

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  6. Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well blended.

    wet and dry ingredients for the pumpkin brownie batter together in a bowl

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  7. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.

    pumpkin brownies batter in a baking dish

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  8. Meanwhile, make the cream cheese swirl. Gather the ingredients.

    cream cheese swirl ingredients

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  9. In a medium bowl by combining the cream cheese, egg, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and flour. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy.

    cream cheese, egg, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and flour in a bowl

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  10. Spoon onto the pumpkin batter. Using a small narrow spatula or butter knife, swirl the cream cheese batter into the pumpkin batter.

    cream cheese poured and swirled into pumpkin brownie mixture in a baking pan

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  11. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

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