Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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A delicious chocolate and pumpkin recipe to keep everyone in the family happy, these Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Brownies are a fun twist on a classic brownie perfect for fall!

These indulgent pumpkin cheesecake brownies are a rich mash-up dessert combining a luscious pumpkin cheesecake swirled through fudgey brownies. The perfect dessert to please both the pumpkin and chocolate lovers in your life

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Recipe

If you’ve been around Sugar, Spice and Glitter for any length of time, you’re probably fully aware of my daughter’s pumpkin obsession.

This girl cannot get enough pumpkin – whether we’re using it in sweet or savoury recipes, she’s all about it… and I’ve slowly grown to love it, too. (Especially in our pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – soooo good.)

These pumpkin swirl cheesecake brownies are the perfect compromise if you have a houseful of pumpkin fans and chocolate lovers like we do. The rich, chocolatey flavor of the brownies are perfectly complemented by the indulgent swirl of cheesecake with that perfect hint of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. 

For this recipe, I used a boxed brownie mix to make things a little bit easier – especially since I had little hands helping. You can definitely swap out the boxed brownie mix for your favorite homemade brownie recipe.

Can these pumpkin cheesecake brownies be frozen? Technically yes. You can individually wrap each brownie and then store in a freezer-safe ziptop bag or your favorite freezer containers for up to three months. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.) Personally, I’m not a fan of cheesecake-anything being frozen, as I find the texture when it’s brought back to room temperature is slightly affected, and texture is just as important as taste for me.

 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can either swirl the cheesecake filling into the brownies or make a cheesecake layer – whatever you’d prefer.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 9″ x 9″ casserole dish <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easy transportation to parties or leftover storage
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Microwave-safe bowl

How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease a 9” x 9” casserole dish and set aside.

Prepare the brownie mix according to box directions. Pour the batter into the prepared casserole dish.

In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, white sugar, pumpkin puree and egg until completely combined.

Stir in the flour, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

Spoon the pumpkin mixture onto the brownie batter and then use a spoon or spatula to swirl the two together.

Bake according to package directions, until the brownies pull away from the sides of the baking dish and an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Allow the brownies to cool before covering in chocolate or frosting.

Melt the chocolate by heating in the microwave in 25-second bursts, stirring well in between each reheating. Stir in the coconut oil to make the chocolate smoother and easier to cut later.

Pour the melted chocolate over the brownies and smooth down with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.

Sprinkle the orange sprinkles over the melted chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set completely before cutting.

 

Pin this easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie recipe using boxed brownie mix:

How to make pumpkin cheesecake swirl brownies - a luscious, rich and super simple dessert thanks to a quick baking hack of using boxed brownie mix. Enjoy as-is, or add a simple chocolate ganache topping

Grab your free printable for our pumpkin cheesecake brownies recipe:

Yield: 9 brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Rich chocolate brownies swirled with pumpkin cheesecake filling for an indulgent dessert that will please both the pumpkin and chocolate fans in your life.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Brownie Mix
  • Plus ingredients called for on the box
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or chocolate melts
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil or shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons orange sprinkles, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a 9” x 9” casserole dish and set aside.
  3. Prepare the brownie mix according to box directions. Pour the batter into the prepared casserole dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, white sugar, pumpkin puree and egg until completely combined.
  5. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  6. Spoon the pumpkin mixture onto the brownie batter and then use a spoon or spatula to swirl the two together.
  7. Bake according to package directions, until the brownies pull away from the sides of the baking dish and an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool before covering in chocolate or frosting.
  9. Melt the chocolate by heating in the microwave in 25-second bursts, stirring well in between each reheating. Stir in the coconut oil to make the chocolate smoother and easier to cut later.
  10. Pour the melted chocolate over the brownies and smooth down with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
  11. Sprinkle the orange sprinkles over the melted chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set completely before cutting.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your family loves this easy pumpkin swirl cheesecake brownie recipe – it’s a fun recipe for a fall party and the perfect solution when you want something to satisfy your pumpkin and chocolate cravings at the same time! 

For more delicious pumpkin recipes, check out our Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Glaze or our Pumpkin Salad Dressing recipe.

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