Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies are an amazingly delicious combination of favorite dessert ingredients: pumpkin, cheesecake, and brownies.
One of my favorite parts of fall is baking with pumpkin. I wanted to make something different than the usually pumpkin pie or bread. So I decided to create Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies.
I always use canned pumpkin when baking since its convenient. But sometime I’m going to buy a real pumpkin and try my Good Cook Pumpkin Scoop out, which is available at Walmart, to make my own. I obviously used canned pumpkin for these brownies so they are not hard to make. To make the pumpkin cheesecake part, I beat together softened cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar and an egg until smooth. Then set it aside for later use.
For the brownie batter, I mix together melted butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Then I beat in one egg at a time into the mixture. In another bowl, I combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. I add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and stir until incorporated. Brownies are always better with chocolate chips so I got to stir in chocolate chips. My brownie batter part is then completed.
The brownies are ready to assemble. I used a 11×7 brownie pan I received from Good Cook. It was the right size and better quality than the other pans I use. The pan is non-stick but I still always grease every dish I own. I spread most of the brownie batter into my greased pan. I reserved about 1/2 cup or a little more of the batter to use for later. The pumpkin cheesecake mixture gets spread on top of the brownie batter. Then I added spoonfuls of the reserved brownie batter on top of the cheesecake part. I used a knife to swirl the mixture layers together to give it a nice swirled affect.
The Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies are ready to go in the oven. They get baked for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Then I let them cool for a little before I cut myself a piece. The pumpkin cheesecake and brownie flavors are a great combination, especially when enjoyed with a glass of milk.
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- ⅔ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 7x11 inch pan.
- In a bowl, beat together cream cheese, pumpkin, ¼ cup white sugar, and 1 egg until smooth. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, 1⅓ cup white sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat in 2 eggs one at a time.
- In another bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter mixture into prepared pan, reserving a ½ cup in the bowl. Spread the pumpkin mixture onto the top of the batter. Drop spoonfuls of the reserved batter on top of the pumpkin mixture. Using a knife, swirl the mixture layers for a swirled affect.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool and serve
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Danielle Khazeni says
This looks wonderful! Two of my favorite things brownies and pumpkin 🙂
Jayne Townsley says
I pinned this recipe. It combines a lot of my favorite flavors.
Thank you 🙂
rebeka deleon says
i am going to make these for thanksgiving for something a little different besides pie!! i love brownies
They are so good! I’m trying to limit myself to one a day but it hasn’t been working 😉
Maureen G says
I would make the Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies. I liked the addition of the chocolate chips and the fact that I have almost all the ingredients.
Amanda L says
Oh, my… this combines 3 of my favorite desserts in one! Thanks for the recipe! I, too, love the use of chocolate chips (I love my brownies with chocolate chips in them). Pinned!
Me too! I love cheesecake but it takes a lot more effort to make. These makes it easy to enjoy it plus with the greatness of brownies.
Rebekka S says
oooh that looks so delicious 🙂
Love these !!
Amber Conaway says
WOW this is awesome!!! All things my mother LOVES! I will def be making this for her!
mindy cole says
These look so good all my favorite things into one got to love it
Jessica Adams says
these look soooo amazing!!! <3 deffinitly gotta try to make these!
bianca roman says
My mouth is watering right now! I just showed my mom and she’s like ‘yummmmmy’ cream cheese is so yummy, but add pumpkin to that?! It’s so great that it takes less than an hour to cook too
Allison H says
Does life get much better than chocolate and pumpkin? These look AMAZING. Thank you for sharing!
Sarah Butler says
Talk about the perfect thing to go with a glass of wine after a long holiday-infused day! This sounds so amazingly delicious!