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A serving of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies on a plate dusted with powdered sugar.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies

The luscious swirls of cream cheese running through these delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies make them an extra special dessert for your holiday dinners. 
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 281kcal


For the brownie batter:

  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans divided

For the cream cheese batter:

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x9 baking pan and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl for 2 to 3 minutes until well combined. The butter and brown sugar will have an appearance similar to grainy melted caramel. Beat in the vanilla and eggs until light and creamy. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. Beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed of mixer. Remove mixer from bowl and stir in the pecans.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  • Add all ingredients for the cream cheese batter to a medium bowl and mix on medium speed until smooth. Spoon dollops of the cream cheese onto the pumpkin batter. Lightly swirl the two batters together with a table knife. Sprinkle the top with remaining pecans.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely. Slice and serve. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 3541IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg