Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are so decadent!  Rich and fudgey brownies with a silky pumpkin cream cheese swirl in every bite.  So good.

Today I’m excited to be joining a group of bloggers as we come together to share 27 delicious fall recipes with you!  Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing.  Make sure to check out all of the delicious recipes in the links at the bottom of this post!

If you missed any of my previous posts as part of this Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series, make sure to check out my DIY Floral Fall Wreath, a $10, 10 Minute Sunflower Garland, my Pumpkin Patch Vignette, my cozy fall living room and my fall porch.  And today I’m sharing a delicious recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies.

Have you ever had cheesecake swirl brownies?  If you haven’t you must try them.  The addition of a creamy cheesecake swirl in a rich and fudgy brownie is dessert heaven.

Not to mention they’re gorgeous to look at…I mean, just look at that swirl!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Over the years I’ve made regular Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies and Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies several times.  But the recipe I’ve had on my list for sooooo long is a pumpkin variation, so this was the year to finally make them.  The idea of pumpkin with chocolate makes my mouth water!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

And boy, do I wish I had made these sooner.  Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are ah-mazing.  Amazing.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Rich fudgy brownies with chunks of chocolate, topped with 2 swirls of cheesecake…a simple white cheesecake swirl and a pumpkin cheesecake swirl.  Yes, it’s as delicious as you can imagine.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Recipe Tip:

For this brownie I wanted to have a bit of white cheesecake swirl as well as a pumpkin cheesecake swirl…I just really like the look of the two colours against the brownie.  So to do this I made the cheesecake mixture in two parts: 1/3 white cheesecake and 2/3 pumpkin cheesecake.  The white cheesecake swirl shows more once you cut into the baked brownies, but if you want more white to be noticeable on the top, you can make the ratio 1/2 and 1/2.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

A delicious and decadent dessert that is perfect for fall.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 to 20 pieces 1x

Description

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are so decadent!  Rich and fudgy brownies with a silky pumpkin cream cheese swirl in every bite.  So good.


Scale

Ingredients

The Brownie

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips

The Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 8 oz regular cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup pure pumpkin puree

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9×9 inch square baking pan by lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.

The Brownie:

  1. In a saucepan on low heat melt together the butter and sugar. Then transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl, and set aside to cool.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Once the sugar mixture has cooled slightly add the eggs in one at a time, slightly mixing in each one.
  4. Then mix in the vanilla, and combine the mixture until smooth.
  5. Add the dry mix to the wet mixture, and combine until smooth.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop out about 1/2 cup of the brownie batter and set it aside.  You are going to add this later…
  8. Pour the remaining brownie batter into your prepared 9×9 baking pan.  And set it aside while you make the cream cheese mixtures.

The Cream Cheese Swirl:

For the swirl, I made this in two parts:  one is a white cream cheese swirl, and one is a pumpkin cheesecake swirl…the ratio is 1/3 white and 2/3 pumpkin.  I just like the look of the different colours with the brownie.

  1. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk, until well combined and smooth.
  2. Scoop out about 1/3 of the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Then add 1/3 cup of pure pumpkin puree to the cream cheese mixture that is still in the mixer, and combine until smooth and creamy.

Putting it all together:

  1. To the brownie batter in the baking dish, add the cream cheese mixtures in clumps over your brownie. (If you want to see what this looks like, refer to my video below.)
  2. Then add the 1/2 cup brownie batter in clumps.
  3. Using a knife, swirl the clumps until you have a marbling effect.
  4. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The brownie will be done when the edges of the brownie have puffed, the centre of the cake feels firm to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. When the brownie is done, remove it from the oven and let cool to room temperature in the pan.
  6. Then chill in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours before cutting it.

I had to sneak in this photo of my Molly…she sat and stared at these brownies the entire time I took pictures of them…SO funny.

Anyway, I hope you make these Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies and love them!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Watch the video to see how to make the swirls!

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More Delicious Fall Recipes to check out:

Make sure to check out all of the delicious recipes below…I hope you’ll be inspired to make something!

Instant Pot Split Pea & Ham Soup at The Happy Housie
Chicken Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo at Grace In My Space
Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip at My Sweet Savannah
French Onion Soup in a Breadbowl at My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Chicken Lasagna Soup at The Handmade Home

Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole at The Turquoise Home
Butternut Squash & Sundried Tomato Frittata at Cassie Bustamante
Pumpkin Spice Granola at Craftberry Bush
Saskatoon Berry Muffins at Love Create Celebrate
Quick Sugar Free Applesauce at Aratari at Home

Mason Jar Pumpkin Pies at Modern Glam
Easy Pumpkin Dip at She Gave it a Go
Fall Brioche at Inspiration for Moms
Baked Apple Cider Donuts at Paint Me Pink
Instant Pot Pumpkin Applesauce at Cherished Bliss

Pumpkin Spice Granola at Zevy Joy
Plum Frangipane Dessert at Satori Design for Living
Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Ball at Tatertots and Jello
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles at The DIY Mommy
Apple Cannon Balls at In My Own Style

5 Minute Flaky Pie Crust at Jenna Kate at Home
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies at A Pretty Life
Yummy S’Mores Cheese Ball at This is Our Bliss
Pecan Madeleines at Life is a Party

Keto Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp at Summer Adams Designs
Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread at Clean & Scentsible

 Have a delicious day!

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsay Aratari
    October 1, 2019 at 5:17 AM

    These sound amazing!!! Love a good swirl brownie 🙂

  • Reply
    cassie bustamante
    October 1, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    oh my goodness get in my belly! and SO pretty, too!

  • Reply
    Krista
    October 2, 2019 at 5:33 AM

    They sound and look heavenly! Going to give these a try. I am sure they will be a hit. Thanks for sharing Jo-Anna.

  • Reply
    Nancy
    October 12, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Hi Jo-Anna – just wanted to make sure the butter amount is correct. Is it 1.5 cups or 1.5 sticks? Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      October 12, 2019 at 6:59 PM

      Hi Nancy! Yes, it is 1.5 cups of butter! Happy baking!

      • Reply
        Nancy
        October 13, 2019 at 12:11 PM

        Thanks so much! Making this afternoon. 🙂

        • Reply
          Jo-Anna Rooney
          October 13, 2019 at 12:11 PM

          Enjoy!!

          • Nancy
            October 16, 2019 at 11:38 AM

            These were SO good! I ended up making them in a 13×9 pan so they could bake a bit faster, and they turned out beautifully. I also made them GF by using King Arthur measure-for-measure gluten-free flour. They were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who ate them, and no one guessed they were gluten-free. This one’s a keeper – thanks, Jo-Anna!

          • Jo-Anna Rooney
            October 16, 2019 at 12:35 PM

            Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!!

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